RPM Mortgage is hoping to provide relief to children of LaGrange and other small communities in Texas by gathering donations and school supplies! This small town lacks vast resources that other larger cities have available. The children in these communities struggle to return to school and they are lacking the supplies they need. WE ALL CAN HELP!

100% of the donations will support children and families in need! Whether you are able to donate school supplies or a cash donation, anything is greatly appreciated. You can make donations at www.biggerthanbanking.com or you can drop of school supplies at any of our 5 Oakwood Escrow Locations or RPM Mortgage in Carlsbad!

Oakwood Escrow Rancho Bernardo

11225 W. Bernardo Court, Suite 102

San Diego, CA 92127

Oakwood Escrow Del Mar

2690 Via De La Valle, Suite D260

Del Mar, CA 92014

Oakwood Escrow Escondido

940 Canterbury Place, Suite 100

Escondido, CA 92025

Oakwood Escrow Mission Valley

3465 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92108

Oakwood Escrow La Mesa

8691 La Mesa Blvd.

La Mesa, CA 91942

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Food Trucks, Live Music, Hay Rides, Wine & Beer Garden, a Movie, a Laser show and to top it all of an opportunity to Camp for a Cure at Bates Nut Farm!  Sherrie Ness & Family, Owners of Bates Nut Farm hosted the summer extravaganza this past weekend. Melody Peterson, a Team Captain and a member of the Event Leadership Team of the Relay For Life of Valley Center envisioned having a “movie night” at Bates Nut Farm as a unique opportunity to fundraise!  The initial planning meeting took place and all the fun additional elements were added with much enthusiasm by Sherrie Ness and her team!

Eric Jockinsen of Big “E” Sound took charge of Logistics and Sound, the Crimson Crow band provided a rock & roll experience. Oakwood Escrow provided volunteers along with the Optimist Club of Valley Center to insure there were supplies & beverages for the wine and beer garden. The money raised in the “garden” directed funds through the Optimist club for youth programs in our community. The Valley Center Pageant Association was on board to provide a heartfelt welcome to the attendees of all the activities and offer an opportunity for pre-sale movie tickets.

Campers were excited to get to their campsites and began arriving at Bates Nut Farm Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. Some of the attendees were Cancer Survivors and many wanted to come out and support a family business that was willing to give back for an amazing cause!  Friends and Family came from Pauma Valley, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside as well as Orange and L.A. County!

The Food Trucks arrived at 4:00 p.m. and there were folks lined up to enjoy all the great food until they left at approximately 7:30 p.m. Everyone was enjoying the beautiful summer evening with good food, good friends and family.  Sharon Briscoe, Volunteer with the American Cancer Society presented Sherrie Ness owner of Bates Nut Farm with a plaque of appreciation for her commitment to provide the venue every year for the Relay For Life of Valley Center and in addition this year the 1st Annual Fight Back 5K took place this summer as well!

Just as the sun was about to set everyone gathered around the perfect spot among the trees for an outside movie. Artistic Labor Productions provided an appropriate screen for the evening along with a few fun cartoons, the screening of the movie SING! and following the presentation of the movie was a dazzling Laser Show; there were many oohs and awe’s!

Over 500 people made their way out to the farm to enjoy all the festivities and just over 50 families enjoyed camping in their tents or RV’s.  The Relay For Life of Valley Center was the beneficiary of part of the camping fee and the donations for the movie.  It was a very successful fundraising event with over $2,100 raised in a few hours.  This amount brings the total fundraising effort of this community to just over $60,000 this fiscal year which ends on August 31st

Every dollar raised helps in many ways; just $50 helps get a cancer patient to treatment if they do not have someone to take them. For a cancer patient and their caregiver $500 provides five nights of lodging when they are unable to get the treatment they need in their hometown.  There are many programs and services provided by the American Cancer Society; please visit www.cancer.org or call 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.

