Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Bay Area announced today that it has been honored with the prestigious NRT Humanitarian Outreach Award for 2016. The award recognizes a single NRT company in the U.S. that puts forth an exceptional effort—one that epitomizes extraordinary service to the community

The Bay Area brokerage was recognized by NRT, parent company of Coldwell Banker nationally, for its support last year of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. In its inaugural campaign, Coldwell Banker raised approximately $100,000 for the hospital that helps children and families in need.

The donations were a result of a community raffle held throughout the region, where affiliated agents purchased $2 raffle tickets on behalf of their clients, family and friends, which were in turn entered into a drawing for a number of prizes. Bay Area offices also organized individual fundraising events, many open to the public, to raise additional funds.

“Thousands of Coldwell Banker San Francisco Bay Area’s affiliated sales associates, managers and staff, along with generous supporters in the community, rallied together to make this inaugural fundraiser for Lucile Packard a spectacular success,” said Mike James, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Bay Area. “Through their tireless efforts, Coldwell Banker is helping to create healthier, happier futures for Bay Area children in need.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s mission in the Bay Area is about much more than just real estate. The company and affiliated agents are invested in giving back and making their communities happier and healthier. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is one important way of doing just that.

With a network of care within only 10 miles of every Bay Area household and a simple goal to do everything possible to bring health and hope to children and their families, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital provides much needed services to thousands of Bay Area children and families every year with a plan to help even more. Lucile Packard is a nonprofit hospital that relies on the financial support of the community so that patients are not turned away from care for financial reasons or complexity of treatment.