San Francisco, CA - December 5, 2011 - Zephyr Real Estate is once again accepting contributions for the annual Food and Toy drives to benefit those who need a little help this holiday season. As with prior years, the San Francisco Firefighters' Toy Program and the San Francisco Food Bank are the recipients of the donations from all six offices in San Francisco. To find the nearest Zephyr office to drop off a donation, visit www.zephyrsf.com.
Last year, the SF Firefighters Toy Program gave away 40,000 toys to over 25,000 children. Dependent solely upon donations, this program is the City's largest of its kind and has been actively brightening the holidays for disadvantaged children since 1949. Their work is not only around the holidays, but throughout the year for displaced children who become victims of fires, floods and other disasters. Annually, approximately 200,000 toys are distributed. Toys should be new and without gift-wrapping.
The San Francisco Food Bank expects to distribute food to over 36,000 households during the holidays. Their goal is to raise 200,000 pounds of food - enough to provide food for more than 825,000 meals. The Food Bank supplies food to over 450 local non-profit organizations that serve thousands of families, seniors, children and individuals. Food items should be non-perishable. Most-needed foods are tuna and canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, beans, rice, pasta, soups and stews, 100 percent fruit juices, and canned fruits and vegetables. While shopping during the next month, buy an extra can of food.
"When you donate toys and food to those in need, you offer a spark of hope and a bit of encouragement to children and families," remarked Randall Kostick, Chief Operating Officer for Zephyr. "We can all help create a better world by participating in these worthwhile endeavors."
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with $1 billion in annual gross sales in 2010 and a current roster of more than 200 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.zephyrsf.com.