SUBMITTED BY DOUGLAS LIERLE
Broker associates and support personnel with the South Metro Denver REALTOR Association (SMDRA), along with real estate industry leaders, recently collected more than $10,000 worth of toys, gift cards, and donations for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver in support of the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive event coordinated by Denver’s CBS affiliate Channel 4 News. The full truck load of toys and donations were delivered to representatives of the Boys and Girls Club Dec. 13, 2018 at the King Soopers store off Yale Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
A week before delivering the donations, SMDRA’s Charities and Community Involvement Committee hosted its annual holiday brunch and toy drive where SMDRA members, support staff and affiliates collected the donations, which surpassed last year’s toy drive by more than $2,000 worth of toys and gifts. John Mitchell, chairman of the Board of the Aurora Association of Realtors, attended the donation delivery in a vehicle full of toys that were donated by generous brokers and support personnel with the association.
Marcel Savoie, SMDRA’s chairman of the board, spoke in a live interview with Channel 4 News. Savoie thanked all the members of SMDRA and the Aurora Association of Realtors for their generous support of the toy drive, which helps make the holiday season a little brighter for children who are assisted by the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.