Join us in supporting the following charities, who have partnered with the Russ Lyon | Charitable Foundation's V-Corps Volunteers, to inspire, empower, and support our local communities.


ongoing projects


      

      

“Real Estate Wednesdays” in support of

“The Salvation Army”

We’re Breaking Records!

Join Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty and the Russ Lyon | Charitable Foundation V-Corps Volunteers, as we partner with Real Estate Wednesdays, in Support of The Salvation Army.  The Holiday season and December Red Kettle drive may be over until next season, but nothing says we can’t continue to show our support through out the year.

In 2016, our office V-Corps | Volunteer teams dedicated themselves to ring at one or more Salvation Army, Red Kettle locations on the four Wednesdays leading up to Christmas.  Some lofty goals were set, and our agents rose to the challenge.  Twelve office teams rang bells at fourteen Red Kettle locations, and many also managed to contribute to our Online Red Kettle.  The 2016 Grand Total Impact of these efforts equaled $34,279.83, which included the wages saved by volunteers manning the kettles.  2015 saw a Total Impact of $20,041.32, bringing our agent and staff contributions Grand Total to $54,321.15.

To Join us in our 2017 Online Kettle Goal of $10,000 – Click the button below to go directly to our Red Kettle

Your Donations stay in your area and are Tax Deductible

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Contact any Russ Lyon | Charitable Foundation Board Member for information about getting involved in upcoming events


Since 1987, Rancho Feliz has raised and invested over $10 million donated dollars to build homes, education centers,childcare centers, orphanages, and volunteer dormitories along Arizona’s southern border.

Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty has partnered with Rancho Feliz to provide $4800 annually in sponsorships as well as making visits to assist with their food distribution projects.

To learn how you can empower a child to succeed

click the link below:

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Contact any Russ Lyon | Charitable Foundation Board Member for information about getting involved in upcoming events


Join Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty in participating in the Tour de Scottsdale.  This annual 70 mile or 30 mile bike ride benefits the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  There are many ways to participate, from sponsoring, volunteering or riding.

Click below to learn more about the

McDowell Sonoran Coservancy

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Contact any Russ Lyon | Charitable Foundation Board Member for information about getting involved in upcoming events


2017 Second quarter v-Corps week events


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UMOM New Day Centers provides critical services to homeless youth, individuals and families.  During the week of June 5 - 9, 2017, the Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty West Valley Office will be collecting infant care items to donate.  

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

West Valley Agent to arrange a donation or ask about upcoming events

623.583.7704

Click below to donate directly to UMOM New Day Centers:

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Teen Lifeline is in it's 31st year of empowering youth to prevent teen suicide. Their Peer Counseling Hotline has trained teens, who operate the Teen Lifeline 7 days a week from 3pm to 9pm.

In 2016 the hotline received over 19,000 phone calls of which 1 in 3 were about suicide. Teen Lifeline also does a lot of prevention training and outreach as well as post-vention outreach when tragedy strikes a community.

The Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty Camelback Tower Office will be collecting donations and silent auction items to benefit The Teen Hotline.

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

camelback tower Agent to arrange a donation or ask about upcoming events

480.287.5200

For info on Teen Lifeline's Connections of Hope Gala Event

 click the link below:

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To donate directly to Teen Hotline click the link below:

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul strives to feed, clothe, house and heal deeply and meaningfully one Visit at a time.  

With multiple ways to support the programs in place the Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty Pinnacle Peak Office will be sponsoring a Heat Relief Donation Drive the week of June 6 - 9, 2017.  

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

pinnacle peak Agent to arrange a donation or ask about upcoming events

480.585.7070

To donate directly to St. Vincent de Paul

Click below

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For over 60 years, The Gospel Rescue Mission in Tucson has been a relief for those in need of assistance due to homelessness, addiction and financial hardship. Each day, they shelter, feed and minister to hundreds of men, women and children. 

For the June 5 - 9, 2017 V-Corps week, the Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty Tucson Office will be sponsoring a donation drive.  They will be collecting high demand items, such as food, toiletries, infant care, or electronics needed at the Gospel Rescue Mission Locations.

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

tucson Agent to arrange a donation or ask about upcoming events

520.742.1335

to donate directly to The gospel rescue  mission in tucson

click below

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Matthew's Crossing works to provide food and hope to families in crisis.  These are often hard-working adults, along with children and seniors who cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or days.

A Peanut Butter Drive, the top needed item for the food bank, will be the focus of the Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty Southeast Valley Office V-Corps week, June 6 - 9, 2017.

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

southeast Valley Agent to arrange a donation or ask about upcoming events

480.750.7424

To learn more about how to help Matthew's Crossing Food Bank directly

Click below

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2017 First quarter v-Corps week events


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Sedona, Arizona

Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty Sales Associates and Staff, from our Sedona Office, support the Friends of Verde River Greenway on an ongoing basis.

