As the district chairman of the Los Altos / Mountain View area I've had the pleasure of presenting many checks to local charities that support community. At the final meeting of the year, a special breakfast presentation to the Los Altos Hills Country Club, I made my last check presentation to JustREAD.
An article in the Los Altos Town Crier talks about the event. This organization focuses on getting kids who have reading difficulties a completely fresh start. They literally start the kids from the basics of sight words (pre-K level) up to proficient reading. It's hard work but the program has proven to be successful and our donation was designed to expand the program significantly at three schools. This is another clear signal that REALTORS provide significant benefits to our Los Altos and Mountain View communities.
Our district has made many other donations and done other community service efforts throughout the year. The largest of these was Relay for Life. I know that in 2011 and future years, we'll continue this tradition of providing support for the Los Altos and Mountain View charities that build a better community.