With the help of a $20,000 donation from Platinum Properties, an earthquake-damaged kindergarten in Indonesia has reopened.
Reconstruction of the Bina Mekar Kindergarten was funded by Platinum Properties’ donation and an equal sum from an anonymous benefactor, who is a client of the firm.
These financial contributions supported the Happy Hearts Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding schools after natural disasters.
“The Happy Hearts Fund has had an incredible impact in disaster-torn areas helping to make education available to young children,” said Khashy Eyn, founder and CEO of Platinum Properties.
“We are pleased to be able to contribute to their efforts and thrilled that this school facility has reopened to once again provide a learning center for the community.”
In September 2009, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed dozens of people and destroyed schools and offices in West Java, Indonesia. The students of Bina Meka School have since been attending class at the home of their teacher.
Keller Williams NYC hosted its fifth annual RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) earlier this month.
The event was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service.
Over 150 agents and associates volunteered for painting and gardening projects at homeless shelters and community organizations around New York City.
Keller Williams NYC CEO Eric Barron, COO Zhann Jochinke, and Luis Ortiz, star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing, helped revitalized three outdoor gardens at the Henry Street Settlement at 40 Montgomery Street.
Stan Ponte at Sotheby’s has just listed 247 Central Park West, one of the few remaining single family homes on Central Park, for $37 million.
It’s a 12,000 s/f “magnificent architectural masterpiece” says Ponte, whose listing showcases a glass and steel staircase crowned by a domed skylight.
The six level home has five bedrooms, six baths, two half baths, two offices, a master bedroom floor with a terrace and a dining room opening onto a bamboo garden.
The house was sold to a corporation by former owner Coach COO Keith Monda last year.