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 sixth annual ‘Back To School’ project to benefit the Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center for Homeless Students.
Agents from the area’s Keller Williams offices around Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Long Beach and Signal Hill have 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 Christine Frumen and Oriana Shea from KW Los Alamitos.
“What we do is ask agents, clients and the community for help in buying school supplies to help these students,” continued 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 their 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 essentialeducational support services for homeless children and families.
“Our office wanted to become involved with this project when Christine brought it toour 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 theagents 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 Shea. “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 or Oriana Shea at (562) 961-1476.
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.