SAN JOSE, California, October 30, 2020 / PRNewswire / – The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) has reached out $ 9,500 at their recent virtual pumpkin auction in support of Katherine R. Smith Elementary School in East San Jose.
“I am amazed at the continued generosity of REALTORS®️,” he said Sandy Jamison, SCCAOR President. “Especially in these turbulent times, it is really heartwarming to see how our members support their community.”
This year’s pumpkin auction was traditionally held in person and was a purely virtual event due to the requirements of the COVID pandemic and social distancing. SCCAOR members have teamed up through Zoom to bid on unique pumpkins that have been painted and decorated by the school’s students and teachers.
“I want to thank you [REALTORS®️] for being such strong advocates for our students in our community and their families, “he said Kevin Armstrong, Headmaster at Katherine R. Smith School, in a recorded message played at the start of the auction. “This money will help ensure that our students have everything they need at home during distance learning.”
From 30th of OctoberSCCAOR had risen $ 9,500 between online donations and check payments. The donation website can be viewed at https://www.givebutter.com/cbvapumpkin and will be left open to allow anyone unable to attend the event to make a donation.
“We are so proud to continue supporting the Katherine R. Smith School,” said the CEO of SCCAOR Neil Collins. “Once one of the poorest schools in the district, it has grown into a truly amazing school, run by committed parents and excellent teachers,” he said.
The annual pumpkin auction was launched in 2006 by the former SCCAOR president Dave Walshwho is currently the elected President of the California Association of REALTORS®️.
“Year after year, it’s great to see the local real estate industry come together for a good cause,” said Walsh. “There’s no doubt that Halloween will be different this year due to the COVID pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped SCCAOR members from coming together virtually to show their support for a great school.”
Contact: Spencer High
SOURCE Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS