Pay it Forward

COMMISSION WITH A HEART

Bringing Clients and the Community Together 


A Charitable Giving Program from Jacqueline Properties

The Pay it Forward program from Jacqueline Properties allows clients to make a charitable giving choice that reflects their personal social concerns. The cornerstone of the Pay it Forward program, commits a percentage of Jacqueline Gerras commission from most real estate transaction to be donated in the clients name to his or her choice of a pre-qualified nonprofit organization. (see list below)

The purpose of Pay It Forward is Jacqueline's way of saying thank you to her clients for trusting her with the sale or purchase of their home. Another main reason is to encourage others to contribute to our community in the hope that they support and become involved with the organization they select for a donation - whether by donating additional funds or volunteering their time. The ultimate goal is to kindle a new found passion to help others, realizing that success is only determined by the lives we touch along the way.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

The Pay it Forward concept derives from the movie of that name in which a boy attempts to change the world by performing acts of kindness, requesting only that they "Pay It Forward" by doing at least three kind acts for others.

In addition to the Pay It Forward Program, clients may elect instead to participate in the programs such as:

Neighbors in Need: A percentage of Jacquelines commission is donated to a family in the community who has been identified as needing temporary financial assistance to weather a crisis.

Jacquelines clients who participate in the Pay it Forward program have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, including children, teenagers, families, the elderly, the homeless and animals.

"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, 
it is the only thing that ever has."

  

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Make A Difference In The Lives Of Others


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Help Our Children In Need:

Please select from one of the following pre-qualified organizations for your Commissions with a Heart donation:

 

 

 

Blind Children's Learning Center
18542 Vanderlip Ave., Ste. B, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 573-8888 Fax: (714) 573-4944
Ms. Linn Morgan, Director of Community Relations

Family focused nonprofit organization providing services to blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind children (birth to 21 years) to achieve the goal of independent adult living.

Olive Crest

 2130 4th St., Ste. 200, Santa Ana, CA 92705
 Phone: (714) 543-5437 Fax: (714) 543-5463
 Ms. Valene Corcoran, Community Involvement
 Ms. Jen Fernholz, Coordinator


  Provides homes and services for abused children. 

Orangewood Childrens Foundation

1575 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 619-0200 Fax: (714) 619-0252
info@orangewoodfoundation.org

Orange County's only emergency shelter for neglected and sexually, physically or emotionally abused children. Provides refuge each year for about 2,700 children who have been removed from their caretakers by police officers or child protective services workers and placed into protective custody. 

Make a Wish Foundation

14232 Red Hill Ave., Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 573-9474
Ms. Penny Collura, CEO / Community Outreach
Ms. Michelle Wells, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Grants wishes to children ages 2 to 18 with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. 

Help Our Forgotten Society (Elderly) In Need:

Orange Senior Center
170 S. Olive Street, Orange, CA 92866
(714) 538-9633 / Fax (714) 771-7743
 
http://www.orangeseniorcenter.org/#Anchor-Orange-7857

Home Service Provides meals using volunteer drivers each weekday for 75 to 85 homebound participants living in the city of Orange who, due to temporary or permanent disabilities, are unable to comfortably prepare their own meals. Support Groups

The Alzheimer's Disease group is for persons who live with or are close to a person with the disease. Group sessions explore feelings about what is happening to the victim, and share strategies in coping with the victim's behavior.

The Parkinson's group is for learning more about the disease and its effects, and for developing coping strategies for the patient and the caregivers.

At the Widow-Widower group the nature of loss is explored with participants sharing strategies that have worked in developing a new and more independent life style.

The Arthritis Club includes a support group where participants share experience, lectures by health professionals on the malady, and regularly scheduled exercise classes.

The Diabetes Support group offers a supportive atmosphere where frustrations, coping skills and helping tips can be shared, and also provides continuing education through knowledgeable guest speakers. 

Help Our Teenagers In Need:

Irvine Community Drug Prevention
5050 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: (949) 559-8710 Fax: (949) 936-7989
Mrs. Debra Bianchi, Executive Director

Educates the community about the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Works closely with the school district, PTA and city government to coordinate Red Ribbon Week and Pennies for Prevention. Sponsors parent education, youth conferences and dances; also support Grad Nites and youth Action Team events.


Help Our Women In Need: 


SAFE PLACE  - ORANGE COUNTRY RAPE CENTER 
Forensic Nurse Specialist
Long Beach and Anaheim Locations
562-430-6220

Human Options, Inc.
5540 Trabuco Rd., Ste. K1, Irvine, CA 92619
Phone: (949) 737-5242 Fax: (949) 737-5244
Ms. Charlotte Governale, Development Coordinator

Helps battered women, their families and our community break the cycle of domestic violence. Provides safety for women and their children, long term support to rebuild their lives and education to create a safe community.

Lauras House
27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1822, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949-361-3775
Contact: Andrea Zasa  (Tax ID: 33-062826)
www.laurashouse.org


Help Our Homeless In Need:

The Orange County Rescue Mission 
1421 Edinger Ste. B  Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 247-4300 Fax: (714) 258-4451 (888) 946-HOPE (4673)

Nearly 35,000 people in Orange County are without homes3; And without hope.

In Orange County, the homeless are often invisible. We rarely see them as they live under bridges, in filthy motels, in battered cars, or in cold alleys-yet nearly 35,000 are barely scraping by right in our hometowns. And sadly, their hope is nearly vanished too. These homeless include over 9,000 innocent children in Orange County right now. In fact, families with children represent 70% of the homeless here. Most of their parents have jobs, but just dont make enough to pay rent and buy food. The homeless must stretch their money so far that 60% of them go regularly without meals ? that means kids, too. In the midst of Orange Countys affluence, more children go to bed hungry here than in any other place in California. The homeless are stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty. They need a hot meal, a hand up, and hope. The Orange County Rescue Mission helps hungry and homeless families in Orange County get back on their feet. We deliver hope by providing food, shelter, clothing, guidance, counseling, education, job training, parenting classes and health care. Our faith-focused mission is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the least, the last and the lost.

