San Francisco, CA – November 30, 2017 – Zephyr Real Estate’s annual toy and food drive is again underway at all Zephyr offices in San Francisco and Marin County. This long-standing Zephyr tradition benefits the San Francisco and Marin County Food Bank, the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and the Salvation Army Toy Program.
While many are shopping, decorating, planning, making lists and checking them twice, others are hungry and Christmas will be bleak at best. According to the local food banks, one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. Over 225,000 people benefit from nutritious food through our local food banks, making it possible for kids to learn, adults to focus better at work, and seniors to stay healthy and active.
Food items should be non-perishable. Most-needed foods are soup, chili, beans, canned vegetables, tuna, canned meat, cereal, peanut butter and granola bars (no glass containers, please). Cash donations and gift cards are always welcome. The Food Bank’s buying power can distribute approximately $6 worth of food for every $1 donation.
The San Francisco Firefighters and the Salvation Army Brighten the Holidays Toy Programs agree that every child should receive a toy during the holidays. Last year, more than 200,000 toys were delivered to over 40,000 children whose Christmas would have otherwise been a non-event. The Toy Program also serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, children’s cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units. Throughout the year they respond to displaced children who are victims of fires, floods and other such disasters.
Recommended toy donations include sports equipment, arts and crafts, baby items (blankets, bottles, rattles), dolls of all nationalities, stuffed animals, iPods, game systems with games, books and toy trucks.
Donation receptacles are available at all Zephyr offices in San Francisco and Marin Counties. Toys will be received through December 22. Food donations will be received through January 2.
“With so many recent life-threatening events all around us, it is gratifying to take positive action that will benefit others,” commented Randall Kostick, Zephyr’s President. “By sharing our resources, we can all strengthen our sense of community.”
Everyone is encouraged to participate generously in this opportunity to make a difference for those less fortunate and to make the world a better place. Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s No. 1 real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco; and the regional luxury real estate affiliation, the Artisan Group. Zephyr has eight locations across San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and San Mateo Counties and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.