On Friday, October 29th, 2010, The I AM Foundation held it’s first Book Gifting Event in Sonoma Valley to support the children of the local farm workers. The event took place at La Luz Center Booker Hall. Over 200 families received The I AM Foundation’s bi-lingual books, The I AM! Affirmation Book and I Am The Earth in English-Spanish to help children in Sonoma Valley build their literacy and self-esteem. The bi-lingual books are helpful for them to be able to read with their migrant farm worker parents and families.
Dr. Marilyn Powers said, “This work is so important for these children growing up to feel part of society and that they are valued, loved and have unique talents and gifts to share with the world.
This event was sponsored by Christopher Oscar of Century 21 Wine Country in Sonoma (pictured in yellow shirt above.) Chris Oscar says “I am honored to be a Cause Marketing Partner with The I AM Foundation. Whenever anyone buys or sells a home with me in Sonoma Valley, this is the result: Impacting the Children of Sonoma Valley with literacy and self-esteem.” As a cause marketing sponsor Chris Oscar is committing 10% of his real estate commissions to fund these programs for the children of the Sonoma Valley community. To contact Chris Oscar, please visit him at www.YourSonoma.com or call707.287.2285.
Special Note: Chris Oscar was also very instrumental in helping Steve and Marilyn move to Sonoma.
Maricarmen Reyes Larios, Coordinator of Educational Programs/Family Advocate at La Luz shared about the event: “La Luz is forever grateful to all of you for making this event possible. Not only were children empowered, but more so the parents and older siblings filled with smiles and optimism. Thank you for working together and really bringing out the sense of community to Sonoma Valley!”
For more information on La Luz:
17560 Greger St. Sonoma, CA 95476
Direct Line 707-938-5131 Ext. 106