BHG Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Raises $27,000 for The Children’s Village

Posted by Cathy Harrington — May 6, 2013

1367883596PLEASANTON, CAThe agents, managers and staff of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in partnership with the World Transformation Center (WTC), hosted a Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, April 26 that raised over $27,000 for The Children’s Village of Sonoma County. The event, held at the Zio Fraedo’s restaurant in Pleasant Hill, drew over 200 people from the company, in addition to partners, sponsors and donors.

Funds were raised at the event through the generous donations of many, including, Land Home Financial, who gave the Grand Prize winner a one month’s paid mortgage, up to $5000. The contribution from Land Home Financial Service not only impacted Children’s Village but also made a difference in a homeowner’s life.

In addition to the poker tournament, the evening also featured raffle prizes, a Live Auction and a Silent Auction, in which each Mason-McDuffie office donated gift baskets.

“Our offices and agents are totally committed to making a difference for others in the community. We chose The Children’s Village because of the great work they do with children in foster care,” said Kathy Ollerton, Director of Charities for Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate and founder of the WTC.

The Children’s Village, located in Sonoma County, establishes a stable, family like setting for children in foster care, minimizing the upheaval and disruption of multiple placements, and providing the opportunity for siblings from all over the Bay Area to grow up together.

About the Children’s Village

The Mission of Children’s Village is to provide nurturing, stable family homes in a multi-generational, enriched environment for children and their siblings in foster care. Opened in 2006, The Village currently consists of four large houses serving 24 children, and six apartments for seniors who act as surrogate grandparents (the Village is currently seeking two additional seniors for this opportunity). “Village Parents” staff the homes and care for the children. The Village is located on a 2.2 acre site in Santa Rosa.

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2010, the company was named the 19th largest real estate services firm in the nation (REALTrends 500), and Number Two in the San Francisco East Bay (SF Business Times). The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled 6,500 transactions in 2012, generating $2.8 billion in sales volume. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate includes joint ventures with partners Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Wine Country Group Realtors in the North Bay, and Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton-Hopyard and Ruby Hill, and Bahay Co. in Concord. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is locally owned and has more than 1,200 real estate professionals with 30 offices in eight counties in the Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region. For more information, go to

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