Dream Town Partners with Coat Angels Charity

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Chicago real estate brokerage Dream Town Realty has partnered with local nonprofit organization Coat Angels to help provide the city’s underprivileged youth with appropriate winter wear, including coats, fleece jackets, gloves and hats. The partnership was announced late last year, as Coat Angels prepared for their annual benefit.

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The enthusiasm and support with which the Dream Town team has responded to this partnership is simply extraordinary.

Since they were founded in 2006, Coat Angels has delivered more than 4,500 coats, hats and gloves to struggling Chicago children whose families could not afford to dress them properly.

In partnering with Dream Town Realty, the organization is aiming to provide for twice as many children during this winter, which would mean outfitting some 2,200 children with new winter wear. Already, Dream Town agents and staff have helped Coat Angels volunteers purchase and deliver more than 1,800 items, compared to the 1,100 items the organization managed to collect last winter.

“The enthusiasm and support with which the Dream Town team has responded to this partnership is simply extraordinary,” said Micki LeSeur, founder of Coat Angels. “They have generously put every resource behind this partnership. We are incredibly fortunate and it is incredible the number of children we will be able to help this year.”

In the initial stages of their partnership, Dream Town implemented a program that allows their team of Chicago real estate agents to automatically donate $25 of every commission to Coat Angels; the company then matches each of these donations, dollar for dollar. Dream Town has also worked to provide Coat Angels with select marketing materials, including website updates, HTML mailers, postcards, posters, newsletter design and a corporate sponsors page.

Dream Town is now extending its fundraising capabilities by providing every agent with a custom Coat Angels donations page, which allows the agents to spearhead independent fundraising efforts. The individual agent fundraising pages were launched in January of this year, each with an initial goal of raising $1,000 for the organization, and lets visitors give donations, post “encouragement” and learn more about the Coal Angels mission and structure.

“Our goal is to generate funds as well as awareness,” LeSueur explained of the event, “not only for Coat Angels, but also awareness for the incredible need in the communities we serve.”

To learn more about Coat Angels and their need for donors, sponsors and volunteers, visit the Dream Town Coat Angels page. For more information regarding their partnership with Dream Town Realty, contact Mary Scalzitti at mscalzitti(at)dreamtown(dot)com.

About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is recognized as a leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website, which assists users in browsing hundreds of Chicago condos, single-family homes and townhomes, receives thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search currently available to Chicago buyers. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales.

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