SOLD! Tiny Home Auction Raises $47k for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Oklahoma Organization New Owner of the Tiny Home for Tiny Tots
September 07, 2018 // Franchising.com // DENVER – Going once, going twice… SOLD! The RE/MAX Tiny Home for Tiny Tots was purchased at auction this month by Shari and Scott Norvell of Bixby, Oklahoma, and the founders of Blue Flame Ministries.
After three days of bidding, the RE/MAX Tiny Home for Tiny Tots, a collaboration between RE/MAX and students at Henry Ford College who designed and constructed the home, was sold for $47,000 at auction with 100% of the proceeds going to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).
“As the new owners of the Tiny Home for Tiny Tots, the Norvells have made a significant contribution to help sick and injured children across the U.S. and Canada,” said Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Alliances. “Our network of more than 120,000 RE/MAX agents know how to match their clients’ unique preferences to the perfect home and they were instrumental in helping us market the tiny home and make miracles happen for CMN Hospital patients.”
RE/MAX enlisted the Architecture/Construction Technology program at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan to design and build the tiny home. The 280 square-foot, 1-bed, 1-bath home was transported to Mounds, OK, just outside of Bixby, where the Norvells will use it to support their ministry. RE/MAX and creative agency partner Camp + King saw the opportunity to build a tiny home as a way to raise money for CMN Hospitals while promoting the benefits of homeownership for all styles and budgets.
“The sale of the Tiny Home for Tiny Tots will have a big impact on the more than 10 million children at 170-member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada,” said John Lauck, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals President and CEO. “Our more than 26-year partnership with RE/MAX has shown us that miracles come in all shapes and sizes – even in a tiny home -- and this contribution will help fill funding gaps in CMN Hospitals nationwide, helping to improve the lives of as many children as possible.”
About the RE/MAX Network
As one of the leading global real estate franchisors, RE/MAX, LLC is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX) with over 120,000 agents in more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides. Dedicated to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Mortgage, a ground-breaking mortgage franchisor, in 2016 and acquired booj, a real estate technology company, in 2018. RE/MAX agents have lived, worked and served in their local communities for decades, raising millions of dollars every year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. To learn more about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.
About Henry Ford College
Henry Ford College (HFC) in Dearborn, Mich., is a comprehensive, accredited public college serving 21,000 students annually. HFC has been successfully preparing students for a rapidly changing world since 1938, and today offers more than 120 high-quality associate degree, career, and university transfer programs. The College also offers a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies, as well as 3 + 1 programs with university partners. HFC provides customized workforce development training for business and industry. Visit hfcc.edu for more details, or look for us on social media.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at http://www.CMNHospitals.org and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
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