Weichert records successful 34th annual toy drive
The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 34th Annual Toy Drive, collecting more than 16,000 new toys for disadvantaged children in time for the holiday season, and more than $4,000 in monetary donations.
“With the passing of Hurricane Sandy in late October, the devastation that was left in its wake made the need in the communities we serve that much greater this holiday season,” said Jim Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors.
“I am proud to say that not only did our sales associates and employees, as well as the residents of the communities we serve, show their generosity and support for the toy drive, but that together we were able to donate more than 500 pounds of food to local shelters and nearly 800 clothing items to area community centers in the days and weeks following the storm.”
The collected toys were donated to numerous charities throughout the regions in which Weichert does business, including Ronald McDonald House, Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Interfaith Council for Homeless Families of Morris County, Jason’s Dreams for Kids Foundation, wakee Enrichment Foundation, the Salvation Army, the Flemington Food Pantry, Childhelp rSA, the St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home, Peace: A Learned Solution, Shelter our Sisters, Brian’s House and People to People, to name just a few.
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