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GAOR Delivers Donation to Armenia Fund

GAOR donated $120,000 for immediate humanitarian aid in the region GLENDALE, Calif. – December 9, 2020 – In keeping with its pledge to support the humanitarian emergency in Armenia which has also affected the local community, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® (GAOR) delivered on December 3, 2020, a donation of $120,000 to Armenia Fund for humanitarian aid to civilians impacted during and after the hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have taken place this fall. In order to help share this story with the local community, GAOR President Steven Small appeared on the Glendale-based Armenian American Broadcasting Corporation (AABC) on November 6, 2020. AABC host and Glendale Mayor Vrej Agajanian interviewed Steven Small and presented the GAOR story in English and Armenian. The Armenia Fund is a non-profit and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help the people of Armenia and Karabagh through humanitarian and infrastructure development. GAOR continues...

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2020 Holiday Giving Fundraiser For Local Charities @ $400

Dear Members, We can not thank you enough for the outpouring of support that we have seen during this incredible year of challenges. There is no denying that there is a real loss for many local Glendale businesses and the people they employed.  Now, more than ever, our local community will be looking to GAOR to help support their efforts to meet the overwhelming demand for their services brought about in 2020.  We have one last opportunity to give back to our community. With that, GAOR is launching a holiday GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the trusted charities that we have come to know and appreciate. Food For Thought Pantry (Glendale Community College) Glendale Education Foundation Glendale Humane Society The Salvation Army S.T.A.R. Kids (Glendale Police Dept.) Veteran's Village Any amount you can give toward this fundraiser will be very much appreciated.  Our GoFundMe campaign will be open...

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Humanitarian Aid Effort to Armenia Fund

GAOR Announces Major Donation to Armenia Fund for Urgently Need Humanitarian Aid in the Region

Glendale Association of REALTORS® Major Donation to Armenia Fund   While civilians are under threat in Nagorno-Karabagh, GAOR donates $120,000 for immediate humanitarian aid    GLENDALE, Calif. – October 28, 2020 In light of the ongoing hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the devastating impacts on unarmed civilians and non-combatants in the region, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® (GAOR) has recognized the need for immediate assistance and has pledged a significant donation for humanitarian aid. To provide assistance to civilians in this difficult time, GAOR has pledged a donation of $120,000 to the Armenia Fund, a non-profit and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help the people of Armenia and Karabagh through humanitarian and infrastructure development. GAOR urges members of our community to assist where they can in helping with humanitarian assistance for affected civilians including donations of clothing, food, medicines, and housing. “Our twofold mission is to support...

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STAR Kids Movie Night in October

S.T.A.R. Kids Movie Night Was a Big Success

On October 23, GAOR helped sponsor a S.T.A.R. Kids outdoor movie night.  They had an amazing night decorating pumpkins and watching Pixar’s Coco in the great outdoors. Per Steven Small, “It was great seeing the John Maghaguian of the Glendale ‘Youth & Family Services’ program along with the kids, officers, and everyone else!” This magical event took place at Pacific Park on the multipurpose field from 7-9 p.m. Pictured with the kids are the ‘Wish List’ gifts that GAOR donated.  GAOR also provided all the pumpkins used for the kids to decorate. STAR Kids with Steven Small , John Maghaguian and Glendale PoliceSteven Small with John Maghaguian and Glendale Police Officer...

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Advancing Diversity in Real Estate and in Sacramento

A Panel Discussion with State Legislators on Racial Equality and Housing Featuring: The Honorable State Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25) The Honorable Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-41) The Honorable Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-43) Crystal DaCosta:  GLAR Board Member of the Black Business Caucus Friday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m. Advanced Registration Required Join us and hear the latest on racial equality and equity in our communities. Learn what we can do to promote fair housing. Find out what is happening in Sacramento and connect with our legislators who are representing us in the halls of the State Capitol. Discussion topics Fair Housing Diversity in education Affirmative action- how can we ensure all students receive an equal education? Diversity in policing. What can the state do to encourage local cities to move towards a community policing model to strengthen relationships between the police departments and communities they serve? Diversity within local and...

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16th Annual State of The Schools - Virtual Breakfast

16th Annual State of the Schools Virtual Breakfast

The Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) is gearing up for another wonderful year of supporting our great schools.  As a Gold Sponser, GAOR is cordially invited to attend the 16th Annual State of the Schools Virtual Breakfast on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   SAVE THE DATE!  A meeting link will be provided. At this year’s breakfast, we will have the opportunity to learn about the distance learning model being used by Glendale Unified, as well as other exciting new initiatives. This year alone GEF has been able to raise over $110,000 in our focus areas of Science & Technology, Health & Fitness, and Visual and Performing Arts, and the GEF Teacher Grant Program....

