REALTOR® Care & Share
The purpose of Care & Share day is to highlight the many ways that REALTORS® donate their time and passions to help make our communities a better place. In addition to taking the oath and practicing the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics in our profession, REALTORS® also commit to home ownership and improving communities in which they live. As REALTORS® and active members of the community, they give back to help secure home ownership rights, strengthen community cohesiveness and act as role models to enable our communities to grow and prosper.
Festival of Trees
Quad City Area REALTORS® is a supporter and sponsor of the Quad City Arts and The Festival of Trees Parade.
Jack Lindaman was born on the 4th of July. Jack was affectionately called a little firecracker. Jack and his family enjoyed fireworks and all the festivities around the Fourth of July. He liked to make people happy and was always a positive light to those around him despite his health issues. Jack passed away in February 2010 from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). According to curesma.org, “SMA is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.” To read more about SMA or to make a donation visit this page.
Jack Lindaman was 6 years old when he passed away. With Project Jack, his memory and loving spirit will continue on through the good deeds of children. The REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa has created a fund to help students across Iowa to participate in Project Jack.
The QCARA Young Professionals have lead this project in our area and assisted 25 local classrooms with creating a $250 project this year through fundraising and sponsorship efforts.
The project gives 5th graders the opportunity to pay it forward in any way, they decide. The original project was carried out 2 years ago with each person in Jack’s class at Alan Shepard Elementary School receiving $100 to pay it forward. There were not any stipulations given or rules to follow on how to use the money. The 5th graders ideas for projects, ranged from donations to charitable organizations, to passing out roses to people at random for encouragement and remembrance.
Habitat For Humanity
Quad City Area REALTORS® is an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity. To date we have helped build 6 homes.
Student Built Homes
The Student Built Home is quality built in every aspect. Students are involved as much as possible in each step of the building process; working side-by-side with some of the finest trades people in the industry. This project was developed because of a direct need for skilled trades people in the Quad City area, based on information provided by the Quad Cities Homebuilders Association.
High school students attending Davenport Community Schools and North Scott School who are interested in the program should talk to their school’s counselor for more details.