Area Realtors Take ‘Charity Caravan’ to Local Charities

In celebration of “Giving Tuesday,” the Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR) Community Service and Outreach Committee donated a total of $4000 to four local charities as part of a “Charity Caravan” donation spree. “Giving Tuesday” is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and according to its website is “a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”

Members of the committee visited with four different charities throughout the Quad Cities, to learn more about what these charities do to support members of our community.

“PAAR is committed to building a better community and today our passion for lending a helping hand was evident as our REALTOR and Affiliate Volunteers shared their giving spirit with charities throughout the Quad Cities as part of Giving Tuesday festivities around the world,” said 2020 PAAR President Jeff Bashaw.

The committee worked together to choose charities that make a big impact on different segments of the communities the association serves.

“This is going to help tremendously,” said Josie Garcia, the Director of Mayer Meals on Wheels. “Contributions like this are what help us serve our clients.”

Members of the committee agreed supporting groups that enrich the lives of people in the community goes hand-in-hand with their mission to provide our communities with the dream of homeownership.

Committee members also visited the Chino Valley High School to present a check in support of the Chino Valley Unified School District Family Resource Center. The Center assists homeless students and students from needy families by providing school supplies, clothing, personal care items, and more. Laurie Marley, the CVUSD Family Resource Specialist, showed the committee members the latest project to help students in her care.

“This donation will go for Christmas presents,“ she said. “I have 263 students that will be getting presents from the District this year.”

Next the group visited Mountain View Manor, a licensed skilled nursing care facility on Sandretto Drive in Prescott that provide care for over one hundred beds.

The last stop of the day was to the Prescott VFW, where the committee members met VFW staff to present the donation check.

“It is very much appreciated that we were blessed with this donation from the realtors,” said Prescott VFW Senior Vice Commander Richard Veith.

The PAAR Community Service and Outreach Committee works to communicate the benefits of PAAR to association members and the public both within and beyond the real estate market.

The Prescott Area Association of Realtors is a nonprofit trade association that provides more than 2000 Realtors with a local multiple listing service, educational opportunities, and other resources to help its members provide unparalleled service and professionalism to their customers.

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