How The Raines Group Gives Back to Central Ohio

For us, real estate isn't just about buying and selling homes—it involves giving back to the communities we serve while creating unique opportunities for residents all across Central Ohio. The Raines Group remains committed to making a positive contribution anywhere we live, work, or play, and that's why we've made community service a pillar of our business philosophy.

Here are just a few organizations we've proudly supported over the last two decades. If you'd like to team up with us to help a great cause, just contact us for more information!

Our Charitable History


In a remarkable display of community spirit, The Raines Group celebrated their 200th home sale in 2023 by once again donating the profits to five local organizations. Sunrise Sanctuary, Inc. received $5,000, the Callahan Murphy Hare Foundation was granted $4,000, the Magical Moments Foundation was honored with $3,000, Dreams on Horseback received $2,000, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation was given $1,000. These organizations exemplify the spirit of giving, and The Raines Group salutes their incredible work in our community.


The Raines Group continued its tradition of community engagement in 2023 by actively participating in the Independence Day New Albany 5K. This event not only demonstrated their commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle but also reinforced their strong presence in the local community, solidifying their reputation as a real estate agency deeply rooted in the well-being and spirit of the neighborhoods they serve.


In 2022, The Raines Group exemplified their strong sense of community involvement by actively volunteering at Lifetown. Their dedication to making a positive impact beyond the real estate industry further elevated their reputation, showcasing their commitment to both business success and meaningful social contributions. This collaborative effort not only benefited Lifetown but also highlighted The Raines Group's ethos of giving back and fostering positive change in their community.


The Raines Group demonstrated their commitment to community support by proudly sponsoring the Lifetown Legends Luncheon in 2022. This strategic partnership not only showcased their local influence but also emphasized their dedication to philanthropy, solidifying their reputation as a socially responsible and successful business in the real estate sector.


The Raines Group stayed busy this year by fundraising and donating to even more charities. Our team proudly supported Star House, the only drop-in service agency for youth ages 14 to 24 who are experiencing homelessness. In addition to hosting a supply drive, we had their outreach director speak to our team about the group's mission. During the second and third quarter of 2021, we partnered with Chapter 9 of Blue Star Mothers to collect travel-sized toiletry items throughout our CAP Apple Pie Event. And in September, we sponsored the Orthopedic Polo Cup to raise arthritis awareness.


Even during COVID-19, The Raines Group banded together to support even more local initiatives. Our agents volunteered at Lifetown's stations so children could learn about life skills in a realistic environment. We also made donations to On Our Sleeves and ran a fundraiser for mental health awareness in our community. During the winter, The Raines Group offered support for the 8th annual HER USO Toy Drive.


The Raines Group stayed busy in 2019 with four main contributions. We started the year off by supporting Lifetown, a community that allows children to master advanced life skills outside of the classroom. During the second quarter of 2019, we raised funds for Girls on the Run and celebrated our 200th home sale by donating to charities chosen by our clients. Finally, we held a diaper drive for the Diaper Bank of Columbus, where we presented the organization with over 4,000 diapers and spent the afternoon helping to separate, size, and pack for community members in need.

Our Favorite Charities and Organizations

Children's causes

  • A Kid Again
  • After School Allstars
  • Books for Bedtime
  • Columbus Academy
  • Columbus Diaper Bank
  • Columbus Jewish Day School
  • Columbus School for Girls
  • Gracehaven
  • Make Kindness Contagious
  • New Albany Middle & High Band
  • New Albany PTO

Medical charities

  • AngelWorks Foundation
  • Children's Hospital
  • Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
  • Crawford Crew
  • Form 5 Prosthetics
  • Healthy New Albany
  • Jimmie Heuga Foundation
  • Make It Fit Foundation
  • Mental Health America of Ohio
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • NC4K
  • Operation Smile

Local organizations

  • Alvis
  • Amethyst
  • Community Kitchen
  • Drug Safe Worthington
  • Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
  • Huckleberry House
  • New Albany Chamber
  • New Albany Classic
  • New Albany Food Pantry
  • New Albany Historical Society
  • New Albany Library
  • New Albany Performing Arts Center
  • New Albany Symphony Orchestra
  • New Albany Women's Network
  • New Albany Wellbeing Initiative
  • Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio

National organizations

  • American Heart Association
  • Girls on the Run
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Junior Achievement
  • Junior League
  • Race for a Cure
  • The Red Cross
  • Respire Haiti
  • Ruling Our Experiences (ROX)
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics
  • TEDx
  • United Way
  • World Vision

Animal charities

  • Columbus Dog Connection
  • Licking County Humane Society
  • Pilot Dogs

Other causes

  • Circle of Friends
  • Coalition Against Family Violence
  • Jerseys of Hope
  • Lettuce Work
  • Lifetown
  • Love Without Hurt
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Ohio Sled Hockey
  • The Overwatch Partnership
  • Read to Succeed
  • Project Redeem

Work with a Team That Gives Back

Whether you're thinking about buying or selling your home in Central Ohio, you can trust the Raines Group to provide superior service throughout the process. We don't just work to serve our community—we're always putting our clients first, too. Give us a call to get started or check out some of our resources below!