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Master Gardener helps grow Girls' Education

Nancy Enz with Nicole Smith Credits: NS
Weichert recently welcomed Nancy Enz back to the team after she raised her girls, became a Master Gardener and created a business to beautify homes through landscaping. Nancy renewed her Real Estate license to help people showcase and sell their homes from the inside out.
Nancy worked with Nicole Smith of Far Hills to bring some color and refinement to her yard and help her with vegetable and herb gardening. Nicole was eager to learn and grateful for Nancy's help and expertise. Nancy discovered Nicole's passion for volunteering and the hours she devotes to Room to Read, a global non profit focused on literacy for young children and adolescent girls.
Nicole is not shy about sharing and promoting people and causes she cares about. Nancy's gardening business client base grew to include Nicole's neighbors and friends. Nancy pledged to make a $1,000 donation to Room to Read with her first home sale. It did not take long. Nicole received the news and was ecstatic to receive such a generous donation.
"Nicole is a passionate advocate for Room to Read. Once she educated me about the program, I felt that it was imperative to act. I hope my small contribution will touch the lives of many young girls." - Nancy M. Enz
Nancy plans to continue to donate a portion of her commission to various charities. Contact Nancy Enz at Weichert Realtors to showcase your home from the inside out.  
"I believe people thrive when they have a sense of purpose in their lives. Nancy is a prime example of this. She does what she loves and loves to give back, which creates a successful cycle of win/win for everyone involved." - Nicole Smith
Room to Read has benefited over 11 million children across 20,000 communities in 14 countries and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. For more information about Room to Read contact Nicole Smith at

As we roll into commencement season, please encourage any well wishers to donate $17 to honor a 2017 graduate and to further global education for girls! Donate here:  $17 Graduation Gift

Girls in the underserved communities in which Room to Read works face daunting obstacles to staying in school, and many feel pressured to drop out completely. You make it possible for their futures to be decided not by the circumstances into which they were born, but by their own talents, hard work and dreams.



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