Solano Real Estate Scene: What can I do for my community?

One of the things I love about Solano County is how many local businesses, big and small, support local charities. Real estate agents are independent contractors, but many are members of groups like the Women’s Council of Realtors, the Northern Solano County Association of Realtors and the Solano Association of Realtors. These Realtor groups take pride in supporting local nonprofits. These independent contractors combine their resources to support the community. The Leaven, Court Appointed Special Advocates, The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City and the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club are all nonprofits devoted to children. There has been plenty of coverage, protests and talk in 2020 about income inequality and systemic racism in our great country. For those who might ask, “What can I do about it,” well, supporting these charitable organizations is one thing almost anyone can do. Kaiser Permanente, Travis Credit Union, Genentech, Jelly Belly, the Yin family and NorthBay Healthcare are a few of the big guys that give every year. Seven Flags Car Wash and Wrens’ Café have been donating for years. Rotary, the Lions Club, Soroptimists, Kiwanis and other service organizations are all doing what they can to improve our community and our country. Solano Mortgage, Solano First Federal Credit Union and Travis Credit Union are passionate about teaching young people about money while always donating money to charity. This is a way of giving back to the community and reducing income inequality while at the same time cultivating new members, clients and future homeowners. CASA is a classic example of something vital to our community because foster children are the most at risk of ending up in prison or homeless later in life. More than 75% of all prison inmates spent time in foster care so, holy cow, talk about something you can do. CASA for children in Solano County accepts donations and currently has 100 local Solano County residents who volunteer as court-appointed special advocates to help children in foster care. Check out these local nonprofits and support them because this is something you can do to make a difference.