Lyon Cares Foundation Grants $5,000 to My Sister’s House
Feb 19, 2016
The Lyon Cares Foundation announced today that My Sister’s House is the recipient of a $5,000 grant. My Sister’s House provides aid to women and children of all ethnicities with a volunteer-based support program for domestic violence victims.
Operated by Lyon Real Estate, the Lyon Cares Foundation offers time, talent, and treasure to local nonprofits that make their communities a better place. Funds are raised through donations by Lyon agents and staff throughout the year in addition to Lyon’s annual Charity Golf Tournament.
“My Sister’s House is so grateful and excited to receive this assistance,” said Nilda Valmores, Executive Director. “The timing is excellent. The funds will go to the purchase of a new roof for our emergency shelter which provides safe haven to survivors of domestic violence and other crises.”
My Sister’s House mission statement is “to serve Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.”
The organization owns and operates My Sister’s Café in downtown Sacramento which serves as the focal point in their financial support and social rehabilitation to women in need, in addition to emergency and transitional shelters. My Sister’s House celebrates their 15th anniversary this year.
“It gives us great pride to give this grant to an organization who is involved in assisting those in need through actively engaging in our community.” said Lyon Real Estate president Pat Shea.
Each of Lyon’s 14 offices will give a $5,000 grant to an organization of their choice for 2016. Lyon’s Land Park/Curtis Park office chose My Sister’s House to be the recipient of their grant.
About Lyon Cares Foundation
The Lyon Cares Foundation provides time, talent, and treasure to local nonprofits that make their communities a better place. Our partner in giving is the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.