REALTORS® Foundation Promotes Safe & Healthy Homes with Bilingual Safety Guide
SAN DIEGO (August 17, 2018) — As the new school year begins, the Ambassadors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR), partnered with One San Diego and other local community leaders to provide K-12 students with school supplies and safety information in five underserved schools within the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
“As REALTORS ®, our priorities involve supporting local communities, families and children and helping them protect their homes,” said Steve Fraioli, President of Greater San Diego Association of Realtors. “The We Have Your Back program presents our association with a great opportunity to support local children and provide families with simple steps they can take to protect their homes.”
Today, the Ambassadors Foundation joined One San Diego to launch the backpack program with City of San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer, SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten and several local city police and fire department officers at Sherman Elementary in Sherman Heights. Students and families selected backpacks, filled them with grade-level appropriate school supplies and home safety information. In addition to Sherman Elementary, the We Have Your Back program will visit four other schools in underserved areas including Porters Elementary School near Valencia Park, Kimbrough Elementary School in Grant Hill, Logan Elementary School in Logan Heights and Perkins Elementary School in Barrio Logan.
“We acknowledge the great commitment that the Ambassadors Foundation has for our children and families in San Diego, and thank them for the support provided this year to One San Diego’s We Have Your Back program,” said Katherine Faulconer, First Lady of San Diego.
For over two years, One San Diego has provided students in underserved areas with backpacks and school supplies. This year, One San Diego expanded the program by partnering with the Ambassadors Foundation to reach more than 3,000 K-12 students. In addition to sponsoring many of the backpacks, the Ambassadors Foundation provided bilingual (English and Spanish) guides with home safety tips and instructions approved by the City of San Diego Police and Fire Departments.
“The goal is to educate these children on how to live, play and study in a safe home,” added Fraioli. “This is particularly important now that we have a year-round fire season. We want to make sure that local families know what to do in case of an emergency.”
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About The Ambassadors Foundation:
The mission of the Ambassadors Foundation of the Greater Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) is to strengthen our community. The Ambassadors Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging REALTORS® and community partners in support of residents and communities in need.