The following information was released by Keller-Williams.
One of the most common things heard about Keller Williams Realty is how impressed people are with its culture. Agents at Keller Williams believe in helping out in the local community in a variety of ways.
This is evident with the seventh annual ‘Back To School’ project to benefit the Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center for Homeless Students.
Keller Williams Los Alamitos has been collecting school supplies to help the homeless students. Agents from the Long Beach Broker’s tour have also been a big supporter of the event.
Donations will be accepted until August 31.
The school project has been spearheaded by KW Los Alamitos’ Christine Frumen. Another Los Al agent Delight Sittman has also been collecting funds from her friends and clients.
“I collected money and went to Wal Mart and bought a bunch of supplies for the kids,” said Sittman. “It is such a worthwhile cause.”
“What we do is ask agents, clients and the community for help in buying school supplies to help these students,” said Frumen. “We need backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, notebooks, paper and so many other items donated to help the kids.”
“Being homeless is a circumstance that is beyond the control of a child,” added Shea.
Frumen got involved with the ‘Back To School’ project after another agent brought the information to the office’s attention.
The ‘Back To School’ project is part of the Southern California Children’s Charities. The organization is a volunteer, non-profit group with a goal to provide essential educational support services for homeless children and families.
“Our office wanted to become involved with this project when Christine brought it to our attention,” said Elaine Armogida, team leader at KW Los Alamitos. “We thought, what a great cause and what a great way to help the local community.”
“KW Los Alamitos is involved with many organizations in the community but the agents embraced this one right away,” said Armogida. “We like to be a positive influence in the local community.”
“We know we are making a difference for these kids,” said Sittman. “It’s tough enough going to a new school and a simple thing like a new backpack can make the difference whether these kids avoid embarrassment or the stigma stay in school.”
For more information on donating or dropping off items, please call Christine Frumen at 562-201-0527.
They can also be dropped off at KW Los Alamitos at 10900 Los Alamitos Blvd (behind Hof’s Hut). For more information about donating at the Los Alamitos office, please call 562-626-8600.
File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.