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Guarantee Real Estate Donated Over $53,000 In 2019

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The Guarantee Good Will Network is proud to have helped make the Central Valley a better place to call home by donating $53,349 to local non-profits during 2019. The Guarantee Good Will Network is funded by contributions from Guarantee Real Estate, their real estate agents, and employees.

Donations were made to:

* Fresno Fire Chief’s Foundation
* Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
* Hinds Hospice
* Rotary Club of Reedley
* Marjaree Mason Center
* Fresno Art Museum
* An Evening to Treasure
* Central California Food Bank
* The Cat House on the King
* Sleep in Heavenly Peace
* Agewell Fresno: Alzheimer’s Association
* Girl Scouts of Central California South
* African American: Historical & Cultural Museum
* Valley Children’s Hospital
* Fresno Community Concert Band
* Inspire One
* Sierra Foothill Conservancy
* Hinds Hospice
* Habitat For Humanity
* Evangel Home
* Molly Griffin Clovis Hills Scholarship
* CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties
* Transition Children’s Services
* Dinuba Unified School District Foundation
* Fresno Bully Rescue
* Break The Barriers
* Valley Dream Center
* Joni and Friends
* Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County
* Bridge 2 College
* Sequoia Council Boy Scouts
* Fresno Filmworks
* Able Advocates
* Bach Children’s Choir
* Focus Forward

The Guarantee Good Will Network continues its commitment in 2020 to helping make our community a better place.

The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donated $1,000 to Able Advocates

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The Guarantee Good Will Network recently made a $1000 donation to Able Advocates. The donation will assist the organization with its mission: to provide services and equipment for Central California children with special needs.

Katrina Oh is the founder of Able Advocates, a non-profit providing services and equipment for children with special needs that either get denied or waiting for insurance authorization. Able Advocates equipment closet has provided more than 1500 families with much needed support to enhance their child’s life. Some families would have never received the adequate assistance without Able Advocates.

“Thank you Guarantee for your kind support…This donation is not just going towards our Equipment Closet, but it will help build stronger communities through networking, ensure that ALL children are loved and feel important, and it will provide a pathway for them to succeed.” -Katrina Oh, Founder, Able Advocates

How it All Began
6 years ago, Katrina Oh started Able Advocates to benefit children like her son Nathan, who was born with a rare brain disorder. Although Nathan was denied insurance services, Katrina became relentless and she never allowed hardships to prevent her from providing the best care for her son. Sometimes Katrina’s determination required her to pay for services out of her own pocket.

Through connecting with other families who experienced the same challenges with insurance companies, Katrina felt it necessary to start a support group for mothers with special needs children. Together these extraordinary women worked hard to create significant changes for local special needs children.

How Can I Help?
You can help Able Advocates by going to their website www.ableadvocates.org and clicking on the “Donation” button.

The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee is a Toys For Tots drop off location

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We are happy to announce that Guarantee Real Estate sales offices will serve as drop off locations for Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to local children whose parents can’t afford to buy them for Christmas. Guarantee Real Estate is pleased to join the mission of the program which is to “DELIVER” smiles through giving new and unwrapped toys.

Teamwork and community involvement will make this project a huge success. Therefore, every Valley resident is encouraged to share this announcement throughout the surrounding communities. Please encourage everyone that you know to join our efforts in providing joy, goodwill, and cheer to children less fortunate. It doesn’t cost much to put a smile on a child’s face, but a smile that YOU create by giving is priceless!

The sales offices listed below will accept new and unwrapped toys between now and December 13. The offices are open during regular business hours, Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

7050 N. Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93650

5210 N. Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704

180 W. Bullard Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612

3 River Park Place East, Fresno, CA 93720

1049 G. Street, Reedley, CA 936524

29424 Auberry Road #111, Prather, CA 93651

41851 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, CA 93664


Guarantee raised over $62,000 for the Central California Food Bank over the past 5 years

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Central California Food Bank Hunger Heroes Annual Kick Off

Thursday, November 21st (2019) was the kick off breakfast for the 2020 Hunger Heroes campaign and Guarantee Real Estate was there! In addition to gearing up for next year’s campaign, Guarantee was recognized for their 2019 contribution.

Mirtha Koder received the Cumulative Champion award for the $4168.00 she has raised over the past 5 years!

Sandy Darling was also recognized as the individual with the greatest increase year over year of 150%!

AND…In the five years we have been participating, Guarantee has raised a cumulative amount of $62,991.00, providing 440,938 meals and recognizing Guarantee as the Cumulative Champion of ALL the businesses and organizations that participate in the Hunger Heroes campaign!

We are proud to be a part of this incredible organization providing food to needy families all over the Central Valley.

As stated at the event, “Hunger is you and me and the solution is you and me”. So, thank you to the many agents and employees who help fight hunger through your participation each year!

About the Central California Food Bank
The Central California Food Bank is dedicated to ending hunger in Central California by providing food to anyone in the community with a need. The organization serves 200 agencies in 5 counties and provides food to about 280,000 people each month. $.97 of every dollar goes directly to feeding programs and services.


Guarantee Real Estate Announces New President

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Guarantee Real Estate Announces New President

Fresno, CA (November 4, 2019) – Guarantee Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Desrie van Putten, Sales Manager at the Guarantee Real Estate Fig Garden Office, has been promoted to the role of president of Guarantee Real Estate.

