Giving Back

Charities Supported by LA Real

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.  With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, afAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. Launched in 2014, afAR’s Countdown to a Cure for Aids initiative is aimed at developing the scientific basis of a cure by 2020. Since 1985 afAR has invested more than $517 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3300 grants to research teams worldwide. amfAR has been involved with much of the research that is easing suffering and extending the lives of people all over the world today. James has been a monthly sustaining supporter of amfAR since 1999.

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Home for a Home

Home For A Home is driven by the belief that the security of a safe, solid home, provides hope and can be the catalyst for a dramatic change in people’s lives. Our members are socially conscious real estate professionals who donate a portion of their commissions to sustainably fund the construction of homes for people in need. When someone uses a Home For A Home member to represent them in the purchase of a property, the real estate agent donates a portion of their commission to fund the construction of a home for a family in need. Each home is individually funded and the agent receives information and photos of the family that they can share with their clients. The home is simple, yet solid. It includes a main living room, a bathroom with a shower and flushing toilet, a water filter system and high efficient wood burning stove. The homes are a huge improvement over the recipient family’s previous structure. The families also receive follow-up training from home maintenance and sanitation to financial budgeting. At LA Real, We share in this belief and donate a portion of every commission to Home for a Home.

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Epilepsy Foundation of America

The Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, people with epilepsy throughout the United States are served by more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.

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What If? Foundation

The What If Foundation was created in 2000 by Margaret Trost, a young mother and business owner, and Father Gerard Jean-Juste, a celebrated Haitian human rights activist. Margaret met Father Jeri during an unexpected trip to Haiti and was deeply inspired by his commitment to social justice. Through its programs, the What If? Foundation provides education and food assistance to Haitians in need

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Marley’s Mutts

MARLEY’S MUTTS DOG RESCUE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of Kern County’s shelter animals.  

With shelters overcrowded, euthanasia is often the only solution the county has to control the population. Lost and abandoned dogs need all of us to save them from death.  

While we don’t take strays off of the street, we do offer resources for training, rehoming and networking.

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Orange Twins Rescue

Our mission, first and foremost, is to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need. Senior animals, strays, neglected, abused, or special needs, we do not discriminate and are proud of our fast-acting, effective, and loving work! We are proud of our commitment to stepping up, and stepping in in times of need. We value our strong connection to our community, and are constantly working to find new avenues of outreach and education. Please join us on our mission!

We CANNOT do this without you! Please donate, share, and get involved by becoming a part of our team!

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KPCC

Southern California Public Radio. We are supporters because public radio matters and keeps us informed in between appointments! Their mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California’s diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service through radio and other interactive media.

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