Community Connection Update

August 2013

In August $1200 total was given to 4 local groups.  Gallrein Fall Festival Fundraiser $100, Waddy Ruritan $100, Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee $500, and the Serenity Center in Shelbyville $500, which helps to meet the needs of individuals with mental and physical needs.


July 2013

In July, TSRC donated $1000 to A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center to be used for their annual Banquet of Life fundraiser.  ALC continues to be a community leader in helping those facing a crisis pregnancy with love and compassion while also providing critical parental training and resources.


June 2013

June was a month of sponsoring the annual golf scramble for Habitat for Humanity.  This is an annual event held to raise funds for Shelby County Habitat for Humanity.  The total donated for June, including funds and sponsored t shirts was $1000


May 2013

May was a productive month at TSRC with 18 homes sold.  We divided the Community Connection donation between 2 special ministries.  $900 was given in honor of one of our dear agents who passed away and had a special place in her heart for the youth of her church.  The money was given to the church youth program.  The other half of the donation for May was given to a needy family in Henry County who needed help with finishing a home to live in for the parents and 6 children.

April 2013

Helping our public schools through Project Graduation is a great opportunity for us to show our support of our schools and the good things that are done to give students a positive choice for sharing wonderful high school memories.  Torrey Smith Realty is pleased to support Project Graduation this month with a $1100.00 donation.


March 2013

Torrey Smith Realty is pleased to announce a donation of $1500.00 to the Shelby County Backpack Program for the month of March.  The SCBP helps supplement food for children in our community through the school system by means of backpacks.



February 2013

The Tres Chic annual benefit for Kosair Children's Hospital was the focus of our February Community Connection.  $500 was donated to Kosair Children's Hospital.


January 2013

January 2013 our community connection sponsorship was to G.O. Ministries for a week long mission trip which Torrey Smith was able to participate in.  This is an annual ministry outreach to children living in an orphanage in the Dominican.


December 2012

 Our comapny annual tradition during December is to locate several families with children who have met financial struggles, and to offer our support by purchasing their gifts for the family and bringing food baskets.  4 families with a total of 12 children were helped this year with a total donation of over $1500 plus food.



During October/November, Torrey Smith Realty Co. sponsored various events and silent auctions for area schools.  Amount of sponsorships totalled approximately $1500.00


 September 2012

Dorman Preschool Center in Shebyville hosts it's annual Dorman Carnival.  We sponsored the Carnival this year with  a $300 donation


August 2012

We are excited to report 30 sales during August 2012.  As a result, we have donated $3000 to Making Music, Making Waves, a benefit for local resident Jamie Andriot. 


July 2012  - $1740 donated

Hannah's Day of Hope  $200

Amazing Grace Bible Church  - Shelbyville $1540 


June 2012 Habitat for Humanity   $1435 donated

Annual Habitat for Humanity Drive it Home Golf Scramble

Money raised for this event does much more than help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions.  You help ensure future opportunities for hardworking families who just need a chance at success!


May 2012 Kyle Houchin Golf Memorial    $1195 donated


April 2012   Project Graduation   $500 donated

This year project graduation will combine three schools ... Shelby County High, Martha Collins, and Cornerstone Christian Academy.  The event will allow for a fun, safe celebration time for students as they graduate from their respective high schools.   


March 2012  Shelby County Backpack Project  $1200 donated

The Shelby County Backpack Project is a volunteer project that was started in our community to provide underprivileged elementary children in Shelby County with extra food and snacks to get through the weekends, when they may not have what they need.  The schools use backpacks to send individually canned/boxed items home with the children.  Donations of individual packaged foods/drinks can be taken to any of the schools during the year. 


February 2012  Stormhaven Youth Ranch  $500 donated

At Stormhaven Youth Ranch we rescue horses. When a child learns of a rescued horse’s painful past, he is stirred with compassion, relating to the sorrow he feels in his own life. One of the greatest steps to healing is reaching out beyond ourselves to others. A horse can be the first step. No matter what the children are facing in their lives they can run away to a little ranch where horses and children bond, offering each other that hope and unconditional love that we all yearn for in our unstable world.



January 2012  Kosair Childrens Hospital  $500 donated 

For more than a century, Kosair Children's Hospital and its predecessor hospitals have cared for the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana without regard to their families' ability to pay. Kosair Children's Hospital is Kentucky's only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for children and is an advocate for the health and well-being of all children.


November/December 2011   Shelby County Men's Homeless Shelter and A Loving Choice Resource Center for Women   Donated supplies/Gifts  

Our agents collected and purchased ornaments and decorations to decorate the Men's Shelter and purchased housekeeping supplies for the shelter.  We also took a gift bag for each man that included new gloves, hat, rain coat, socks, and other personal items.

