2009 Holiday Season- Ten Branches step up to the challenge and help make the holiday brighter for many children in the Capital Region.
Green Island, NY- Back in November, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties' General Manager Tom Faughnan issued a challenge to all of the company's branch offices throughout the Capital Region. He asked everyone to support Coldwell's partnership with Toys for Tots and donate to the worthy cause. He also offered to host a party for the winning office and invited those in the community who donated toys to attend the festivities in order to show the company's appreciation.
"We've been a part of the Toys for Tots program for several years, but this year we set a company record for the most toys collected by our offices with 2930 items donated", said Faughnan. "All of our agents took this challenge seriously and spread the word to customers about the need for our region's children. The winning office in Niskayuna collected 724 toys and will host a party to celebrate the generosity of those who helped make this a successful campaign."
Over half the total toys collected came from the top three branches. Adding to Niskayuna's 724 items, Clifton Park's donation totaled 620, and Coldwell's Delmar office contributed 472 toys. At 249 items, the Saratoga office was recognized as the branch with the most toys amassed per agent with one agent collecting 65 items.
The festivities for the winning office will take place in Coldwell Banker Prime Properties' Niskayuna location at 1760 Union St. Customers who donated toys to the Niskayuna office can expect an invitation via e-mail in the comng weeks.
About Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
Established in 1986, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties (CBPP) is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. Together with its affiliates, CBPP provides complete residential, mortgage and commercial real estate services throughout Upstate New York. CBPP is New York State's largest Coldwell Banker franchise with 17 offices and more than 500 full time agents, and is the fourth largest in the United States. Among its other professional designations, CBPP is a premier member of Cartus Relocation Services, the world's largest relocation company. For more information, visit www.coldwellbankerprime.com.
About the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 62nd year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas holiday season. Our gifts offer these children hope, recognition and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the gifts we provide, such as books, games, and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, social, and recreational development of these children. In 2008, Marines distributed gifts to 7.6 million children in 657 communities nationwide. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public as well as support from corporate sponsors. For more information, visit, www.toysfortots.org.