|What Seniors are saying...|
"Thank you so very much - this is such a wonderful program! Everyone was extremely nice and very conscientious. You should be very proud of this volunteer program! "
"The ladies were wonderful - very efficient, energetic and friendly. What a boon!"
"Thank you so much for your wonderful assistance, my home feels so much better now. You are angels."
"My sincere gratitude and appreciation for all you did at my home, you have made my life a lot cleaner and happier."
"Many thanks for coming to clean my windows and trim bushes! This senior citizen is most appreciative of all your thoughtfulness."
Providing a Helping Hand
Local REALTORS® Helping Local Seniors
On May 6th SCCAR REALTOR® Service Program Volunteers (RSVP) took to the streets and helped out our local seniors. The RSVP group went armed with supplies ready to wash windows, trim bushes, clean bathrooms, pull weeds, and even trim trees!
The program, five years running, assists the homebound and elderly by doing tasks and chores that they are unable to do themselves. This year RSVP had a record 60 senior homes, thanks again in large part to the promotion provided by the Sentinel, and 48 volunteers.
A very heartfelt thank you to our volunteers who donated their time, labor and supplies.
We look forward to next year’s RSVP and helping even more homeowners in Santa Cruz County!
What is RSVP?
RSVP is a one day commmunity outreach program that will take place on MOnday, May 6, 2013, during "Adopt-A-Senior" Week.
The program provides free assistance to qualified seniors who cannot otherwise perrform certain household tasks due to physical or financial constraints.
This will be RSVP's sixth year running.
Who Does the Work?
REALTORS® and Affiliates of the Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® take time each year to
perform household tasks that seniors and the homebound cannot do on their own.
Services We Provide
How Do I Sign Up?
- Wash windows
- Flip a mattress
- Rake leaves
- Move furniture
- Change light bulbs
- Light vacuuming
- Remove trip hazards
- Change furnace filters
- Trim overgrown hedges
- Replace smoke detector batteries
If you are or know of a homeowner/renter who is advanced in years, disabled or otherwise challenged and live in the communities of Scotts Valley, Davenport, Felton, Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz, Live Oak,
Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Seacliff, La Selva Beach, or Watsonville please follow the steps below to sign up for RSVP:
Print the Homeowner application
Complete and sign the application (must be done by the homeowner)
Return by April 1, 2013 by faxing or mailing to:
SCCAR - RSVP Program
Once we have received the application requested tasks will be reviewed with the homeowner and a team is assigned to do the work. The goal is to have all the work completed by a small team of volunteers in a single visit.
2525 Main Street
Soquel, CA 95073