More than a dozen Keller Williams agents worked at the yard sale and sold more than 75% of the items, Volpei said. Items including clothing, tools, exercise equipment, books, dishes and jewelry, had been donated by more than 100 agents, with the goal to raise money for KW Cares. KW Cares donates money and volunteer time to local charities throughout the year. Most recently, the Burbank KW Cares Fund donated $5,000 to the Community Service Foundation.
The specific organizations that will benefit from the funds raised has yet to be determined by the KW Cares board members, but Volpei said that family, children and senior services are dear to the hearts of Keller Williams agents, making them likely candidates for donations.
For more information, call Veronica Fiorella at (818) 239-3551.
LUTHERAN WOMEN’S GROUP SENDS QUILTS ABROAD
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of First Lutheran Church of Burbank, the official women’s organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, performs mission outreach all year long.
In October, it mailed more than 35 quilts and blankets to Lutheran World Relief. More than 35 health kits and sewing kits were sent along with the quilts. Church member Cheryl Freet and several friends have spent many hours quilting.
The league is more than 60 years old and it supports missionaries in Africa and other countries as well as a Christian School in India. Another mission project is Braille for the blind. Braille has been printed at First Lutheran since the early 1960s.
CUB SCOUT PACK #225 COLLECTS FOOD FOR NEEDY
Cub Scout Pack #225, sponsored by the Burbank First United Methodist Church, is participating in the annual “Scouting for Food” drive. All collected food will be donated to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which provides food and assistance to the homeless and low-income families in Burbank.