Giving Back to Our Community

Helping kids in the North County reach higher and go farther.

At RE/MAX Parkside Real Estate, we call the Central Coast home. Our clients aren’t just clients; they’re our neighbors, friends, and family. That’s why serving our community is at the heart of what we do. As part of our efforts to give back, we started Up With Kids in 2001 primarily to help children in the North County communities of San Luis Obispo County. Through several annual events, ongoing donations, and fundraising endeavors, we’re helping kids in Paso Robles and beyond reach higher and go farther. Read on to learn more about Up With Kids and how you can get involved in the lives of our youth. Together we can make a difference.

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“I am so grateful to have received this scholarship. I am really excited about college, and this money will help to pursue a higher education and a career. Thank you!”

Keaden Knight | Scholarship Recipient
Our Signature Event

The Annual Back-to-School Shopping Spree

Our annual “Back-to-School Shopping Spree” is a cooperative effort with local schools, service organizations, local community businesses, and Target. Each year, we mail out hundreds of applications to families of kids ages 5 to 12 in our community. We identify several dozen children who would most benefit from this program as they return back to school. These local students receive the opportunity to select school clothing and supplies on the generosity of the donations received. Target of Paso Robles, has been a partner host since Up With Kids was established.

Most exciting for the kids, we bring in the iconic RE/MAX hot air balloon and give them a free balloon ride on the morning of the shopping spree.

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Back to School charity event team at Target Paso
Back to School charity event Target in Paso Robles
Giveaways for the Kids

Our Shopping Spree event features giveaways of things like new back packs, school supplies, and even goodies for the parents.

To find out about how to donate gently-used goods for the event, keep scrolling.

Volunteering Opportunities

It takes a lot of generous hands to put together an event like this each year, and we can’t do it without volunteers just like you.

To find out how you can volunteer for this special event, keep scrolling.

Event Sponsor Opportunities

We have several levels of participation for sponsors. 100% of donations received will go to the Up With Kids organization which provides students with much needed school clothing, supplies, scholarships, and opportunities to further their academic careers.

To find out about how to donate to the Back-to-School Shopping Spree or how to become a sponsor, keep scrolling.

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Scholarships for Graduates

College sholarships for North County high school grads.

It’s not just the younger students we support, but all our North County students. Our way of supporting our young adults in our community is by encouraging them to pursue higher education. High school graduates in the North County have the opportunity, through an application process, to apply for a $1000 scholarship to help further their higher education.

To find out how you can donate toward scholarships, keep scrolling.

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“Thanks to the kindness of RE/MAX, 23 children got to shop for school clothes that would not have had without this opportunity. Up With Kids left everyone feeling grateful and happy! Thank you so much!”

Oak Park | Paso Robles Housing Authority

Get involved & help make a difference.

Up With Kids was born to help children in our North County communities of San Luis Obispo County. Here are three ways you can join our mission.


Every little bit helps make the dream come true. Donate to help make kids’ and parents’ day special.

Give or Sponsor

Sponsor an event, give toward scholarships, or make a general financial contribution to help us fulfill our mission.


Nothing is more valuable than time. The helping hands of generous volunteers make our annual events possible.