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Helping Keep Kids Healthy And At Home

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One of the things that I am most proud of at John L. Scott is the work we do through the John L. Scott Foundation. We believe it’s our responsibility to live life as a contribution to others by supporting our local communities. But for me personally it goes way beyond that.

Anyone who knows me knows that I sincerely believe that homeownership is the foundation to healthy communities. It’s not to say that you have to be a homeowner in order to be a vital part of your community, but it has been proven time and again that people who own a home unarguably have a greater investment in the well being of the area in which they live. And that tends to lead to stronger, healthier communities.

A major part of healthy communities is keeping our kids healthy. That’s why we founded the John L. Scott Foundation 13 years ago and it’s why we chose Children’s Hospitals to be the primary beneficiary of our philanthropic efforts. There are so many worthwhile organizations and causes to support, but for a company that promotes healthy communities, the well being of our children seemed like a natural choice.

As Seattle Children’s founder Anna Clise’s cousin, a Philadelphia-based physician, told her in 1906 after losing her son to inflammatory rheumatism, “There’s nothing so important to be done as service to children. Find out what is not being done that is necessary and worthy, and do that.”
-Dr. John Musser

At John L. Scott, we couldn’t agree more.

The John L. Scott Foundation currently supports 20 Children’s Hospitals and related medical facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest. It is entirely funded by our agents and staff members through agent commissions and staff pay roll deductions. Our approach to fundraising is to sponsor events that enable us to leverage our charitable dollars so that we can raise even more money for children’s healthcare. Through these efforts, I’m very proud to report that we were able to help raise over 5.7 million dollars in 2009!

Whether it’s by donating money, answering phones at Radiothons, or cooking dinner at Ronald McDonald House, I want to thank everyone who supports the John L. Scott Foundation and the role each of you play in helping keep kids healthy and at home.

For more information about the John L. Scott Foundation and to see our 2009 Annual Report, please visit www.johnlscottfoundation.org.

Written by Lennox

April 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Posted in JLS Foundation

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