Being that we are an all women team, we love dedicating our time to Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara. The mission statement "to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold" is something we all believe in at MK Properties.
"Girls Inc. is a vigorous advocate for all girls, and recognizes that girls today continue to experience the impact of the past and continuing discrimination on the basis of gender. Because gender biases continue to play a pivotal role in shaping girls' prospects and expectations,it is necessary to provide them with the learning opportunities and activities that break traditional patterns, foster leadership and build self-confidence. Girls Inc strongly believes that the unique needs of girls can be most effectively addressed in an all-girl environment, where girls are encouraged to take risks, acquire skills, gain confidence, become self-reliant and practice leadership, fostering their development into self-assured, educated, independent women, and responsible members of the community." - www.GirlsIncSB.org
The National Charity League of Santa Barbara (NCL, Inc.) "is a philanthropic organization that is committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences while fostering a mother-daughter relationship." Michele and her daughters Hannah and Kendall have been been involved in the organization since 2009 while, Lindsay and her mother began their involvement in 2003.
"National Charity League is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. The NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounds and socially aware contributors to society." https://santabarbara.nationalcharityleague.org/
Marsha and Michele are avid contributors to the Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara. Michele, currently on the board of directors and Marsha on the fundraising committee, have been supporting this philanthropy for many years and are passionate about the wonderful work that Angles Foster Care does. Founded in 2006, Angels Foster Care has placed over 200 infant and toddlers in loving and healthy homes.
While Michele was on the gala committee for 6 years, the MK Properties team provides ongoing support to Santa Barbara's Storyteller. Storyteller Children’s Center provides childhood education for homeless and at-risk children, as well as support for their families.
CADA strives to create a healthier and safer community, by preventing and treating alcoholism and drug abuse in Santa Barbara. Both Michele and Marsha have made ongoing contributions, and Marsha has also donated her time as a mentor to a young at-risk child within their prestigious Fighting Back School-Based Mentoring program.