Their Spring Event happened on March 11, 2017  at Riverfront Park, 1284 E River Front Rd in Cottonwood, AZ 86326.  Activites included Signage Installation, Trash Pick-up, and Trail Construction.  If you are interested in joining in the fun, please RSVP at http://www.verderivergreenway.org/.

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

sedona Agent to ask about upcoming events

928.282.5966

to learn about how you can help friends of verde river directly

click below

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phoenix, az

Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty Camelback Tower, West Valley and Pinnacle Peak Office Sales Associates and Staff, joined forces with Laura Pastor from the City of Phoenix, to stock Little Free Libraries, throughout the city of Phoenix.  Building these Little Libraries has become a movement across the country.  The City of Phoenix has plans to build and donate, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations, 10 Little Libraries throughout the city.  The Russ Lyon | Charitable Foundation V-Corps book drive collected over 1700 books to stock these libraries, and is still counting.

The Little Free Library site states they are in place to “Build Community”, “Spark Creativity” and “Inspire Readers”.

Read more in this North Central News article about the first Little Library dedication: http://northcentralnews.net/2016/features/little-free-library/ 

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

 Agent to arrange a donation or ask about upcoming events

480.502.3500

To learn more about building your own Little Libraries,

click below

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Scottsdale, az (desert Mountain)

 

Desert Mountain Desperado Trail Scouts

The Desert Mountain Community Foundation and the Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain Office have joined forces to create the Desperado Trail Scouts.

Desperados Trail Scouts love the outdoors, enjoy the company of like-minded compatriots, and share a passion for protecting, promoting and enhancing Desert Mountain’s outdoor recreation experience within the beautiful Tonto Skyline environment.  The Tonto Skyline, the mountains and peaks that loom behind our Desert Mountain homes, is where civilization and wilderness meet. It’s the critical interface between mankind and the wild.

Wearing their “lime shock” trail shirts, Desperados TrailScouts shall be recognizable by other hikers as Desert Mountain trail ambassadors and Good Samaritans.  Desperados Trail Scouts are not law enforcement, they do not represent Desert Mountain Community Foundation or Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty.  Rather, once a Desperados Trails Scout takes to the trails, he or she serves as the eyes and ears on our Desert Mountain trails.

If you are a member of Desert Mountain, and are interested in additional information regarding joining the Desperados and/or the events they have organized, please contact one of the following people:

Mary Brems
Desert Mountain Recreation Manager
mbrems@desertmt.com
Office: 480-595-4359
Cell: 602-790-7357

Troy Gillenwater
Desert Mountain Community Foundation
paleostone@aol.com
602-228-5400

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

desert mountain Agent to ask about upcoming events

480.488.2998


Carefree, az

Join the Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty Carefree Office Sales Associates and Staff as they support the Triple R Horse Rescue in their various upcoming events.

They are a 501c3 – 100% run by volunteers.  Their goal is to rescue / rehabilitate and eventually rehome horses in need.    Triple R Horse Rescue participates in many local events each month and community events and fundraisers throughout the year.  Here is just a few of them for 2017:

  • Cowboys for Kids Rodeo in Cave Creek  @ Outlaw Annie’s – on March 18th – https://www.facebook.com/azcowboysforkids
  •  Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade – March 25th
  • Cave Creek Rodeo Days Event  March 31st – April 1st
  • Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at Harrold’s Corral in Cave Creek – date to be released soon – in the month of April.

However, what is needed more than anything, is for volunteers to sign up for daily chores at our ranch located adjacent to Spur Cross Stables in Cave Creek.  Each day volunteers feed, muck, groom and care for our herd.  We feed daily at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.  Volunteers are required to go through an orientation if they wish to work with our horses and we offer these twice per month on Saturday mornings.  The next one will be at 8:00 am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8:00 am.

Contact any russ lyon sotheby's international realty

carefree Agent to ask about upcoming events

480.488.2400

To learn more about volunteering with or donating directly to the Triple R Horse Rescue, click below

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2016


Dec. 3, 2016 @ The Arizona Biltmore supporting Arizona's Children Association (www.arizonaschildren.org)

Scottsdale, AZ

On December 3, 2016, Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty partnered with Arizona's Children Association to present a "Dancing with the Stars" style event.  All funds raised go directly to Arizona’s Children Association’s “Strengthening Families” Fund, which goes directly to support their foster care, kinship, and adoption programs.

Enjoy the video above of Nancy and Dean Mowry, from Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty's Camelback Office, speaking about their experience performing in the event.

If you would like to get involved with either Dancing for Arizona's Children or Arizona's Children Association, click below to 

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for information regarding any of the above events

or to become a partner with a v-corps team

contact any russ Lyon | charitable foundation board member