Day 6 - thankful for living in a kind-hearted City

Real Estate Agent with Resort and Second-Home Specialist REALTOR Broker #21673

Is you community generous? Mine is. I was reminded how much our younger generation does when I read this blog by Lottie Kendall. Lottie wrote this post for the Thanksgiving Challenge.

Original content by Lottie Kendall CA DRE# 01215160

Today I've been feeling especially thankful to be living in a City that has heart, a City full of people ready to be a positive force of good.

Heart at the Lyon St stairs, SF

I've written before about the yoga sessions that are offered, on a donation basis, at Grace Cathedral almost every Tuesday evening. These are attended by 500-600 people each week (no typo, five hundred to six hundred people). Donations are requested from those who can, and those who can't are welcomed just as warmly.

Last week many of these weekly participants came together for a special fund-raiser, Yoga for Change SF. Candle light Yoga was taught by 3 instructors for 1-1/2 hours, with all proceeds going to fund scholarship at the Grace Cathedral community pre-school.

This pre-school is a year-round program for 3-4 year olds in the community. It brings together children of all socio-economic groups, all races, speaking various languages at home. 1/3 of the children pay full tuition (and it's not cheap!!); 1/3 receive full scholarships and 1/3 pay 30%-70% tuition on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.

The full scholarships are reserved for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods like The Tenderloin, one of the poorest city neighborhoods that is just a few blocks down from the top of Nob Hill where Grace Cathedral and top hotels are located.

All the children benefit from this amazing preschool at a time when learning is critical to a child's success.

This yoga community--most of whom are in their 30s I'd guess (some in their 20s; other older. Some, like me, ancient) raised over $30,000 for the benefit of the Grace Cathedral pre-school!

If you find yourself worrying about the generation of Millennials, thinking they are lazy and self-centered, think again. Sure, they might seem dingy with their constant texting, eating out instead of cooking at home, spending money on Uber instead of the bus, but like the majority of others here in San  Francisco, they have heart and happily take steps to improve our city, for which I am truly thankful.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

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Comments (3)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Kathleen Luiten good people helping good people.... and originally written by a really good person, Lottie Kendall ...not to mention the reblogger, Kathleen Luiten, who is cut from the same cloth....  all good people...

Nov 26, 2016 09:27 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Thanks for the kind words, Barbara Todaro. You are part of that same cloth. Lots of good people caring and helping in our world! 

Nov 30, 2016 09:27 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Kathleen, thanks for the re-blog; I'm glad it reminded you how great Millennials truly are -- I think we'll be in good hands as they mature. 

Nov 26, 2016 05:32 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I kind of missed your style of writing a little bit. Good luck with everything, Catherine! A great year in 2017 to you!

Dec 09, 2016 10:42 PM
Kathleen Luiten

Thanks, Laura Cerrano. I hope you have a GREAT 2017! 

Dec 10, 2016 10:06 AM