Down syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, affects one in every 800 to 1,000 live births. However the myth that “having a child with Down syndrome will be a burden on a family,” isn’t true and it is against this background that leading Danville, CA Realtor, Keith Scott Brown of Keller Williams Realty is lending his support to the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area as their RED DAY 2015 recipient.
The truth is, children with Down Syndrome have many gifts and talents. They bring joy to their family’s lives and enhance the world. Besides, there are many families currently seeking to adopt children with Down syndrome, and we are here to support this through our RED DAY (Renew, Energize and Donate) initiative.
RED DAY is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May (May 14, 2015), tens of thousands of Keller Williams Realty associates from across the World participate in a wide range of projects, devoting our time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve.
“May 14, will be a very special day for us and the residents of our host communities, namely Danville, Blackhawk, Diablo, Alamo, and San Ramon, and our vision for the day is that all Keller Williams associates will engage in a coordinated effort to improve their local community,” said the company spokesperson, Realtor Keith Scott Brown.
Activities for the Danville RED DAY will run the gamut, including assembling bikes for the kids, constructing exercise and play equipment, and providing any support needed by the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area throughout the day.
According to Brown, the Down Syndrome Connection of the East Bay (DSCBA) consists of a group of caring individuals, educators, therapists and involved community members whose passion and commitment is to serve families who have members born with Down Syndrome.
The DSCBA achieves this through education, advocacy, support groups for the entire family and developmental based classes for babies, children, teens and adults. Their goal is to enrich the child and adult lives through pre-academic, academic, language skills and social/behavioral interaction, ultimately preparing them for community integration as a valuable participant and contributor.
To learn more about the DSCBA and ways you can get involved or to make a tax deductible donation please visit their website at http://www.dsconnection.org/
“We are so grateful to have the help of Keller Williams on RED DAY. It is vital for a non-profit organization such as ours to have the community support which allows us to continuously provide services to our members.” says Marianne Iversen, Director of Programs at The Down Syndrome Connection of the East Bay.
“RED DAY is an entrenched part of Keller Williams Realty’s culture and displays the extraordinary effect a company can have when individuals come together to work as a team for the greater good of everyone,” noted Team Leader Kristin White. “RED DAY has made such an impact on each of us personally - it feels so great to give back to the community we know and love.”
Keller Williams Realty is all about family and the communities in which it operates and according to Brown, the Red day is just another opportunity to build strong communities for ourselves and our children.
“Therefore, it’s our time to give back and to help out. What better way than to providing children with Down Syndrome the opportunity to ride a bike. It’s something we all take for granted, but for these children, it’s a life changing experience,” added Realtor Brown.
About Keller Williams Realty Danville
Keller Williams Realty Danville is a full service real estate company serving the Tri-Valley and the East Bay. Keller Williams Realty Danville has grown to over 340 associates who represent Sellers, Buyers and Investors throughout every stage of the real estate process. Our associates work with Luxury, Commercial, Investment and every type of property in-between. With a commitment to customer service, Keller Williams Realty Danville continues to gain market share throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.