Mural Dedicated to NAR’s Good Neighbor Award Winner’s Cause

By Kelly Leighton | May 11, 2023 | 2 min. read

A mural depicting the organization Kids Against Hunger, Philadelphia chapter, founded by Realtor® Heather Griesser LaPierre, was recently painted in Newtown Square.

LaPierre was one of five winners of NAR’s Good Neighbor Award last year. In honor of Realtors® who exemplify community involvement, NAR granted each winner $10,000 toward their organization, featured them in the fall 2022 issue of Realtor® Magazine, presented them with a crystal trophy at NAR NXT and commissioned a mural in their community. The Kids Against Hunger mural, located at 3521-17 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, will be up for a month. Local artist Ash Ryan painted the mural.

LaPierre, a sales associate with RE/MAX Preferred, Realtors®, founded Kids Against Hunger in 2015 to help combat hunger among children, families and individuals in need in the community. To date, they have packed and distributed more than 10 million meals and have raised more than $2.5 million. LaPierre can be found at the headquarters daily, in addition to working a demanding real estate career. LaPierre also donates a percentage of her commissions to the organization. Kids Against Hunger is one chapter of more than 50 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

“I am extremely honored to have won the Good Neighbor award and appreciate the recognition that NAR has brought to Kids Against Hunger United,” said LaPierre. “Art has the ability to create a message that connects with people in a powerful way. This mural not only tells the story of Kids Against Hunger United, but will bring greater awareness to the ever-growing problem of food insecurity in our local community and beyond. To see our story come to life in the form of a mural in my hometown is truly amazing.”

The Good Neighbor Awards have honored Realtors® who dedicate time, resources and money to make their communities better places for more than two decades. Last year, three Pennsylvania Realtors® made it to the finals, in which 10 agents are chosen.

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