The Lyon Cares Foundation announced today that A Touch of Understanding is the recipient of a $5,000 grant. A Touch of Understanding is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals, some with disabilities and some without who help students look beyond the disability, the wheelchair, the braces, the unpredictable behavior and see the person.
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 escrow and payroll contributions by Lyon agents and staff in addition to Lyon’s annual Golf Tournament.
“We are grateful for the generous grant from Lyon Cares which will allow more schoolchildren to experience A Touch of Understanding’s character-building disability-awareness workshop that is making our schools safer and more welcoming for all children,” said Leslie DeDora, Executive Director for A Touch of Understanding.
“It gives us great pride to give this grant to an organization that is dedicated to helping children understand that people with disabilities are no different,” said Lyon Real Estate president Pat Shea. “They are doing very important work.”
In 2017, each of Lyon’s 14 offices, in addition to their headquarters office will be giving two $5,000 grants to organizations of their choice, totaling $150,000. Lyon’s Folsom office chose A Touch of Understanding 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. In 2016, Lyon Cares gave grants totaling $80,000 to 15 organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area and will be giving grants totaling $150,000 in 2017.
About Lyon Real Estate
Lyon Real Estate is ranked the number one brokerage in annual home sales in the greater Sacramento region and has served the area for 70 years. In 2016, the company closed 7,688 transactions worth a total of $2.97 billion in sales volume. Lyon Real Estate has 945 agents in 17 offices located throughout the region. The company is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms, as well as LeadingRE’s Luxury Portfolio International® program. In addition to its real estate services, Lyon Real Estate offers RELO Direct, a global relocation program. For more information about Lyon Real Estate, click to GoLyon.com and follow us on Facebook.com/LyonRealEstate.