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Our Values

​We believe that everyone deserves a home where they can feel safe and be themselves. And that extends beyond just the four walls of one’s house or apartment. Our home includes our schools, our communities, and our planet. That’s why we, at the Susan + Irina Team, believe in supporting causes and organizations, both local and global, that make our collective home a better place. A portion of each commission is donated to one of the following organizations, or we’re happy to make a contribution to the cause of our clients’ choice.

We Give Because We Care

If we work together, please let us know which of the following you’d like us to donate a portion of our commission to in your name.

tonis kitchen

​Toni’s Kitchen is a food ministry of St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ, that provides food to our neighbors in need in ways that respect their dignity, improve health and foster independence.

human rights campaign

​​By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

montclair public library

Founded in 1893, Montclair Public Library provides unlimited opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and community engagement.

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Out Montclair is a nonprofit organization created to raise awareness and provide support and solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ community of Montclair. It offers educational and charitable activities and events to promote inclusivity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary and gender-fluid youth and adults.

vanguard theatre company

​Founded in 2015 by veteran actors and educators, Vanguard Theater Company is a non-profit committed to challenging social and cultural narratives through theater dedicated to DREAM:  Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism & Mentorship.

the montclair inn

​Montclair Shared Housing Association (MSHA) operates an affordable residence for seniors at the Montclair Inn, providing an option to enjoy communal living for as long as they’re able to manage activities of independent daily living. Above all, they offer an environment that nourishes body and soul at an affordable cost through the senior years.

4 ocean

4 Ocean is an ocean cleanup company dedicated to ending the ocean plastic crisis and creating a vibrant, more sustainable future where humanity grows alongside nature and not at its expense.


The mission of Succeed2gether is to teach life skills and to provide free educational services, such as one-on-one after-school tutoring, for students in grades K-12 who are most in need. It’s also home to The Montclair Literary Festival, a community-wide event that aims to exchange ideas, inspire future literary works and engage with different points of view.

red hawk fellows

The Red Hawk Fellows program is committed to supporting Montclair State undergraduate scholars from diverse backgrounds who are identified as emancipated foster students, unaccompanied homeless students and those students from households where no immediate parental or extended family guidance is accessible.



New York Public Radio

Rigorous journalism, inspiring storytelling, and extraordinary music free and accessible to all.  A healthy democracy requires a thriving public sphere, where information flows freely, everyone can engage with the arts, and individuals are connected—to one another and to those in power.

planned parenthood

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

the trevor project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

paws montclair animal shelter

​​PAWS, (Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, Inc.) is an animal rescue and shelter organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. They facilitate pet adoption for stray and abandoned cats and dogs in our community.


​The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is the only civil rights organization in the US working through litigation, legislation, and education to secure nonhuman animals’ fundamental rights, such as freedom from captivity, participation in a community of other members of their species, and protection of their natural habitats.

world central kitchen

​Founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Its method of operations is to be a first responder and then to collaborate with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger immediately following a disaster.


The Diabetes Foundation is NJ’s only care-focused nonprofit 501c3 for children and adults with diabetes or prediabetes. All programs are free, regardless of insurance status. The focus is on neighborhoods with highest prevalence rates: lower-income and communities of color.

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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. 

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

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