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McCall Realty to present $10,000 to local nonprofits

Lake Tahoe-based McCall Realty is presenting $10,000 to area children’s nonprofit organizations as part of its grand re-opening celebration from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at 212 Elks Point Drive, Zephyr Cove.

The public event will include free barbecue, drinks, kids’ activities and a 5 p.m. check presentation to the five charities benefiting from McCall’s 2010 program. There will also be music by the Trey Stone Band.

“As part of our corporate philosophy, we have a responsibility and a desire to help,” said Thane McCall, the agency’s owner and founder. “With the re-opening of the Nevada office and with a timely need throughout the community, it’s time to begin releasing some of the funds as part of our 2010 charity program.”

The McCall Realty Program will provide a guaranteed $20,000 among selected nonprofits, with expectations higher based on recent sales activity. The program has reserved the company’s portion of profits on all sales through December 31, 2010, for five area charities that benefit youth:

– The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe offers programs and services to promote and enhance the development of South Lake Tahoe youth through educational and recreational activities.

– CASA provides more than 100 trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of more than 150 neglected children annually.

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– South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League is focused on uniting law enforcement and our local community by providing active youth programs which develop discipline, positive self-image, mutual trust and respect.

– South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center is dedicated to improving the emotional, social and economic condition of women and families in our community through prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services that address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and basic needs.

– Tahoe Youth & Family Services provides professional and affordable individual, family and group mentoring and outreach programs to support families experiencing the effects of homelessness, alcohol and drug use and teen pregnancy.

 McCall, a 30-year real estate veteran who sold the company in 2005 and re-opened the agency this January, said this concept to help kids had been on his mind for years.

“There are so many kids who need assistance, whether it’s at home, in school or socially,” McCall said. “That need has grown, and especially in this economy, where donations have dwindled but the demands have risen.

“Every child deserves a chance and we hope to help through these agencies,” he added. We’ve been fortunate over the years and felt a desire to give back in a way that will hopefully make a difference for kids who need help.”

The Aug. 5 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (775) 588-1300.