Valley Center is one of the top fundraising communities in our region with nearly $500,000 raised since 2011!  All the money raised in Valley Center stays in San Diego County for programs and services and also provides funds for local researchers for a CURE!  This would not be possible without the many volunteers, businesses and organizations in our community and the AMAZING residents of our town!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with future fundraising events please contact Sharon Briscoe by email at sbriscoerelay@hotmail.com

The Haute 2 Trot Del Mar fashion show benefiting The Collective Access was a huge success! This pre-opening day party was held at the Del Mar Plaza Deck and was put on by Fine Magazine and Oakwood Escrow. We had so many amazing sponsors that helped make the event happen, thank you to; Rancho Ted, Women’s Council of Realtors, Mavrik Investing, Digital RealtyX, Manning & McCaffery Real Estate, Bank of England Mortgage,  The Law Office of Kevin K Gupta, American Portfolio Mortgage, Del Mar Hat Co., Pily Q, Selfie Station, The Hills, Edible Arrangements & Herberts Lemonade! All proceeds from this event benefited the Collective Access.

The Collective Access is a non-profit organization developed by a group of young San Diego professionals who wanted to pass on the tools and lessons from the generations before us to the generations after us. Their main mission is to teach kids the value of networking and the importance of relationships. They currently offer 2 kid networking programs; one helps students prepare to attend college and the other is an introduction to the basics of networking for younger audiences. You can support the movement by donating, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor. For more information on the Collective Access go to www.thecollectiveaccess.com

The interviews include; Haley Kremensky from Oakwood Escrow, John Winfield from Fine Magazine, and Lance Growth from the Collective Access. For more on Oakwood Escrow go to www.OakwoodEscrow.com and for more videos go to www.oakwoodtv.tv !

OTV covers the Rancho ASA Youth Softball Clinic in sunny El Cajon! The Rancho ASA Softball League consists of over 100 youth girls that practice their hearts out and put great effort to play the game of softball and to be competitive.  Melisaa Tucci who is their fundraising manager, helps raise funds, gain community involvement, and raise awareness for the league! They put on this small clinic to help the girls learn new tips and tricks to help their game. They were lucky enough to have Carlos Asuaje come out and join them for the day.  He brought great joy to all the girls by coming out and helping with their pitching, batting, and other softball techniques. He remembers the impact clinics like this had on him when he was younger, which is what drives him to help and give back to leagues such as the Rancho ASA League.

The interviews were done by Tawnie Vargas of Oakwood Escrow, who is a Sales Representative at our Oakwood Escrow Del Mar Office. For more videos go to www.oakwoodtv.tv and for more on Oakwood Escrow go to www.oakwoodescrow.com.


OTV Covers the Pride 5K Run in beautiful Hillcrest! This run is presented by Front Runner & Walkers San Diego which is a sporting and social club for lesbians, gay men, and their families and friends. They meet up three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays,  for running and walking activities in Balboa Park . This group was established in 1981 and has been getting bigger and stronger every year! They were able to gather over over 1,000 runners for this years race, which is a new record for them!

The members of this club also participate in a variety of different races throughout the year, such as the San Diego Half Marathon, La Jolla Half, Rock ‘N Roll, and Mammoth Half! They are constantly preparing for the next race. So if you are interested you should definitely join their meet up.  For a full year you only pay $20 and for half a year $10! With your membership you get a newsletter, access to the “members only” section of the website, participation in social and fitness activities, discounted pricing at many of their social events, and advance notice of events! For more information on Front Runners and Walkers San Diego go to www.frwsd.org 

Interviews in this video were done by Tawnie Vargas of Oakwood Escrow. The interviews included; Cory Wilcox with The Home Avenue Collective, David LaFleur a Pride 5K Runner, and Andy Kleinke the Chairman for Front Runners & Walkers San Diego!

For more videos go to www.oakwoodtv.tv

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We were so excited to present Miracle Babies with a check for $14,200 last Friday and we are even more excited that 100% of the funds we raised are going to directly benefit the families! If you are unfamiliar with Miracle Babies, it is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was founded to support NICU families. Miracle Babies was founded in 2009 by Dr. Sean Daneshmand, a board certified obstetrician with extensive experience caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, to provide support to families with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Inspired by his personal experience in the NICU with his daughter Natalie, and having witnessed the struggles that many low-income families face when their baby is admitted to the hospital, Dr. Daneshmand decided to focus the main effort of Miracle Babies on the distribution of direct financial assistance.

