Coldwell Banker River Valley supports area Boys & Girls Clubs
A Positive Place for Jane & AmandaPosted: November 02, 2010 at 4:16 AM by Ryan Olson
Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS recently donated $770 to area Boys & Girls Clubs as part of it's ongoing 'Matching Program'. For every property sold, each Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS office makes a donation to the local Boys & Girls Club(s). In addition, Coldwell Banker River Valley sales associates have the option of matching the company contribution.
Thanks to the success and generosity of our Sales Associates, thousands of dollars have been donated to area Boys & Girls Clubs as a result of this program.
Below please find a story from one of our partner Clubs illustrating why we support these fine organizations and how they serve the children of our communities......
BGCGL Executive Director, Mike Desmond, gets a chance to share some of his favorite Club stories)...
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*Jane and *Amanda come to the Club almost every day...or at least they used to. When I first met them a year ago, Jane was quite a source of great irritation to everyone at the Club. She was extremely disrespectful to both members and staff. Immediately, I wanted to know more about both of them so I asked a lot of questions. Jane and Amanda live in a low income housing neighborhood. Both parents are alcoholics and have serious health problems and I would suspect not able to offer the type of emotional support each of these girls deserve and need. That would explain their obvious attachment and affection to our staff.
Over the past year I have taken the time to get to know each of them better. They now greet me with huge smiles. With a little positive attention and a little extra personal care from our staff, Jane and Amanda have blossomed. The Club had become their safe haven, their source of unconditional love in their lives. They had become positive leaders at the Club....that is until a couple of months ago when an ambulance pulled up...again... to their home. That began the painful process of Jane and Amanda being removed from their home and placed into foster care. We didn't see much of Jane and Amanda after that, with the exception of an occasional visit to the Club for the day. We missed them. Everyone at the Club missed them and always welcomed them back with open arms.
Just last week, Jane and Amanda's father passed away. Do you know where they wanted to spend this dreadful day? Yes, at the Boys & Girls Club. There, they sought comfort with the people in their lives that have offered them stability, friendship and love.
The future is uncertain for Jane and Amanda, but we at the Boys & Girls Club feel comforted that we have remained true to our mission statement...To inspire young people, "especially those who need us the most." The Boys & Girls Club will always be family for Jane and Amanda.
(*Names have been changed)