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McColly Real Estate Shelter Buddies Donation Drive

McColly Charities Shelter Buddies Donation Drive

FEBRUARY 23, 2020 - Giving back to those in need is important in maintaining a high quality of life within communities. McColly Real Estate realizes this, to the extent, even, of forming McColly Charities, whose mission guides the company in their dedication to strengthen Northwest Indiana’s communities and help them to continue to prosper and grow.

Through McColly Charities, McColly Real Estate has worked with various non-profit organizations including the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Meals on Wheels, the Dean & Barbara White Southlake YMCA, and about 100 others.

“We want to show the communities in the surrounding area that we are a local business that gives back,” said Monica Decker, Director of Marketing and Technology for McColly Real Estate.

McColly Charities does a collection drive about two or three times a year, with the next one scheduled to benefit the Humane Society and other South Suburban pet shelters. The newest collection is called the Shelter Buddies Donation Drive. Items being collected are pet food, toys, treats, and household cleaning supplies. The drive will take place March 1-25.

“Donation stations can be found at any of our 23 McColly Companies offices,” Decker said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to come in and meet the agents, all while working toward cultivating a strong future and participating in a great cause.”

Decker noted that one of McColly Charities’ more popular collection drives is the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, which occurs during the summer when food banks are often in low supply. Food supplies collected are donated to food pantries in Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland.

“We wanted to keep this drive simple, so that it follows Ron McColly’s own saying: ‘Keep it simple, no matter what you do,’” Decker said.

Ron McColly, Founder of McColly Real Estate, was born and raised in Miller, Indiana, and believes it’s important to stay connected with his hometown region by supporting local pantries and charities that can help the most amount of people. Over the last four decades, the company has supported more than 100 local charities through donations of goods and volunteer time.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be a part of this,” Decker said. “Since we’re the number one real estate company in Northwest Indiana, we feel the need to give back to our communities and pay it forward.”

This media release originally appeared on VALPO.LIFE and was written by Sergio Valdes

Toys For Tots

McColly Companies, on behalf of McColly Charities, is hosting its annual Marine Toys for Tots drive- now through the first week of December. Collection boxes are currently available at each of the 23 McColly Real Estate, McColly Bennett Real Estate and McColly Rosenboom Real Estate offices throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland. Toys collected will be distributed to the children of Porter, Lake, Jasper, Newton and LaPorte counties of Indiana and Will, Cook, Iroquois and Kankakee Counties of Illinois. 

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources- our children; to unite members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. 

For more information please visit Also, feel free to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@mccollyre) for updates. 


McCOLLY Charities Announces October Coat Drive

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October 1, 2018 – SHARE THE GIFT OF WARMTH! Here is your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter.

McColly Real Estate, on behalf of the McColly Charities, is sponsoring a Coat Drive beginning on October 15, 2018 and will continue through November 15, 2018.

All McColly Real Estate and McColly Bennett Real Estate offices throughout Northwest Indiana, Chicago Southland & Central Illinois are collecting clean, gently used coats. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

McColly Charities has made donating a coat simple. Just bring your clean, gently used coats and jackets to any McColly Companies office during the collection. (For a list of collection sites, please go to, under the Find an Agent / Office tab.) McColly Charities will take care of the rest. All donated coats will be given to the local Salvation Army for distribution to local people in need.

Over the past 40+ years, McColly Real Estate has annually contributed to the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Salvation Army, American Heart Association and the Special Olympics of Illinois, to name just a few great causes. In 2011, McColly Real Estate formally established the McColly Charities to benefit families in need in the local communities that McColly Companies serves.

McColly Charities sponsors charity drives throughout the year. Pantries / charities who’d like to be considered for our current list of benefactors, please fill out the online application at Please include detailed information in terms of pantry/charity name, areas served; contact person and hours open for donation deliveries.

McColly Real Estate Announces Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive to Support Local Charities

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(Schererville, IN) - (May 2018) - McColly Real Estate, care of McColly Charities, is sponsoring a peanut butter and jelly drive. Peanut butter and jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed items for all food banks due to its popularity, long shelf life and high protein amount.

The collection drive will begin on June 1, 2018 and continue through June 30, 2018. Drop-off sites can be found at any of McColly Real Estate’s 24 offices located throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland. Please visit for locations.

Items collected will be donated to food pantries in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland.

About McColly Real Estate: McColly Real Estate’s local reputation and expertise are backed by its selection as a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global community of over 550 real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance. This distinction ensures that McColly Real Estate clients are working with exceptional local professionals who also deliver connections to buyers and quality real estate companies across the country and around the world. Our strength in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland is mirrored by our fellow Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® members. From London to Beijing to Johannesburg and beyond, McColly Real Estate is proud to work with the very best companies across the globe. Every five minutes a quality client introduction is made within Leading Real Estate companies of the World®. As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, McColly Real Estate combines authentic, local expertise with global connections to the highest quality real estate firms worldwide. We’re Local. We’re Global®.

McColly Charities Makes $100,000 Donation for Southlake YMCA Expansion

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The Southlake YMCA took a large step forward in meeting their goal, thanks to the donation of $100,000 by Ron McColly, on behalf of the McColly Foundation.

According to Pat Huber, who leads the capital campaign on behalf of the Dean and Barbara White Foundation, the Southlake YMCA expansion is the largest construction project in Crown Point since the building of Crown Point High School. The difference between the two being that the Southlake Y is a completely philanthropic project, dependent solely on donations.

Ron McColly has supported a variety of charities in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland for most of his 40+ years as a local business owner. He recognizes the positive impact the

Southlake YMCA expansion will have as an economic driver for all of Lake County, Indiana.

January 2019 marks the opening of the 80,000-square-foot addition to the east side of the Y at 1450 S. Court St. The state-of-the-art addition will include a six-lane lap pool, a zero-entry warm water pool with a slide and other water features, an outdoor L-shaped pool, also with a slide and other water features.

Two new gyms are planned along with an overhead walking/running track that will connect to the existing gym; six program studios for cheer, dance and group exercise.

Expansion will enable the Y to offer many new programs including summer day camps; dance and martial arts programs; competitive teams in gymnastics, swimming and other sports; healthy eating classes; senior & medical based wellness programs.

To learn more about McColly Charities, visit To donate / learn more about the Crown Point Community Foundation & the Southlake Y, visit:

Ron McColly, pictured with his granddaughter, Randalynn McColly-Fleener at the recent Crown Point Community Foundation Gala.

McColly Foundation collects 100s of Jars of PB & J

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive 2016

Schererville, IN – The McColly Foundation and McColly Companies of Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland collected hundreds of jars of PB & J for their Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive held between September 1st and September 30th 2016.

Thank you for the extreme generosity of staff, agents, clients and community.

The food collected was donated to the following pantries and shelters in Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland.

    The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is located in Gary and supplies food to over 100 pantries and soup kitchens in Lake and Porter Counties.
  • Together We Cope, Tinley Park, IL
    Together We Cope serves people from 22 South Suburban communities in Bremen, Orland, Palos and Worth townships.
  • Good Neighbor Food Pantry, DeMotte, IN
    The Good Neighbor Food Pantry provides assistance to the DeMotte in Jasper County.
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