At American Pacific Mortgage, we proudly take ownership of the communities where we and our customers live, work, and serve.
We talk about how important the concept of ownership is, but we know that it’s not what you say, but what you do that is important. We serve, because we love our communities.
The same core values that drive our actions and presence in the mortgage industry also drive us outside of the office. These values - respect for the people in our communities, transparency in responsible communication to earn our customer’s trust, and being scrappy in our unwavering strength of character - are always present.
The APMCares Foundation was founded to advance the company’s social responsibility initiative by organizing and providing the means for our employees and partners to serve our communities through financial and time donations. Our mission is to empower and serve individuals and families in the communities we live and work in by fostering opportunities for homeownership.
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Mustard Seed School was established in 1989 to help meet the needs of homeless children. Many school age children do not attend school because of their homelessness; some lack immunizations, birth certificates, or other documents, some are in transit, and almost all lack a support system. In spite of their situations these children are eager to learn and to be accepted. Mustard Seed is a free, private school for children 3-15 years old which provides a safe, nurturing and structured environment, a positive learning experience, happy memories, survival resources of food, clothing and shelter referrals, medical and dental screenings, immunization updates, counselling for children and their parents, and assistance entering or re-entering public schools. From fifteen to fifty children may attend the school each day, and an average stay is just three to four weeks.
Maryhouse is a daytime hospitality shelter for homeless women and children. They provide personal attention to each woman to help her identify and take the next step. Women come in crisis; some receive short-term help while others might require help for a longer period of time. This past year, 1,584 women and 978 children received services. Maryhouse is often considered a place for starting over. They strive daily to create a safe, warm and comforting environment, just like a home should be.
Loaves & Fishes dining room serves a full course, home-cooked, noontime meal for 600-800 homeless guests every day. The heart and soul of the Loaves and Fishes program, Friendship Park, is a private park that provides activities, information and a safe environment for guests during the day. Noon meal, hair cut vouchers, toiletries, and locker storage is part of their services. With the help of donations from the community, Loaves and Fishes has built a Wash House which provides laundry service for homeless guests as well as a place for men to shower and shave (with toiletries included). Within the confines of the Park is a Library Reading where guests can appreciate a full service library with books, daily newspapers, and periodicals. The library allows quiet time and space for studying and writing.
The Lazarus Project is a nonprofit organization established in 1998. The Lazarus Project develops, operates and manages innovative housing communities for individuals in need through a unique approach combining affordable housing with comprehensive supportive services. As a leading not-for-profit provider of housing with support services in Placer County, The Lazarus Project has assisted more than 700 formerly homeless men and women since its founding.
My Mother’s Voice – ‘No Hungry Mondays’ is a campaign to support local children who go hungry. Food insecurity, a lack of access to food, is particularly devastating to children. Hunger and poor nutrition are linked to physical defects, dental health issues, poor brain development and lasting educational deficits. Donations go to purchasing healthy “overnight” and weekend food kits that are distributed to local children. These children battle with hunger any day of the week, but especially on those days when resources from school are unavailable to them.