The Utah Central Association of REALTORS® (UCAR) is not only the leading advocate for the real estate industry and property rights in many Utah counties, but it is also a vehicle for service to communities. Members of the association participate in its Community Involvement Committee, which reaches out to help others.
Recently, committee members collected over 300 books to help local children. Between the months of April and June, books were collected. Money and books were also donated and collected at the association's May luncheon. In addition to the books collected, $150 was collected and used to purchase additional books.
On Aug. 25, members of the committee delivered several boxes of books to United Way for their continuing book drive. Many organizations in Utah County assist with the book drive and the Utah Central Association of REALTORS® members are among those interested in assisting United Way and children.
United Way reaches out to children across Utah County, providing books that will hopefully encourage reading and increase literacy skills. The hope is that the recipients of the books will see the importance of reading and learn the joy of reading so that by third grade, they will be at or above their targeted reading level. The children are also encouraged to begin their own home libraries with these donated books.
The books that were delivered to United Way by the committee members were primarily written in English, but some Spanish books were donated as well. This way, children who live in homes where Spanish is the primary language can benefit from this literacy project. United Way staff expressed their gratitude for the efforts of UCAR's committee.
On Aug. 26, UCAR was one of the sponsors for Autos for Autism, a fundraiser for Spectrum Academy in Pleasant Grove. The second annual charity event fundraiser included a car, truck and bike show, vendor boutique, entertainment and activities for the whole family. UCAR's Community Involvement Committee chose to be involved in this worthwhile event and raised over $1,000 for the cause.
The goal of the UCAR is to provide the voice for real estate. Organized on the national, state and local level, the nonprofit organization is a help to new REALTORS® with their licensing and a resource for them throughout their careers. The association prides itself on professionalism and maintaining a positive image in the community. UCAR provides programs, products and services that enable the members to deliver the highest-quality professional service to their clients.
The Community Involvement Committee is just one of the various committees that the association has. Other committees include a social committee, political action committee, government affairs committee and technology committee. For more information, check out the association's website at www.UCAOR.com. To find out more about UCAR's Community Involvement Committee, follow them on Facebook at UCAR Community Involvement Committee.
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