Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Gives Back

Posted by Melissa Elaina — March 2, 2015

1425326519WALNUT CREEK, CA – Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie’s 6th annual companywide ‘Giving Day’ is on Saturday, March 7th. Each year, the branch offices choose a project that is near and dear to the hearts of their agents. 

This year, 24 offices within the Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie network, including their joint ventures with Highland Partners, Wine Country Group, Tri-Valley Realty, Bahay Co., Leading Edge Realty and Ventura Barnett will donate time and resources to complete designated projects for 22 charities in their local communities.

“Our offices have been tasked with choosing a project in which everyone can participate, and each office has partnered with a local community organization for that day,” said Kathy Ollerton, Director of Charities. “On this corporate day of giving, it is our goal to have 100 percent participation of agents and employees through the giving of time or treasure,” Ollerton proudly states.

According to Ollerton, “Last year over 400 agents, staff and volunteers participated in twenty different charities totaling over 2050 hours of service! This year we hope to surpass those numbers.”

This year, Better Homes and Garden Mason-McDuffie agents, their families and clients will volunteer for the following projects.

Office                                                    Project Antioch                                                 Contra Costa Food Bank                        Berkeley                                               Chaparral House Concord                                                Funds for Wheelchairs Danville                                                Supporting our Troops El Cerrito                                              St. Cornelius School Repairs Fremont                                               Kids Against Hunger Bay Area Healdsburg                                           Senior Assistance Livermore                                             Livermore Unified School District Montclair                                              Alameda County Food Bank Napa                                                    Wounded Warrior Project Oakland Grand Lake                            Covenant House Petaluma                                              Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay Piedmont                                               Alameda County Food Bank Pleasanton                                            Valley Humane Society Sacramento                                           Roberts Family Development Center San Francisco Union                             Habitat for Humanity San Francisco Cathedral Hill                 Habitat for Humanity San Jose                                                Cypress Center Santa Rosa                                            Santa Rosa Food Bank Sebastopol                                             Raising Funds for the local hospital Sonoma                                                  Homeowner Assistance Walnut Creek                                         Playhouse Program Walnut Creek-Tice Valley                       Blood Drive  

If you would like to participate in a project or need more information, please contact that specific office by visiting

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. The company was named the 31st 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 more than 5,580 transactions in 2014, generating over $3.3 billion in sales volume. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate includes joint ventures with Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Leading Edge Properties in Petaluma, Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton and Livermore, Ventura Barnett in San Jose, and Bahay Co. in Concord. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie is a member of the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is locally owned and has more than 1,100 real estate professionals with 30 offices in eight counties in the Bay Area and the wine country region. For more information, go to

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