"Women in Relocation" Holds 3rd Annual Holiday Luncheon and Benefit Silent Auction

New York, NY, (December 4, 2008) -Women in Relocation” a New York City based group of relocation professionals who work throughout the Tri-State area, held their 3rd Annual Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at Banc Café Restaurant in New York City. Dedicated to providing a forum to meet and network with colleagues, Women in Relocation is committed to making a positive contribution to local real estate communities.

Each year the silent auction benefits a local charity. This year Women in Relocation selected the “Teaneck Family Assistance Center” and the auction raised almost $1,300. The Center is one of eight founded in New Jersey, whose mission is to serve soldiers, their families and veterans of the Uniformed Services. They provide many programs and services such as: Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops that help students with deployment (do they help children with deployed parents?); a food pantry; monthly bus trips for family members; workshops for adults, teens and youths; and monthly Family Readiness Meetings.

Three of top military personnel involved with The Center, Master Sergeant Millie Hiller-Cousins, Sergeant First Class Janice Shaw and Private Danielle Mitchell, attended the event. Minnie Hiller-Cousins spoke to the group about the daily trials that family’s face and how much additional support would mean to them. She introduced Private Danielle Mitchell, who would soon be deployed leaving her three year old daughter behind. Women in Relocation “adopted” Private Mitchell and her daughter and will make sure that all their needs were taken care of this holiday season, as well as while Private Mitchell is deployed.

“I like to think of Women in Relocation as a small group of women that make a big difference in local communities”, said the group’s founder, Silvana Malpelli, Senior Vice President of Brown Harris Stevens. “Women in Relocation was started several years ago over a holiday luncheon and since that time we have helped so many families. Women in Relocation allows us to come together as a united community. I'm simply amazed by the support of these fabulous women!”

For more information visit their website, www.womeninrelo.com.

About “Women In Relocation”

“Women in Relocation”, is comprised of relocation professionals representing companies from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. The group was founded in November 2006 by Silvana Malpelli, Senior Vice President, Referrals and Relocation Services for Brown Harris Stevens.