Since 2008, Windermere Real Estate Southern California has built an enduring and special bond with the 4th grade classes at Oasis Elementary School in Thermal. Every August, the La Quinta agents and staff visit these bright kids at the beginning of the school year to drop off school supplies and treats, starting a new cycle of what has become an annual tradition that all 4th graders at the school eagerly await.
Recently, Managing Broker Sandy Beakey and Realtors® Candida Garcia, Elaine Leib, Ray Martin, and Roger Sullivan made the trip to introduce themselves to the kids and share in the joys of forming new friendships and positively affecting these youths’ lives. “We really enjoy the relationship that we have developed with Oasis Elementary School and the 4th grade classes over the years,” says Sandy. “These kids are all so wonderful and truly appreciate what we can provide for them. All of us look forward to coming back throughout the course of the school year to give the students their seasonal gifts and to share in the exciting experience of growing up.”
When the La Quinta offices began visiting Oasis Elementary School, it was located on a dirt road with scant resources and did not have working heating or air conditioning. Windermere agents learned that only one of the four 4th grade classes was receiving outside support, so the offices rallied together to provide the other three classes and the special education students with the supplies they need to complete the school year. Today, Oasis Elementary School has grown into a beautiful campus with an excellent faculty and staff, and, thanks in part to the generosity of donations from businesses and organizations like Windermere Real Estate Southern California’s La Quinta offices, more resources for the kids to enjoy. The La Quinta offices, in addition to the back-to-school trip, visit the kids in December to give the children toys and supplies, and then again at the end of the school year for some fun and games to commemorate the end of the school year, as well as to donate books for summer reading.
“We are immensely proud of what the La Quinta offices have created with Oasis Elementary School,” says Bob Deville, Co-Owner of Windermere Real Estate Southern California. “Being able to give back to our local community is something we truly enjoy, and what Sandy and her offices have done for the kids and their families throughout the years is remarkable. Bob Bennion and I commend them for continuing with the annual tradition of bringing smiles to these kids’ faces and providing them with much needed, and well deserved, supplies and goodies. We look forward to continuing our connection with Oasis Elementary and wish all of the students luck in the coming school year.”
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