Census – Spread the Word

Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and post this 2020 Census banner on your website. Plan to send an email or text message reminder to your employees with a link to respond at 2020census.gov, and post a reminder on your intranet. Support your digital engagement with activities like chalking the sidewalks in your community. For example, social media reminders could be combined with “Chalk the Walk” reminders that ask your stakeholders and social media followers to chalk "last chance to be counted in the #2020Census" on their sidewalks. Time is Running Out Social Media Graphics: Graphic 1, Graphic 2 Time is Running Out Web Badges and Banner: Badge 1, Badge 2, Banner 2020 Census Outreach Materials Where to...

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GAOR Makes News in The Crescent Valley Weekly

GAOR was mentioned in the Crescenta Valley Weekly News for the City of Glendale Mayor’s Commendation given to the Association for the iPad donation made to the residents of the Glendale Post Acute Center. The Glendale City Council started its Tuesday meeting with a commendation for Steven Small and the Glendale Association of Realtors for their generosity in helping solve a problem that was raised at last week’s meeting.  The last caller of that evening, Teresa Romo, told the Council that she was a retired teacher and COVID-19 survivor at the Glendale Post Acute Center and that the residents there were desperately in need of devices to communicate with their families and to stay occupied during these tough times.  Small contacted Councilmember Paula Devine and the two proudly announced the donation of 50 iPads to the facility.  “We’re committed to doing everything we can do to help make Glendale...

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iPad Donation - City of Glendale Commendation - Steven Small - 2020 President

GAOR Honored With City Of Glendale Mayor’s Commendation

We recognize that times are tough for everyone during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Eldercare facilities have been the most vulnerable.  GAOR President Steven Small worked closely with the Glendale City Council, and in particular Councilmember Paula Devine to identify the Glendale Post Acute Center as a facility in need of assistance. We learned that patients at this facility were experiencing great difficulties with managing their own physical conditions and trying to keep in touch with loved ones and members of their communities.  Some members of the board came together to suggest that the association donate 50 iPads to the Glendale Post Acute Center. Our Board of Directors was happy to approve the donation. Steven Small, GAOR 2020 President was invited by Councilmember Devine to address the Glendale City Council, Mayor Vrej Agajanian, and the city at large in regard to this immediate need for eldercare facilities.  You can see...

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Advancing Racial Equality

Advancing Racial Equality – Part 3

The Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® is hosting a third in a series of webinars dedicated to “Advancing Racial Equality: Real Conversations for Real Change.”  Anyone is welcomed to join in on the conversation, Tuesday, August 18th, 2 p.m.  Here are links to past and future webinars: Advancing Racial Equality – PT 1 | Recording Advancing Racial Equality – PT 2 | Recording Advancing Racial Equality – PT 3 | REGISTER TO JOIN As industries and corporations, large and small tackle systemic injustice, here is an opportunity to learn first hand how we REALTORS® can be an instrument of change. We must get past the overwhelming waves of emotion ranging from anger, grief, and frustration. We have a role to play in healing our communities which will take years long after this historical inflection point in 2020. REALTORS® are well suited for being an instrument of change, due...

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STAR Kids -GoFundMe

GAOR Establishes an Annual GoFundMe Campaign

Beginning in 1995, the S.T.A.R. program was designed for at-risk children between the ages of 9 and 14. Most are from low to moderate-income families in South Glendale. Students enter the program recommended by teachers, school administrators, and others. Typically, STAR has 12-20 children enrolled in the program. Many come from impoverished family situations, single-parent homes, or those without nurturing parents or families. The Glendale Association of REALTORS®  has been involved with this program for over 20 years. Visit our GoFundMe page to make a donation....

GAOR work with the Glendale Salvation Army

GAOR Works With The Local Salvation Army

We are grateful to be a part of The Salvation Army’s mission to feed those in need. Where ‘Hope is Greater Than Fear.’ These challenging times are finding open kitchens, open arms, big hearts with simple solutions that have an immediate impact on our local Glendale community....

REALTORS United - No Kid Hungry

REALTORS® Unite – No Kid Hungry

Dear Members: I’ve recently been working with six other local REALTOR®  associations to combine forces and unite behind an important cause. Feeding children in our local communities.  Click here to read more and learn how you can help....