There is a sea of Orange and Black on the streets of San Francisco. The San Francisco Giants have just won the World Series in Detroit! Adults, youth and teens alike are celebrating their home team; then travel on to their own home for a warm meal, hot shower and warm bed. Not so just a few miles away from AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants! We have a crisis of youth and teens living on the streets…homeless. Homeless because of physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, prescription drug dependency and poverty. These adolescents are at the cross roads of their lives. Devoted volunteers, counselors and psychologists of At the Crossroads, based in San Francisco, offer guidance and support. The mission of At the Crossroads is to reach out to homeless youth at their point of need, and to work with them in building healthy and fulfilling lives. Their innovative model focuses on young people who do not access traditional services and are disconnected from any type of consistent support. They are succeeding in their goal of helping their clients to build outstanding lives, not just lives of subsistence.
The Intero Foundation is proud to share that they have continued their support by funding a $10,000 grant to the At the Crossroads Organization, making their total donation of $20,000 for 2011 and 2012. Please become informed and visit their site at www.atthecrossroads.org
While local fans celebrate having their home team in the World Series, a different type of celebration has been happening down the Peninsula. A young adolescent has suddenly passed away. Her family, young siblings and friends at school are at an utter loss as to how to cope with their staggering grief. The Kara-Grief Support Group, based in Palo Alto provides compassionate support to youth on their journey through grief so that they can move toward renewed hope and to continue in celebrating the life of the deceased. Their clients include those who are grieving a death as well as those coping with terminal illness, their own or of a family member.
The Intero Foundation is proud to share that they have just donated a $7,500 grant to help support Kara’s professional guidance and council. This is our first year donating to Kara. We were honored and humbled by their request. Please visit their site at www.Kara-Grief.org.
Meanwhile, a third Celebration is taking place at a local Intero Real Estate Office. The World Series is happening as well as being televised on T.V., but the Intero Agent has stayed late at the office to help his clients. He just closed an escrow for a young couple that purchased their first home! One of many reasons he came to Intero is because of the core values of Intero and their dedication to helping local children at risk. Intero Agents have the opportunity to donate a part of their commission to the Foundation, thus allowing funds to be donated to such great organizations as At the Crossroads and Kara. Looking at his smart phone…he sees that when Pablo Sandoval stepped up to the plate and hit 3 home runs in one game…earned him MVP of the Series! Wow! Sensing that this evening is a day in history, he decides that now it is his turn to step up to the plate and hit a home run by increasing his donations to the Intero Foundation!
Being at Intero is like playing on a World Series Team! Every donation, no matter what size, makes a huge impact. But, by increasing your donations, we can all be team player’s; MVP’s and maybe even a Pablo Sandoval!!