Miracle Babies’ goals are to; Improve the health of all children, especially the vulnerable, reduce the number of babies in the NICU, improve rates of breastfeeding and Kangaroo care, drive families and communities to become healthier, and to reduce the cost of healthcare! By intervening, Miracle Babies has the opportunity to positively impact health outcomes and by changing the NICU experience they are able to instill Empowerment and positivity into the families lives!

Thank you again to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Kick off to Summer All White Party, by attending you helped our community and those in need! We can’t wait for next year and we hope to raise even more!

Fore more on Miracle Babies go to www.MiracleBabies.org

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Join Fine Magazine and Oakwood Escrow for an exclusive pre-opening day race track party! The 3rd Annual Haute 2 Trot Del Mar Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, July 13 from 6pm-9pm at the Del Mar Plaza Deck(1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014) benefiting The Collective Access! The Collective Access is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) , their mission is to teach kids the importance of networking and the value of relationships! For more on The Collective access go to www.TheCollectiveAccess.com.

You are not going to want to miss this great event! There will be Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres and Drinks, Live Entertainment, fashion Show, hat contest and soo much more. Make sure to show up in your “Turf Club” Attire and be prepared for a good time!

If you want tickets to the event or to be a sponsor go to www.haute2trotsandiego.com

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OTV covered the Valley Center Golf Tournament at the beautiful Wood Valley Golf Course with all proceeds benefiting the Valley Center Community aide Group! The Valley Center Community Aide Group is a 501(c3) which raises money for scholarships and other community causes. This group was formed in 2009 and includes people from title, escrow, lending, insurance, septic, and termite.  Their mission is to provide assistance to those in our community in times of need! All members of this group pay an annual fee along with an additional contribution from each transaction!

We were able to support this great non-profit by sponsoring a hole at the golf tournament! Through events such as this golf tournament they are able to raise funds to give back to the Valley Center Community! We had so much fun hanging out, passing out snacks and drinks and interacting with everyone as they came to our hole! We also were pleased they asked OTV to come out and cover this wonderful event. The interviews were done by Molly O’Dell of Oakwood Escrow! The interviews include: John Yeager with Summit Mortgage, Larry Mckenzie with The Broker Network, Jim Holthus with Toyota of Escondido, Krystal Lane with SDHomes, Rob Klein with Lawyers Title, and Jeana Boulous the Tournament Organizer!

We are excited for next year and if you are interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament next year, we definitely recommend doing it!

For more information on the Valley Center Community Aide Group and their events go to www.vcrealestatepros.com

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OTV had the privilege of covering the Taste of Hope Event at the Ramona Mainstage. We love attending special events such as the Taste of Hope and watching the community come together to help the lives of others. This event included live entertainment, and a wide variety of different cuisines with wine pairings from top international chefs! It was beautifully set up

This event benefited Here with Hope, a non profit 501(c)3 organization that strives to create a community of assistance, lending support through financial, community, and emotional help! All families receive personalized attention and a “helping hand” to guide them with the many challenges they face outside the hospital with a team of people championing for their daily needs. Their goal is to create moments of HOPE & JOY! Here with hope hold a few events a year that include; The Taste of Hope, The Putting for Peyton Golf Tournament, and Kimi’s camp! For more information on Here with Hope or these events go to www.HerewithHope.com!

Interviews were done by Molly O’Dell of Oakwood Escrow. The interviews include; Doreen Smith with Century 21 Award, Mario Medina who is the Executive Chef at The MainCourse Restaurant, Michelle with Valle de Tinto Wine, Lindsey McMorran with Here with Hope Foundation, and Colleen McKinney who was a guest at the Taste of Hope!

For more videos go to www.oakwoodtv.tv

The San Diego Association of Realtors Young Professional Network is a growing group of young career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay on top of the latest networking opportunities, resources and tools! This group helps reach a growing area in the realtor family! They always have great networking opportunities such as this one we attended at a beautiful home in La Jolla right on the Beach!

We brought our OTV to this event and we were able to get some great interviews to gain a better perspective on the event! Interviews were done by Molly O’Dell of Oakwood Escrow. The interviews include; Amber Anderson with Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Danny Drysdale with Finance of America Mortgage, David Martin with Residential Wholesale Mortgage Inc., and Don Anderson with Insight Photos!

For more information on SDAR YPN go to www.sdarypn.com

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