For A Loving Choice Resource Center, our team collected personal items for the center, such as diapers, paper products, cleaning supplies, and more.  We also provided "Christmas" for a single mom and family.


October 2011  The Dorman Center  $700 donated  

This donation was for a sponsorship of the Dorman Center's Fall Fundraiser Carnival. 

The Dorman Preschool Center provides early intervention to children ages 18 months to 5 years. We serve all children including those that have been diagnosed with a disability, show signs of developmental delay, are at risk in their environment, or it has been determined they can benefit from our programs. They receive services via skilled teachers, assistants, developmental interventionist, therapist and volunteers.


September 2011   Kid's Corner (Centenary Methodist Church Shelbyville)  $1000 donated

Kid's Corner is a place sponsored by the Centenary Methodist Church in Shelbyville once a month on Saturdays.  The church goes to various sections of downtown Shelbyville to pick up children and bring them back to the church for a day of recreation, arts and crafts, teaching, and eating.  This month's donation was going to be used to not only help in the funding of the program, but also to purchase winter coats and accessories for the children.


May 2011  Banquet for All Community Connection agencies

at Claudia Sanders Restaurant

On May 12, Torrey Smith Realty Co. provided a banquet for all our previous agency recipients of the Community Connection Program. We had 10 agencies represented at this event, and also invited our sellers and buyers from the previous year to attend.  The event proved to be a wonderful bonding of our sellers and buyers, who made it possible to be able to help support all of these community agencies throughout the year, and also our team of agents and representatives of the agencies helped by the Community Connection.  In all, about 140 people attended the banquet. 


April 2011   Project Graduation  $700 donated

Again this year we sponsored the 2 high schools in Shelby County for their Project Graduation event for the graduating seniors. 


March 2011  Lifebridge for Animals  $800 donated

The purpose of Lifebridge for Animals is to raise awareness to the seriousness of pet overpopulation and the plight facing domestic animals.  They promote humane education in elementary schools, as well as community groups and offer financial assistance with spaying and neutering to help reduce the number of homeless pets.


February 2011  Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shelby County  $784 donated

The mission of Big Brothers/Big Sisters is to provide children who are facing adversity with strong 1-1 relationships to help change their lives for the better, forever.  It's vision is to successfully mentor relationships for all children who need or want them, to bring brighter futures to all.


January 2011  Father's Love Ministry   $1000 donated

Father's Love is a  ministry to children in the downtown Shelbyville Kentucky area that provides meals and transportation to inner city children. 

 It's  a "church for kids"


December 2010  Provide for several Families for Christmas

amount donated in gifts/food  $1500

Several needy families were helped during the Christmas season... some came by way of the local elementary school administration, some by personal connections.  Each family presented a list for their children for Christmas gifts.  Our team of agents met and divided up the list to go shopping for the children.  One or two "family gifts" were also purchased, along with a collection box of food. The wrapped gifts and food were hand delivered to the families.


November 2010  Open Door of Hope Men's Shelter  $500 donated

Open Door of Hope exists to meet the basic needs of homeless men in Shelby County, Ky, such as a hot meal, overnight shelter, showers, transportation, and referrals for other services. The center seeks to assist in finding employment for those who are willing and able to work. Open Door of Hope shares Christ to the poor and oppressed men in our community.


October 2010  Shelbyville Multipurpose Center  $500 donated

  The Multipurpose Center is a community action program that seeks to improve the lives of senior citizens and low income persons by coordinating access to vital resources and services. They are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


September 2010  Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County    $600 donated

 Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.  It is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry.  Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.


August 2010 Shelby County Backpack Project  $1000 donated

 The Shelby County Backpack Project is a volunteer project that was started in our community to provide underprivileged elementary children in Shelby County with extra food and snacks to get through the weekends, when they may not have what they need. The schools use backpacks to send individually canned/boxed items home with the children. Donations of individual packaged foods/drinks can be taken to any of the schools during the year.


July 2010  Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kentuckiana  $684 donated

 This donation was given to The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kentuckiana in support of their annual "Bowl for Kids Sake".  This annual fundraiser event involves teams coming together to bowl by raising money for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 


June 2010  A Loving Choice Resource Center for Women  $1200 donated

A Loving Choice offers counseling for women in crisis pregnancies and helps women who choose to keep their baby by offering education classes and other parenting classes to help them as they become a parent.  The center has a "store" of baby supplies that become a resource for the women as well. Child care is provided as these women become educated in the needs of parenthood.


May 2010  Operation Care  $1100 donated

 Operation Care provided help to nearly 10,000 people in 2011 by providing emergency shelter to those facing abuse, homelessness, or families experiencing loss of home due to fire or eviction. Other assitance provided is free medical care, and a clothing/household shop that provides either free or low cost items to over 6,000 families annually.