A longtime resident of the Fresno/Clovis area, van Putten began her real estate career in 2010 when she joined the Guarantee Real Estate Fig Garden office and in 2015, was promoted to Sales Manager. In 2017 Desrie, together with Sandy Darling, Sales Manager, successfully merged the Fig Garden and Flex offices into what is currently the Guarantee Real Estate Fig Garden office, providing support and leadership for almost 100 agents.

“Desrie has proven herself to be an exceptional leader with Guarantee Real Estate. I look forward to seeing her lead the company with the character and passion she has demonstrated during her years of managing a great team of professionals at the Fig Garden Office of Guarantee,” said Scott Leonard, former CEO of Guarantee Real Estate.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be entrusted with the opportunity to further serve a company that was born in the Central Valley/Fresno area and has led the way in providing real estate services to a community I hold dear. I am looking forward to working with our skilled and committed management team here, our outstanding agents, and talented employees. Now I have the joy of collaborating with all of our offices and I’m deeply grateful,” said van Putten.

“Desrie has been an effective leader and has done a terrific job gaining the trust of both her agents and consumers,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America, the parent company of Guarantee Real Estate. “And I am confident that under her leadership, Guarantee is well-poised for continued growth and success.”

About Guarantee Real Estate

Guarantee Real Estate is Central California’s leading Real Estate Brokerage. Guarantee Real Estate’s well-trained real estate agents specialize in selling single family homes, condos, PUDs, vacation homes, cabins, lots, land, commercial, agriculture, and income producing investment properties in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties. The name Guarantee has been a trusted name in Central California for over 100 years. Information about Guarantee Real Estate is available at www.guarantee.com.

Media Inquiries:
Joshua Banker, Marketing Director
Guarantee Real Estate
(559) 650-6018 | josh@guarantee.com


Guarantee Donated $1,500 to the Boys and Girls Club

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The Guarantee donated $1,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County. The donation will support programs in Fresno, Clovis, Huron, Dinuba, Parlier, Madera, Sanger, Firebaugh, Orange Cove, Mendota, Del Rey, and Pinedale, where over 12,000 youth participate annually.

Clubs are open every day after school when kids have free time and need positive and productive activities. Core Boys and Girls Clubs programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers, and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Clubs offer program activities in several areas: Good Character & Citizenship, Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, The Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and Technology.

Learn more about the programs the Boys and Girls Clubs offer or how you can get involved from their website, bgclubfc.org.

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donated $500 to the Dinuba USD Student Foundation

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Guarantee Donated $500 to the Dinuba Unified School District Student Foundation.

About the Dinuba Unified School District Student Foundation

The purpose of the foundation is to raise, gather, and collect donations to be applied for the benefit of educational, athletic, and student programs to support the educational needs and expand opportunities for all students of Dinuba Unified School District.

Ways to help

Find and select Dinuba USD Student foundation on Amazon Smile – the foundation gets a donation just for you shopping.

Get involved – Become an industry partner and share your career expertise with our students to better prepare them.

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donated to the Fresno Bully Rescue

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Guarantee donated $200 to the Fresno Bully Rescue.

About the Fresno Bully Rescue

FBR’s job is to provide a healthy and loving temporary home while we look for forever homes for our bullies. In addition, FBR is committed to promoting responsible ownership of bully breeds, fighting against breed discrimination, spaying and neutering pets, reporting dog fighting, and demonstrating to the community that bully breeds are loyal, loving, and wonderful forever companions.

-Bridgette Boothe, Director, President

How Do I Donate?

Fresno Bully Rescue is always looking for volunteers. They need help for everything from walking dogs to helping at adoption events.

Learn more at fresnobullyrescue.org/volunteer-orientation

If you would like to donate financially you can go to Fresno Bully Rescue Donate Page

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates to the Valley Dream Center

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Guarantee Donated $500 to Valley Dream Center.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Valley Dream Center’s mission is to Rescue those with immediate physical needs. Restore individuals and families to health. Equip and Release people into the workplace.

Some of the programs include, after school program, summer enrichment, Saturday sports programs, GED & computer literacy, basketball program, food distribution, financial literacy, and parenting classes.

Learn more at www.valleydreamcenter.org.

HOW CAN I DONATE:

The Valley Dream Center is always looking for volunteer in addition to financial giving. Learn more at www.valleydreamcenter.org/get-involved

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates $1000 to CASA

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Guarantee Donated $1,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA improves the outcomes for children in the foster care system and gives home to at-risk youth.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Since its inception in 1996, CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties has served foster youth in our region with Judge Soukup’s original goal in mind: to be a voice for our community’s most at-risk children. This has been tirelessly executed with the help of dedicated men and women, from advocates to social workers, attorneys, foster parents, therapists, doctors, teachers, and the myriad of other individuals responsible for the care of our foster youth.

Today, CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties employs a full-time staff and is supporting and equipping more than 175 volunteer advocates as they annually serve 225 of the 2,500 abused and neglected children in foster care in Fresno and Madera Counties.

HOW CAN I DONATE:

Become an advocate (voice) for the neglected and abused foster children in Fresno and Madera counties.
Donate @ casafresnomadera.org/give/ways-to-give/

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


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