The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® presented 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club of Champaign on July 27, 2016. CCAR launched fundraising efforts earlier this year whereby REALTORS® and affiliate members donated funds in order to purchase the new backpacks and school supplies for students involved with the Boys and Girls Club.
The CCAR program is part of a national overall outreach partnership encouraged by the National Association of REALTORS® to join forces with the Boys and Girls Club of America in an effort to strengthen communities and support the country's youth. NAR is encouraging local and state associations of REALTORS® to work with their local Club to volunteer and offer resources and assistance. More than 4,100 Boys and Girls Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach nationwide.
"We were very pleased that we were able to raise enough funds to meet our goal to purchase 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to assist students in need as they start the new school year,” said Stefanie Pratt, president of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®. "Building strong communities is an important part of the mission of the REALTOR® Association and we want to provide a chance to contribute in a meaningful way to the lives of children by offering them resources they can use to help further their education and success. We envision this as the start of a long-term program where we are involved in providing assistance and learning ways that our REALTOR® members can also be involved in volunteering and mentoring as well with the Boys and Girls Club."
“I can’t thank the members of the CCAR enough for supporting our kids and work at the Boys & Girls Club by providing backpacks and school supplies for over 200 Club Kids," said Sam Banks, Chief Executive Officer of the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. "Making an impact on the lives of the kids who come to the Club couldn’t happen without groups like CCAR caring enough to partner with us to make things like this happen. With their help kids from the Boys & Girls Club will be starting the school year with the essential supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.”
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade organization serving Champaign County and surrounding areas and is the leading resource for REALTOR® members and an advocate for homeownership and private property rights.
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