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CSR Sets New Donation Record

CSR Real Estate Services sets a new personal record for donating proceeds directly to Make A Wish – Greater Bay Area (MAW). For the past 26 years, MAW has put on a bbq, fiesta, or party of some sorts in an effort to raise money to grant a child’s greatest wish. But this isn’t just any child – The Make A Wish Foundation seeks out an especially deserving child battling an illness within the immediate Bay Area. This year, the goal was to raise (as a community) $60,000 to make a major difference in  deserving family’s lives. According to the Make A Wish website, the Bay Area was able to grant over 400 wishes in 2017 alone. With that incredible motivation, CSR joined forces with willing companies to create the major impact.

July 26th, 2018 was fiesta time in the name of charity, where over 300 guests gathered poolside at Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC) for tacos, a cold beverage, prizes, great music and more. In the end, CSR was able to write a cumulative check to Make A Wish – Greater Bay Area for $18,837.60 to bite off a large chunk of the overall $60,000 goal. The following week, Chicago Title put on a spectacular softball tournament to further raise funds for the ultimate gift for these children. “It is expected to greatly surpass $60K, and we’re really excited about that” a source announces.

A Historical Reflection: 

2012 – $3,600.00

2013 – $5,150.00

2017 – $12,300.00

2018 – $18,837.61

 

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Funding 15,000+ Autism Screenings

On Wednesday evening, CSR Cares’ board member, Laura Bonafede-Odom, was the proud representative at Autism Tree Project Foundation‘s (ATPF) Bay Area Parent Mentor Night at Stanford University. The Parent Mentor Night was hosted by Dr. Lawrence Fung, M.D., PH.D. The ATPF Parent Mentor Program serves families living with autism by offering personal support in a caring and warm environment. Parent mentors are there for mentees to lend an ear, help problem solve and guide the community to the resources children need. The night consisted of an insightful presentation, followed by recognizing CSR Cares as a strong Community Partner. Dr. Fung has opened doors and paved the way for internship and research programs at Stanford University involving those with autism. As a future outlook, the possibilities are endless.

As a result of CSR Care’s donations over the years, ATPF has gained the ability to conduct over 15,000 childhood screenings for autism detection in schools, free of charge. CSR Cares continues to host events to directly benefit ATPF on an annual basis. In years past, CSR Cares has proudly donated $20,000+ in 2017, in addition to 14 years of Golf Tournaments. 2018’s Annual Event is sure to be a success.

Celebrating Children’s Day

Our very own, Guadalupe (Lupita) Rodriguez donated her time to el Dia del Niño, a day commonly celebrated in Mexico, on April 30th, to recognize children and provide special events or activities for them to enjoy. The main focus of this celebrated day is to make children feel special. This annually-celebrated, unique event fills shopping malls with entertaining activities, special events, vendors, magicians, music, food, and more. The purpose of the festivities is to remind adults of the importance of childhood and to celebrate the joy that simplicity can bring. Lupita proudly represented CSR Real Estate Services at Eastridge Shopping Mall, in San Jose, to further inspire children to have career aspirations and to keep learning in school. Way to go!