The REALTOR® ASSOCIATION OF PIONEER VALLEY (RAPV) is committed to community service. Since it's inception, the Association has given back to the communities where members live and work.
The Association members give back to the communities they serve.
Each year during the holiday season, members collect and distribute gifts to children and teens living in area homeless shelters.
The majority of the gifts have been donated by REALTOR® and Affiliate Members.
Placemaking Grant Helps Improve Monson
The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley received a $1,500 Placemaking-Micro Grant from the National Association of REALTOR® (NAR) to help make Monson a better place to live and work by transforming an unused public space into a vibrant community destination. The grant is intended to help REALTOR® Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain placemaking activities in their communities.
The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley will use the funds to support Monson as they continue to recover from the June 2011 tornado which ravaged their Main Street, business district and surrounding area. The funding will be used for signage and/or benches for their new Senior Fitness Trail project.
To find out more about NAR placemaking grants visit, Placemaking Grants.
Books donated to Shriner's Hospital for Children
The Community Service Committee spearheaded a children's book drive in early 2015 for the fourth consecutive year. When children come to the hospital for their appointments, they are given the opportunity to choose a book to take home. Members donated three large cases of books.
Realtor® Association of Pioneer Valley Keeps Children at Shriners Hospital Warm
The Realtor® Association of Pioneer Valley’s Community Service Committee gathered materials to help make blankets for the inpatients of the Shriners Hospital for children® this past month. Members of the community service committee along with 6 members from Girl Scout troop 11085 and 11520 came together to make over 40 blankets for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Ma.
20 STUDENTS AWARDED COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE REALTOR® ASSOCIATION OF PIONEER VALLEY
This year marks the 43rd year the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley has awarded scholarships to area high school graduates about to enter college. This year, 20 students were awarded a total of $10,500.The students were honored at a banquet held June 8th at The Log Cabin in Holyoke. Since 1992, 470 students have been awarded over $276,000 in scholarships from the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley.
Front Row L to R: Rick Sawicki, President, Jaclyn Lepsch, Aniello Russo, Paiton Luis, Jasmine Sabadosa, Makenzie Sullivan, Rebekah Nevarez, Eileen Folwer, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Ben Scranton, Chief Executive Officer Back Row L to R: Jacques Courchesne, Tawreak Gamble Eddington, Kyle Engley, Christopher Molta, Michael Maiewski