Social Responsibility is at the core of being a REALTOR®
Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORS® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership.
They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment. Such interests impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. They impose grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty to which REALTORS® should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves. REALTORS®, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow REALTORS® a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.
–Preamble to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
It is in honor of that duty to social responsibility that The REALTOR® Fund of the Greater Albuquerque of REALTORS® was created.
Through the REALTOR® Fund, the APS Title 1 – Homeless Project is able to provide meals for after-school tutoring sessions and caps-and-gowns for homeless seniors for their graduation. Through the REALTOR® Fund, Los Ranchito de los Niños is able to pay the bills for an entire month, allowing them to fulfill their mission of keeping brothers and sisters together.
A portion of the proceeds from all our charitable events go to the REALTOR® Fund. But that is not enough to get us to our goal of $1 million. We need all GAAR members to give, too.
Whether you give $10 or $1,000, every bit helps the REALTOR® Fund get to the sustainable endowment goal of $1 million. Once we reach our goal, the REALTOR® Fund can provide local charities at least three times as much as we currently donate each year.
Giving is easy. You can pay online or send in a check. You can opt to pay once or select a monthly donation.
Fall is our annual fund raising period. Through the end of October, you will be entered to win a trip for 2 anywhere in the continental US for every $50 you donate. Donate $500 and you’re 100 times more likely to win!
Donate today by going to to www.gaar.com/fund. Whether you win a trip or not, you will definitely help make a child’s day brighter.