RE/MAX Gold is always proud to recognize the work of agents who take it upon themselves to go above and beyond to help those in need. Over the past few years, REALTORS Carrie Foley and Melanie Hallam from the Green Valley office, along with Diana Kelley Adams from the Vacaville office, have selflessly given back to their community through homeless outreach.
“Every year, we get together in San Francisco for a morning of Christmas shopping, lunch and reminiscing over old stories. We talk about how fortunate we feel at Christmas and how we would like to give to people that don’t really get Christmas.” — Carrie Foley
Last year, they were inspired to do something significant to help the homeless; they went to work to make the dream a reality. The plan came together to assemble care packages for the homeless community in San Francisco and pass them out as they walked through the city. Carrie, Melanie and Diana got together to make the care packages with items such as hats, socks, scarves, hand warmers and $5 gift cards to Subway or Starbucks. Diana even made homemade cookies to add a personal touch.
The agents wrapped the packages and hit the streets–passing out all 25 gifts and handing out cookies to as many homeless people as they could before running out of gifts. “It was truly a rewarding experience and those we gave to were very grateful,” Carrie recalls. “We just wanted to share a bit of Christmas joy to those that may not have received any otherwise.”
The experience left such a positive impact on Carrie, Melanie and Diana that they have already made plans to continue the tradition of spreading holiday cheer in San Francisco. They have requested items for the care packages on their personal Facebook pages and have begun to receive donations for this years’ gifts, which they plan to hand out later this month. “We hope to double our efforts this year and continue to grow from here on out!” says Melanie.
“We have a deep appreciation for all that we have and we just want to spread a little joy at Christmas to others…it makes our get together so much more meaningful. ” — Melanie Hallam
Contact them directly: Carrie Foley at 707.290.1376 or by email at CarrieFoley@msn.com; Melanie Hallam at 707.373.7416 or by email MelanieHallam@rocketmail.com; Diana Kelley Adams at 707.322.1056 or by email at DianaKelleyAdams@aol.com.
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