Here at C21 Signature Real Estate, our team is busy defying mediocrity all year long. So when it’s time to celebrate, we like to throw a good party. We like to work hard and play harder.

The C21 team gathered at Jester Park Lodge to mark the 2019 holiday season and the end of the year (and decade!). We celebrated with games, drinks, live music, good food and high spirits. Everything you need for a good party!

“We wanted to get everyone together and have a fun night celebrating the year,” said Victoria Stefansen, our Director of Agent Services and party planner extraordinaire. “We wanted it to feel like a family get-together which is why we chose the lodge. It had a cozy, Christmas feel.”

The night concluded with an auction to benefit Orphans of Teso, a nonprofit that maintains community centers in the wartorn Teso region of Uganda. The organization partners with Children’s HopeChest to provide personal care, financial support and professional development for vulnerable children in the community. 

The team raised $15,000 to contribute to the Change Their Story 2019 campaign. The program is focused on several prongs of education and development initiatives. One initiative is providing education funding for university tuition and secondary school. Only 2 percent of orphans in the Teso region finish secondary school so the funding from this campaign will provide unprecedented opportunities. The other initiative is focused on providing business start-up materials and tools for students who have graduated from technical schools and certificate programs. Orphans of Teso’s long-term model is based on sustainable development-  teaching lifelong skills that will help a vulnerable population survive and succeed. 

“I think this party and the team turnout really speaks to the culture we have here,” said Stefansen.

The team made merry, raised money for a good cause and celebrated the end of a decade. We’re already looking forward to moving relentlessly forward in 2020.