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Supporting the Outer Banks Community

The Outer Banks is not only a great place to visit with your family each year, with miles of wide open beaches, State and National Parks, tons of history, and incredible restaurants and unique shops, but we also offer a strong sense of community and togetherness for those who choose to live and work here. Much of that is due in part to the variety of charitable non-profits who serve this community. We come together when it's needed most. And there are no shortage of opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community groups who keep our little string of islands going year after year.

Weekly Food Donations

Have unopened, non-perishable food or toiletry items left at the end of your stay? Simply drop them off at any Sun Realty office and we'll collect and distribute those items to the Food Pantries. Whether you are staying in the northern or central Outer Banks or on Hatteras Island, there is a local food pantry that can benefit from those donations. Each year, our guests and owners donate thousands of pounds of food and household items to our local pantries!

Giving Tuesday

Each year, Sun Realty is proud to give back to our community, both through donations and through staff volunteerism. Below are a few of the non-profits we've supported, all doing great work in the community. Through our Giving Tuesday initiative, our owners and guests are able to help us choose a Fan Favorite local charity each year.

A Few Words from Our Community Partners

Thank you for your donation to the Dementia Friendly Coalition. With your help we are able to provide our services and programs to those living with dementia and their caregivers free of charge.

We thank you for helping us make this possible. Thank you for being our partner.

Dianne D.

Many thanks for Sun's donation to Interfaith Community Outreach. We appreciate your contribution and support of our mission to assist those in need in our community.

Jenniffer A.

Thank you forĀ  your generous donation to the Corolla Fire and Rescue Foundation. This contribution represents your recognition that, as a small community, we are all mutually dependent upon one another for the safety and well-being of ourselves, our families, and our guests. It is also significant in enabling Corolla Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. and CFR Cares, Inc, to provide first-rate emergency and/or safety and education services to our community.

We sincerely appreciate your financial help and consider you a part of our teams.

Robert W.

Thank you for your generous donation to our organization. Supporters like you enable us to continue fulfilling our mission of helping kids in need here in Dare County.

Bobbie M.

Food for Thought

Annual Giving

Beyond our Giving Tuesday initiative, Sun Realty also supports a number of local non-profits, whether through donations, sponsorships, or employee volunteer time. In 2023, we donated to over 50 organizations and non-profits.

Here are some photos of just a few of our 2023 recipients.

Dare Education Foundation

Room in the Inn

Beach Food Pantry

Interfaith Community Outreach

OBX Dementia Friendly Coalition

Outer Banks Forever

Corolla Fire & Rescue


Hatteras Island Meals

Network for Endangered Sea Turtles

Dare Co Association of Firefighters

Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Sun Realty supports local community organizations

Employee Gifted Charity Time

All Sun Realty employees are encouraged to give back to the community by volunteering time with whatever non-profit or non-profits they are passionate about. Paid time off is provided throughout the year for staff to participate in volunteerism. Some of the organizations our employees volunteer with include: