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At Elika Real Estate we believe in supporting people by helping them buy real estate to transition to the next phase in their lives. What you might not know, however, is that we also believe in and support our community in other ways as well! We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize some of the great work that local organizations are doing and the positive impact they’re making on the community!
 
With everything going on in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget about great organizations that are working hard every day to improve the communities we know and love. Take the time to show your support.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the oldest and largest organization actively fighting against stroke and heart disease with over 22.5 million volunteers and advocates. The AHA works to save lives by helping fund heart disease and stroke-related research, educating the public on proper healthcare, performing services in the community, fundraising for those in need, and much more.

More specifically, they’re working toward making more public areas smoke-free to discourage unhealthy habits, and improving nutrition and exercise programs within school systems. They’re also the largest provider of CPR education and training in the entire nation!

Habitat for Humanity

In real estate, we’re in the business of helping people transition to the next phase of their life by assisting them in finding a new home and part with their previous one. Often, that’s precisely what Habitat For Humanity does; they work with people all over the world to improve the place they call home. That typically means working alongside Habitat For Humanity volunteers to help build their own home. They even do things like provide financial education around the home-ownership process and help with disaster response!

Homes For The Homeless

Another organization we’d like to recognize that also deals with providing shelter to those in need is Homes For The Homeless. Homes For The Homeless works toward preventing family homelessness by providing immediate shelter all across NYC. However, they do much more than just that; they understand that family homelessness is the result of a poverty issue, so they work with other organizations in the community to help these people get back on their feet.

Showing Support

With everything going on in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget about great organizations like these that are working hard every day to improve the communities we know and love. So take the time to show your support to organizations such as these to help invest in the betterment of our community for years to come!

1. Make a Donation

Perhaps the most natural thing you can do to show your support is donating. No matter how big or small of a donation you make, it’s still helping take a step in the right direction for a great cause – and that’s something to be proud of! In fact, you should check out Amazon Smile. They automatically donate a certain percentage of the price of your eligible purchases to a charitable organization of your choosing.

2. Volunteer

If you don’t want to give money, you can always give your time! Most charitable organizations regularly have open volunteer opportunities. After all, many of this organizations survive off of volunteers and donations to survive and drive their cause forward; so you’re playing a crucial role just by giving a few hours of your time.

3. Host a Fundraiser

If you want to go above and beyond, you might want to think about recruiting some help to make an even more significant stride for your cause. If that sounds like you, consider creating a fundraiser event of your own! The event could be as simple as a bottle and can drive or car wash. Or if you want to get a little more involved with it, and also have some more fun, you could coordinate with a local golf club to host a charity golf tournament!

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