RSVP (REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program) week at SILVAR will take place May 16-20 this year. SILVAR members are encouraged to volunteer their time and skills to help the elderly and the homebound in their respective communities. The deadline for volunteering for RSVP is Thursday, March 31, but members are encouraged to volunteer early to facilitate the ordering of RSVP t-shirts, supplies and assignments.

During RSVP Week, REALTORS® and affiliates visit the homes of seniors and the homebound and provide free assistance with household tasks like replacing light bulbs, changing furnace filters, washing windows, flipping mattresses, changing smoke detector batteries and other similar household tasks.

This is the 10th year SILVAR is offering the free assistance to seniors. SILVAR members will once again be joined by volunteers from the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS®, Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® and Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS®. Last year, 461 RSVP volunteers from the Bay Area provided free assistance to 325 senior households; 275 REALTORS® and affiliates from SILVAR assisted 152 senior households in SILVAR’s five districts.

This year, each district has scheduled a certain day(s) when volunteers will work in the homes. The schedule and contact information for the district team captains are listed below.

CUPERTINO/SUNNYVALE DISTRICT
RSVP Day: Wednesday, May 18
Team Captain: Sue Bose
For more information, e-mail suebose@yahoo.com or call
(408) 996-8100

LOS ALTOS/MOUNTAIN VIEW DISTRICT
RSVP Day: Wednesday, May 18
Team Captains: Susan O’Brien and David Kim
For more information, e-mail sobrien@interorealestate.com or davidkim@interorealestate.com, or call (650) 947-2900

LOS GATOS/SARATOGA DISTRICT
RSVP day: Thursday, May 19
Team Captain: Rick White
For more information, e-mail rick@serenogroup.com or call
(408) 335-1400

MENLO PARK/ATHERTON DISTRICT
RSVP Day: Thursday, May 19
Team Captain: Chris Isaacson
For more information, e-mail christopher.isaacson@cbnorcal.com or call (650) 851-2666

PALO ALTO DISTRICT
RSVP Day: Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19
Team Captain: Jeff Beltramo
For more information, e-mail jbeltramo@cbnorcal.com, or call (650) 325-6161

“RSVP is our way of giving back to the communities where we live and work, especially to our senior citizens who have contributed so much to our society,” said SILVAR RSVP Committee Chair Eileen Giorgi. “By helping our seniors who are physically unable to do these tasks and cannot afford to pay to have them done by someone else, we can show our appreciation for what they have done for us.”

Volunteer now by completing a volunteer application and faxing it to SILVAR at (408) 200-0101. You may also call SILVAR at (408) 200-0100 and ask that an application be mailed to you, or contact the RSVP team captain in your district.

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