Coldwell Banker helps kids from Young Life go to camp

August 09, 2010
  • A group from Young Life of Washington County went to Saranac Lake, N.Y., from June 20 to 26. The youths were able to make the trip thanks to a $4,600 donation from Coldwell Banker Innovations and Jeff Matthews, an agent with Coldwell Banker Innovations.
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When a Coldwell Banker Innovations agent sold a property in June, he helped benefit more than just the company and the new homeowner - he contributed to a much larger purpose.

Jeff Matthews, an agent with Coldwell Banker Innovations, sold a property June 1 to Matt Seifarth, area director of Young Life of Washington County, a nonprofit organization.

Matthews and Coldwell Banker Innovations gave the entire $4,600 commission from the sale toward the purchase a bus for Young Life to take kids to camp in late June.

"The donation helped to keep camp costs down for the kids," Seifarth said. "The camp costs can sometimes be an obstacle for some of the kids, and the money put toward the bus really helped decrease the fees for the kids."

Young Life was founded in 1941 by Jim Rayburn, a Presbyterian youth leader in Texas. As a Christian-based youth ministry throughout North America with an expanding international outreach, Young Life is committed to guiding young people toward a healthy and enriching lifestyle. At Young Life, adult leaders act as mentors and role models to young adolescents of all social, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds throughout the world.


For more information on Young Life, call Young Life of Washington County at 240-356-0125 or go to

For more information on Coldwell Banker Innovations, call 301-745-1500 or go to

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