Posted by: The I AM Foundation | June 14, 2012

300 Teens to Receive Empowering Books At Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance


Photo from the Book Presentation at the Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance…From Left to Right: Christopher Oscar, Steve Viglione, Dr. Marilyn Powers, Kathy Witkowicki and Tina Baldry

Local Realtor®, Christopher Oscar of Frank Howard Allen Realtors®, sponsors 300 Teens to receive empowering books at the Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance.

On Tuesday June 12th, Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance Executive Director Kathy Witkowicki and Program Director, Tina Baldry were presented with 300 copies of The I AM! Affirmation Book: Empowering Who You Are for Teens and Adults.

The books were a gift from Christopher Oscar, Realtor® of Frank Howard Allen Realtors® in Sonoma, who sponsored the books,  and The I AM Foundation.

“I am honored to be able to sponsor and gift these books to the mentors and mentees at The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance. I have seen first hand, the impact these books make on teens and young adults.” states Christopher Oscar

“Kathy and I truly appreciate the donation of your empowering books!  We are looking forward to handing them out to our staff and mentors and mentees.” says Tina Baldry, Program Director at The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance

And Dr. Marilyn Powers, Co-Founder of The I AM Foundation shares: “At a time when our teens and young adults are being challenged on so many levels, it is time for businesses and organizations to make a stand for our kids. We want to thank The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance for gifting the books to their mentors and mentees and we thank Christopher Oscar whose sponsorship made this possible.”

The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance invests in the future of our community by creating and supervising long-term relationships between caring adults and at-risk school children in need of social and academic support.  They do this through one-on-one and group mentoring.

As a Cause Marketing Partner with The I AM Foundation, Christopher Oscar gifts 10% of his real estate commissions to sponsor books for children and teens in the greater Sonoma and Sonoma Valley area. When you buy or sell a home or real estate through Chris Oscar of Frank Howard Allen Realtors® you will also help to positively impact the children, teens and young adults of this community. To contact Chris Oscar, please visit www.YourSonoma.com

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

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