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Pleasanton Weekly

Real Estate - February 8, 2013

Coldwell Banker collects 5,100 toys in holiday benefit

One Warm Coat drive brings in 2,100 coats for needy

by Jeb Bing

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage reported this week that it collected 5,112 toys and 2,152 coats over the past holiday season to benefit families in need throughout Northern California.

The annual Coldwell Banker campaign marked the 26th consecutive year that the brokerage has supported the efforts in partnership with the Marine Corps Reserve and several nonprofit organizations in the area.

"Thanks to the support of our agents, staff and the community, many children and their families were able to enjoy a warm and festive holiday season," said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "The biggest reward for us is that we were able to help make the holidays a joyous and memorable time by providing coats and toys to those who otherwise may have gone without them."

In all, 45 Northern California Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices participated in the Toys for Tots campaign and 31 offices in the Operation: One Warm Coat drive.

In the East Bay, the Pleasanton office collected 23 toys and 55 coats. The Oakland-Piedmont office collected 100 toys; Walnut Creek office, 77 toys and 38 coats; Berkeley office, 40 toys and 35 coats; and the Castro Valley office collected 10 coats.