Our vision is to provide financial support that will strengthen the community values of our children and families by assisting the children of the Southern Black Hills.
IN THE BEGINNING
In 2003, a group of individuals from the Northern Black Hills Association of REALTORS® got together to discuss a way to address a growing need in our communities. As realtors, they recognized the need to build stronger communities by creating opportunities for the children. The group set out to develop a plan to raise funds to assist children that had a need that otherwise wasn't being met, such as a pair of soccer shoes, a clarinet, an insulin pump, whatever. The idea that started out as a fill-in-the-gaps funding effort blossomed into a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation called REALTORS® for Kids, Inc.
Thanks to the efforts and the generosity of the REALTORS® and the support of the communities that they serve, today, the REALTORS® for Kids program has expanded to include all of the communities of the Southern Hills. Children in Hill City, Custer, Hermosa, Hot Springs, Edgemont, Fairburn, Elk Mountain and Buffalo Gap are benefiting from the donations and efforts of the members of the Southern Black Hills Association of REALTORS®. The organization is developing ties to other organizations and agencies that watch over and support our children. It is expanding its reach to help children and their families that have ongoing medical expenses, provide funding for children to attend pre-school, and assist children with clothing needs and much more.
If you would like to contribute or know of a child who has unfulfilled needs, please contact us at:
REALTORS® for Kids, Inc. 1230 North Avenue, Suite #1 Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 722-0181 (Office) (866) 883-5480 (Fax) firstname.lastname@example.org