As the year comes to an end, November is typically a busy month for most people. There are so many things going on as we prepare for the holidays and spending time with families, but it is also a month to show our gratitude and appreciation.
Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS is dedicated to community service and giving back. We have donated our time, talents, and money to many organizations in 2016.
One charity that we are particularly fond of is Suitcase for Kids. This is a local effort organized by the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS®. The program provides children in need, as defined by Iowa KidsNet, DHS, Four Oaks and Tanager Place, a backpack filled with some items they can call their own. This campaign has been extended through the end of the year, as the need is so great.
Kevin Platz from the CRAAR explains, “The backpack is something for the children to call their own as they transition. It’s all too often a child is removed from a harmful environment with a grocery bag with a few articles of clothing.”
“Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.”
For more information about how you can donate contact the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS® and inquire about this important and necessary program.
Friendly reminder that Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday, which would be the perfect time to bring a little comfort to a child’s life.