As Californians, we’re lucky to live in such a beautiful state filled with such supportive communities – ones that come together to help neighbors in need. During the holiday season and cold winter months, we’re reminded of those facing homelessness and hunger throughout California. We can make the holidays a little brighter by giving back. So our offices and sales associates are raising donations to support two worthy causes; Toys for Tots and One Warm Coat. In Northern California, our collections of new, unwrapped toys and warm winter clothing run now through December 20. To locate the office nearest you, please visit www.californiamoves.com. Some of our branch offices taking it a step further and holding additional fundraising campaigns for local charitable organizations. Take a look at how some Northern California offices are giving back:

Greater Sacramento

Agents and offices throughout the greater Sacramento area are coming together in many creative ways to give back and celebrate the holiday season. The Sacramento Fair Oaks office is inviting the community out to take pictures with Santa on Saturday December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To start the season of giving, the Elk Grove Office sponsored a program called “Healthy Start”, which supplied 50 local families with complete, pre-packaged Thanksgiving dinners.

Greater Bay Area

On December 5th, the Oakland Office provided free gift wrapping, cookies and hot cider to passersby during the Holiday Stroll that took place in Montclair Village. Impressively, the Los Gatos office raised $15,000 for Operation Reindeer, a program that supplies local families with much needed necessities like clothes, food and toys.

Additionally, Coldwell Banker is running its annual Holiday Food Bank Fundraiser. Now through December 20, donations are being collected to help support local food banks in the Bay Area and Sacramento/Tahoe regions. Coldwell Banker Northern California will match up to $5,000 in donations. Donations for Bay Area Food Banks can be made online at cbfoodbankgiving.eventbrite.com and Sacramento/Tahoe Area Food Banks at saccbfoodbankgiving.eventbrite.com.

These are just a few of the examples of holiday giving within the Coldwell banker family in California. As a real estate company, we’re working to give people hope and a sense of home during the holidays.

Best wishes to you and your family for a happy holiday season.