By Shawn Sorensen, Broker Owner of EXIT Alliance Realty in Temecula, CA
Our office supports animal rescues on a regular basis. We have found Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary to be one of the kindest charities because they give more than they take. As an office we support this charity and I volunteer my time there weekly. In addition to taking care of special needs, abused, and abandoned animals, Sale Ranch works with children coping with trauma to heal through animal therapy. They donate fresh produce weekly to the local food pantry, all of which is grown on site and they provide volunteer opportunities to the community, which in my experience, has provided a sense of peace and a lot of joy each time I volunteer.
Sale Ranch put out a challenge to be the “Greatest Of All Time <G.O.A.T.> Fundraiser” to all its supporters and gala attendees. The goal was to raise funds so they could purchase the adjacent property and expand with an educational community center and continue caring for sick and injured animals. Our “Kid Rock” G.O.A.T. Fundraiser was a huge success. Not only did we raise more money than expected, our team raised the most funds, had so much fun doing it and also brought more awareness to a very kind and compassionate non-profit organization. EXIT Alliance Realty made a donation of $5,000 and along with my team of agents we raised an additional $3,498 utilizing the power of social media.
The Spirit of EXIT match of $5,000 is going to be such a blessing to this organization. With the rising costs of food and supplies they need the financial help more than ever. I am so proud to support this worthy charity and know that they will be using our donations for good. Not only will the 100 animals on site benefit but also our community through their garden which supplies fresh vegetable to the food insecure that live in Temecula.
I was honored to receive the very first G.O.A.T. Award. I proudly wore the big plastic gold necklace with huge medallion that was bestowed upon me. It was a great night and celebration. I will keep that necklace forever and fondly remember the generosity of my office, EXIT International and all the people we introduced to Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary.
A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. Through the Spirit of EXIT Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Program, EXIT offices and associates can raise money for local, approved, registered charities and apply to EXIT’s head office to have those funds matched from the company’s pool of funds. Shawn and her team hoped to raise $5,000, which EXIT’s head office was proud to match, however they greatly exceeded that goal and raised $8,498 for a total donation of $13,498 to Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary.