Giving to others this holiday season and beyond…

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A little recipient of the Damascus/Clackamas Christmas project

Giving back to our communities is an integral part of the Prudential Northwest Properties culture. It’s what we do throughout the year. Now that the holiday season is upon us, the Pru crew has stepped up our giving even more. In addition to McMinnville and West Portland’s huge donations of Love Boxes for the soldiers overseas, here’s what a few of our other branches are doing to help their communities…

Hillsboro Branch Adopting a Family for the Holidays! The Hillsboro Branch has adopted the Anderson Family which consists of Mom, Dad and 2 boys, one with autism. Dad was recently laid off. Thank you Hillsboro Branch for giving back to the community and helping those in need!

Damascus and Clackamas Branches Provided Toys to Kids in Need! They collectively raised over $1,000 and then purchased and wrapped holiday gifts for 74 kids at the Annie Ross House (the only shelter in Clackamas County that accommodates entire families) and Clackamas County Women’s Shelter holiday party. Thanks to all the members of both branches for carrying on this annual project spearheaded by Amy Nelson!

Scappoose Branch Donating and Giving Back! The Holiday Spirit is strong at Prudential Northwest Properties! Many thanks and kudos to the Scappoose Branch in donating money to Toy & Joy, as well as giving money and food items to Columbia Pacific Food Bank. A special nod goes to Lisa Frahm and her daughters for braving the cold as Salvation Army bell ringers at Fred Meyer. Thank you, Scappoose!

Metro Branch Reaches Out to Seniors this Holiday Season … The branch is “adopting” several seniors at the Rainbow Adult Living Center and will be providing gifts to brighten their holiday season. Thank you, Metro!

Columbia Tech Center Wraps for Transitional Youth this weekend! Chad and the gang from CTC are gift wrapping at the Westfield shopping center on the 13th and proceeds go to Transitional Youth. Thanks, CTC!

Sandy Toy Drive

Sandy Toy Drive

Sandy Branch is holding their 29th Annual Toy Drive! The longstanding tradition of collection toys for kids in need carries on in the Sandy community. They also shipped off many Love Boxes to the troops overseas. Thank you, Sandy Santas!

Food for the Hungry in Central Oregon – Thanks to all of our Central Oregon agents for participating in the Crook County Realtor’s Christmas party and food drive for St Vincent D’Paul. They contributed over $800, and every dollar donated purchased 7 lbs of food. In total, they were able to provide over 5,600 lbs of food which will help feed about 90 families. Our offices provided over 700 lbs of food. Excellent job, Central Oregon crew!


West Portland agents on the NEWS!

KOIN News Channel 6 came to the West Portland office to tape a segment about their “LOVE BOX for the Holidays” drive for the Troops in Iraq. They had a ‘packing party’ on Monday and KOIN News came to the office to cover the event. Thanks to the efforts and coordination of Lynne McIntyre, they adopted 26 soldiers for the holidays and packed care boxes for them. They were also able to provide regulation helmet liners that were handmade by a few of our agents, and Nike donated 26 dry-fit shirts! Rothana Mao, West Portland’s receptionist, was key in facilitating the drive. Her husband is stationed in Iraq and he was instrumental in getting us shirt sizes, wish lists, etc.

The gifts from West Portland are packed and ready for shipment to the troops overseas!

The gifts from West Portland are packed and ready for shipment to the troops overseas! Each box is thoughtfully filled with gifts from home, specifically chosen for each soldier.

Thanks West Portland, for coming together in support of this wonderful effort!


McMinnville office adopts soldiers overseas

  
McMinnville agents send gifts to soldiers in Iraq.
McMinnville agents send gifts to soldiers in Iraq.

Ron Schock and the agents in the McMinnveille branch office adopted some soldiers who will be spending the holidays far away from home. This photo is from their “boxing party.” They had a party to pack the boxes of donations to go to a battalion in Iraq. “We sent 13 boxes filled with comfort and Christmas items to help these soldiers have a home connection through the holiday,” said Ron. “I was really filled with pride that the agents donated so much and on top of that donated for shipping overseas. We aren’t having a formal Christmas party this year. We all feel so blessed and don’t need gifts or trinkets so we had some lunch brought in, signed some cards, packed the boxes and then a few agents took them to be mailed.”

 

The recipients of these boxes…


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