We are all about giving during the holidays. This year, at Bledsoe Santana Team Realty, LLC, we are participating in Shangri-La’s Holiday Wishes Project. Shangri-La is a nonprofit whose mission is to, “Serve individuals with disabilities or disadvantages so they may recognize and achieve their potential.” The Holiday Wishes Project is an opportunity for us to support our community. We do this by fulfilling wishes from people who Shangri-La serves. This could be anything from a gift certificate to clothing, it just depends on this wish. Here is the link to fulfill one of those wishes. It’s a great way to participate and grant someone’s wish this holiday.
An introduction into Shangri-La
Michael Kemry, our office manager in Keizer, is the on the board as Vice President for Shangri-La, so this is how we first were introduced to this wonderful organization and all it has to offer. If this is your first time hearing about Shangri-La, it’s an interesting story as to how it received its name as well. The name came from a book written in 1933, that depicted a utopic place for all, and this was Shangri-La. Shangri-La provides so many essential services for people with disabilities. This includes employment services, life-enriching programs, and out-patient mental health services…just to name a few. These services provide people with disabilities with multiple avenues to achieve their goals.
Shangri-La’s vision is to have, “Communities where all people are accepted for their abilities and celebrated for their successes.” A place where people are accepted and celebrated for who they are is a place we want to be. With the holidays around the corner, what types of ways are you showing support for your community? Whether it be helping a neighbor carry groceries, donating to your favorite charity, or volunteering to help serve food…it’s a great time to think about being thankful and showing that appreciation through serving your community. In the spirit of the Holiday Wishes Project, we wish you a holiday filled with all the good things you’ve been thinking about. And, most of all, we wish you a holiday filled with love.