“HomeReach.com Hits a Home Run of a Lifetime”
SAN DIEGO – September 15, 2009 – In the Padres 7 – 3 win against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, September 13th, Padre Player Will Venable was not the only one to hit a home run. Locally based San Diego Real Estate Company, HomeReach.com also hit a home run, creating an experience of a lifetime when they took 62 local underprivileged kids and parents to watch a Padres Game, in VIP style!
North County Solutions for Change has been fighting to solve family homelessness in North County, San Diego for almost ten years. They have created the Solutions University in an effort to provide them with the skills and resources needed to stay out of homelessness permanently.
Seeing the Padres make the Rockie’s hunt for October a little tougher was just part of the adventure. Thanks to local food sponsors Deli South Africa and Royal Gourmet, the families were provided with an early Sunday brunch before being transported to Petco Park in luxurious limousine buses donated by Cali Party Bus. “The look on the children’s faces when they saw these two incredible limo buses pull up brought a tear to my eye. It’s just genuine and innocent pure child happiness. A day for them to just be kids, and all the while raising donations and awareness for their cause” Tal explains. “For most of them, it had been over a year since they’d been on a field trip.” Arriving at Petco Park, children 14 and under received Padre Caps and autographs by catcher, Eliezer Alfonzo. To top it off, the Pad Squad made a surprise visit to the children with free Padre promotional items.
The event was part of HomeReach.com’s “Your Home. Our Community.” campaign, launched last month with an event with San Diego’s Habitat For Humanity. The movement brings together HomeReach.com’s real estate agents, and invites friends and families to join their volunteer force and help them make a difference to thousands of San Diegans. Every month, HomeReach.com will team up with a local charity to sponsor a “home related” philanthropic event. “Our Sharing is Caring culture goes beyond sharing our commissions with our clients, but to all locals in need who live in our shared home, San Diego,” Tal explains. “In a quiet economy, charities are hit the hardest, taking tremendous blows to their expected donation levels, so many have been forced to lay off workers, pull back on community efforts, and much worse… close. It’s more important than ever that we act now!”
Sunday’s experience could not have been the success it was without the generosity of Vista based company, Global Plastic Sheeting. Co-Owner, Lee Hinsley, reflects on the day’s event, “It was such a fun, fulfilling day spending it at the Padre game with the group from Solutions for Change. Everyone here at Global Plastic Sheeting is still trying to digest the unforgettable day we all had.”
As the event came to a close and the kids and families were nearing their homes, one could see why HomeReach.com selected to partner with North County Solutions for Change. Event coordinator, Russell Meyerowitz explains, “As we exited Melrose Drive on the 78, the bus broke out with cheers. It was a special moment; to hear the residents were happy to go back to the Solutions Center means the organization has really made a change in these lives and now for us (HomeReach.com) to be part of it is unreal.” If you are a San Diego based organization or a volunteer who would like to be part of the “Your Home. Our Community.” Initiative, please visit www.HomeReach.com for more information.