Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 -- For the last ten years, the holidays have meant giving in new and amazing ways for the First Team Real Estate Office in Fullerton, CA.
"Giving has been part of the corporate culture for First Team Real Estate from the very beginning," said Rick Brotherton, Vice President, Marketing for First Team Real Estate. "To see what a great group of agents and staff can do on a volunteer basis is just amazing. To have that spirit of giving awarded by being named Pathways of Hope prestigious 'Friends of Pathways' award is incredible."
Over the last ten years, the First Team office in Fullerton has engaged local homeowners by leaving grocery bags in their doorsteps with simple instructions for filling them with food items appropriate for charities. For the last several years, the office has worked with Pathways of Hope, which itself was recently voted one of the 25 most popular charities in OC.
"Pathways of Hope does such a great job in the community," said Greg Carrescia, Office Manager for First Team Real Estate's Fullerton office. "To be able to help them fill cupboards in the homes of OC's truly needy always starts our holiday season off right. It is an honor to be recognized by this great group."
This past November, a team of agents from the Fullerton office for First Team organized a donation of 10,000 bags from Ralph's Markets to jump start the door-to-door effort. That spirit of giving started off a wave of giving that grew exponentially over the previous year.
"We were able to distributes literally thousands of extra bags this year because of all the giving," said Mr. Carrescia. "Every can, every item that was donated helped make the holidays brighter for families that rely on Pathways and other great service providers to make it through each day."
ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF PATHWAYS AWARD
First Team Real Estate Fullerton Office was recognized with the prestigious 'Friends of Pathways' award by Pathways of Hope, one of Orange County's most popular charities for its years of support. The award was given to First Team on Sunday, March 16 at the Fullerton Community Center. For more information on the event or the charity, contact Alycia Capone at alycia.capone(at)pathwaysofhope(dot)us and at (714) 680-3691.
ABOUT FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE
Growing from a single office in Huntington Beach, CA in 1976, First Team Real Estate is now Southern California's largest and most trusted private real estate agency with offices across California. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 First Team was recognized as Best Real Estate Company by the annual Orange County Register survey of 100,000 Southern California households. We can be reached at (888) 236-1943.
JEFF GIBSON, First Team Real Estate, (949) 851-8511, [email protected]