Fred Jordan Mission

Skid Row Homeless Organization / http://www.fjm.org 

Many of the problems that keep people imprisoned in lives of poverty and hopelessness can be addressed through  feeding, clothing, sheltering and other so-called "social" programs. But we believe that the root of many of these difficulties can be traced to spiritual  problems. And that only through an infusion of spiritual hope can people truly realize their full potential. As a Christian outreach, Fred  Jordan Missions places a high priority on introducing people to the love, the  grace, and the power that comes from personal faith in Jesus Christ. That's why  the Mission provides daily chapel services and other spiritual ministries for those on Skid Row. Family church services in both English and Spanish meet on Saturdays and Sundays, followed by family meals.

Help Our Families In Need:

Families Forward
9221 Irvine Blvd., Irvine CA 92618
(949)552-2727   Fax: (949)552-2731
Ms. Margie Wakeham, Executive Director

Families Forward is an Irvine-based nonprofit organization that assists homeless and low-income families. Our mission is to help families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, counseling, education and other support services. Founded in 1984 by a dedicated group of community members, Families Forward began with only five apartment units and one part-time counselor. Since then, we have grown to include fourteen homes, a food pantry, program and career counseling, and life skills training.

Saddleback Community Outreach
23011 Moulton Pkwy., Ste. B-12, Laguna Hills CA 92653
(949)380-8144   Fax: (949)380-3798
Ms. Maryken Plaia, President of BOD

We help those who help themselves by giving hope and assistance. Saddleback Community Outreach (SCO) provides comprehensive emergency assistance to South Orange County families and individuals. Some of the services include rental and utility assistance, and medical, gasoline and thrift store vouchers. Over 200,000 pounds of food is distributed to families and individuals in need each year. SCO offers free computer training classes, operates a thrift store, and provides transitional housing to homeless families. 

Help Our Animals In Need: 

 

I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue
 "Making a Difference One Life at a Time" 
Email:   rescue@icaredogrescue.org
Phone:     800-961-1858 
Website:   http://icaredogrescue.org/
Meet our dogs: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1916.html
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ICARE.rescue

I.C.A.R.E. (Into Canine Adoption, Rehabilitation and Education) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, all breed, no kill dog rescue. We rescue dogs at risk of being euthanized from shelters as well as abandoned, abused, and stray dogs. We also rescue many owner surrendered dogs; dogs that can no longer remain in their current homes due to financial or personal issues. I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue is dedicated to reducing the number of dogs that are euthanized in our shelters each and everyday. We focus on rescuing and rehabilitating them in loving foster homes until they are adopted into their permanent homes. We also focus on educating the public regarding specific breeds, rescue, and general information regarding the canine species. We are a 100% volunteer run and supported organization that cannot survive without the help of loving fosters, volunteers, and benefactors. Please contact us if you wish to contribute in any way. 

 


Orange County Bird of Prey Center 

25422 Trabuco Rd, #105-541  Lake ForestCA 92630-2797
(949) 837-0786   (Tax ID: 33-0440942)

Wildlife rescue center committed to rescuing, rehab, educating the community and release the animals back into nature where they were found. 
 
Orange County People for Animals / OCPA
18032-C Lemon Dr., Ste. 623, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: (714) 751-6272 
www.ocpausa.org 

Orange Countys largest and most active animal rights group. Promotes the concept that rights for all living beings is the next step in human progress.

In Defense of Animals
131 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-9641 
www.idausa.org

National nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the institutionalized exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitat -- whether they are in the jungles of Africa; the dog markets of South Korea; the countryside of rural America or at the hands of the vivisection, puppy mill or fur industries.

No Voice Unheard
P.O. Box 4171, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Phone: 831-440-9574
www.novoiceunheard.org

Published One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter, which tells the true stories of 75 animals who passed through a typical shelter. Each animals story unfolds to explain why he was in the shelter, how his situation could have been prevented and what finally happened to him. Many stories end in joy; others in heartbreak. Provides a glimpse into this nations homeless animal tragedy and the innocent individuals caught within it. Each animal has an important lesson to teach and a powerful message to share, creating an educational tool that will change the way people think and, even more importantly, what they do.

Donation Certificate

As part of the Pay it Forward program, your name or company name will receive all the benefits of name recognition in the following places: community newspapers, online eCampaigns, Jacqueline Properties website (www.JacquelineProperties.com) Golden Circle page and your companys marketing materials (if requested). Please note that you will not be receiving a tax deduction for this donation since the monetary contribution will be provided solely from Jacqueline Gerras real estate commission.

  

Contribution Gift Amount from Jacqueline Gerra

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Jacqueline Properties / Jacqueline Gerra will contribute a 
percentage of net profit commission after deduction of taxes.


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Non Profit Organization of Choice from Client

 

I agree to place this contribution in my name, family name or company name:

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I completely understand the terms of this agreement and acknowledge that I will not receive any tax benefits. In addition, I release the name listed above to be placed in any marketing material Jacqueline Properties chooses. 

Please write one paragraph explaining why you chose this particular nonprofit organization: 

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Jacqueline Gerra
Rancho Santa Margarita
(949) 310-7032
jacqueline@jacquelineproperties.com

Jacqueline Gerra
Jacqueline Gerra
Professional Realtor