Mick Burke is one of five GAAR Good Neighbors to be featured this year. For the last six years, Mick has volunteered for LifeROOTS, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities from birth to adulthood through education, therapy, work programs, and community. They provide clients with inclusive opportunities and employment to help foster their independence.
Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly – a lot of time to their charity.
The Good Neighbor Awards program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the positive impact that REALTORS® have on their community.
For more than 60 years, LifeROOTS has provided services to Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Last year, LifeROOTS provided support to 1,500 individuals with physical, developmental or behavioral disabilities.
Early Childhood Intervention
The program provides screenings, assessments and services to children from birth to age 3. The is supplemented with therapeutic and behavior services, including parenting classes for families.
The program trains and provides employment for adult clients performing contract work for business customers in various areas such as Custodial Services, Grounds Maintenance, Packaging/Assembly, Bulk Mailing/Sorting, Shipping/Receiving, Presentation Preparation, Envelope Stuffing, Warehousing, Call Center Support, and Administrative Services.
If you are interested in hiring a person with a disability, seeking employment or services for persons with disabilities, or looking for an early intervention children’s program, contact LifeROOTS to learn more.
GAAR Good Neighbor Recipients for 2019