What is Seaside Cares?
Our Mission Statement: Seaside Cares is a charitable giving campaign of Seaside Vacations and Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty that contributes to the enrichment of the Outer Banks and other areas in the fields of community, relief, environment, and veterans.
In 2013, Seaside Vacations and Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty implemented 'Seaside Cares' as our official charitable giving campaign. Through the Seaside Cares Charitable Giving Campaign, our mission is to give back to the local community by providing charitable contributions and volunteer support, thus strengthening and reinforcing our commitment to creating lasting changes in our community.
We believe that the quality of life found on the Outer Banks and in northeastern North Carolina depends on the generous support of those who live, work, and vacation here. We contribute our time, talents and resources to help ensure a brighter future for all who call this area home.
The campaign was designed to support four specific areas: Community, Food, Environment and Veterans.
Community: Success & Happiness for Youth and Seniors
Through multiple initiatives, we aim to improve the well-being of our community by supporting our youth and senior residents. One example is the Seaside Cares scholarship at First Flight High School for graduating seniors. Another is the collection and supply of much needed items for our seniors in assisted living facilities and those identified in our community.
Relief: Reducing Hunger For Food Insecure Families
By partnering with the Outer Banks Beach Food Pantry, we are working to reduce hunger in our community. We include donation bags with each welcome bag we give to our guests, all year long. These bags are labeled to encourage guests to donate leftover unopened, non-perishable food. In 2021 we donated over 1,300 lbs of food from this initiative alone - and we are not slowing down! We also host food drives multiple times a year to collect donations from our staff and the community.
Environment: Protecting our Precious Outer Banks Home
Seaside Cares supports the Corolla Wild Horse Fund to ensure these majestic creatures remain protected and roam free
for locals and visitors to witness. We also support N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles), a hard-working nonprofit organization ensuring the preservation and protection of the local sea turtle population. We will also be hosting local beach cleanups and other volunteer initiatives to help protect our fragile environment.
Veterans: Keeping Our Honorable Veterans in Mind
Seaside Cares proudly supports the Outer Banks chapter of the VFW. We sincerely appreciate the sacrifices made by our veterans and work to ensure they have everything they need for a comfortable life after service on the Outer Banks.