by Suzanne Huntzinger 

The Sears and Syrus Team at Compass Realty has built a strong presence in the community they serve with each home sale. But that’s only part of it. Giving back to the community is equally important to them.

“This is our first year as a blended team and we’re bringing all of our passions together. We felt strongly about not leaving one charity behind, while also increasing our contributions,” Lindsay Sears Realtor/Broker on the Sears and Syrus Team at Compass Realty, says.

The team is passionate about a few organizations. Angel Tree is one of them. The program offers a few ways to support them. They accept monetary donations, adoption of families, or donating time. Sears and Syrus selected a corporate package to support 10 kids around the Holiday time. “Kids, families and the art of giving is what truly fuels my soul. No child should experience the holidays, the most magical time of the year without love and presents,” Lindsay says.

The Sears family has always supported Autism awareness via research, community support, organizations and charity events over the years, especially during April, Autism Awareness Month. “My youngest sister is autistic,” Lindsay shares, “So it holds special place in our hearts.” The Sears and Syrus team gets creative incorporating support for autism awareness while running their real estate business. They order baked goods for client events or closing treats from No Label at the Table Food Company in Carmel (, a business staffed by autistic employees.

The Humane Society rounds out the team’s list of charitable organizations. Zach Syrus introduced the charity when he became involved after adopting two rescue pups.

All three charities get a boost at the Sears and Syrus Realty Group donuts and pictures with Santa event each holiday season, this year scheduled for December 4, 2022. Guests can purchase raffle tickets to win great prizes, and the proceeds will benefit the three charities.

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