POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (December x13, 2006) – During Diane Turton, Realtors’ second annual Turton Giving Tree project, the company collected over 1,000 unwrapped toys, gifts and articles of new clothing for local children who are in need over the last month.“Giving trees” were placed in each of the company’s sales offices throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, which were decorated with house-shaped ornaments containing information about gifts that children have requested this holiday season. Gifts were then collected from the general public as well as from Diane Turton, Realtors’ agents, managers and staff.Diane Turton, Realtors partnered with two non-profit organizations serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties that will distribute the holiday gifts, including the Salvation Army of Ocean County and Family & Children’s Service. These organizations assist many area families who are in need. “I am so delighted that we collected so many gifts to help these two very deserving charities and more important, to help those children and teens who might have otherwise received little or nothing at all for the upcoming holiday,” said Diane Turton, president and broker/owner of Diane Turton, Realtors. “Giving back and supporting our communities and those in need is such a big part of our culture here at Diane Turton, Realtors. This project is very near and dear to our hearts, and we are so glad to be able to help brighten up holidays for people most in need.”According to Linda Steele of Family & Children’s Service: “When I walked in Diane Turton, Realtors’ corporate center to pick up the gifts, I was floored by the amount of toys and clothes covering Diane’s office. The Turton Giving program contributed many of the gifts we distributed as part of our Operations Sleighbells benefit, where we provide holiday gifts to more than 1,800 local children and their families. Parents call in with their children's wish lists and with the help of generous businesses like Diane Turton, Realtors, their wishes are fulfilled.”“As if that were not enough they asked us to come back on Monday to pick up even more gifts from the company’s offices! We are so happy for Diane’s help and generosity,” added Larry Travaglino, Captain of the Salvation Army of Ocean County. “Last year, Diane Turton, Realtors helped the Salvation Army of Ocean County give 752 children 5,789 toys! We look forward to working with Diane Turton, Realtors on this project for years to come.”About Diane Turton, Realtors Founded in 1986, Diane Turton, Realtors is a full-service real estate company serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey and Southeast Florida. Divisions include Relocation Services, Signature Properties, Lifestyles (properties for Active Adults) and the Bed & Breakfast division. Turton Commercial Real Estate, an affiliate of Diane Turton, Realtors, sells or leases all types of commercial property, including retail, office and industrial space, and represents the buyers and sellers of land, investment property and mixed-use facilities. Turton Financial Holdings, LLC, also an affiliate of Diane Turton, Realtors, was launched in 2005 to assist clients of Diane Turton, Realtors with mortgage financing, title insurance and insurance needs. Diane Turton, Realtors, which consistently ranks in the top of the markets it serves, produced more than $1.3 billion in closed sales in 2005. The company’s Web site is www.dianeturton.com
and its toll-free number is 1-877-DTURTON.