It’s the season of giving and real estate offices around the Fresno area are getting into the spirit.
You can help too. Some offices are drop off locations for Toys for Tots while others are collecting presents for needy or sick children through local programs. Read about some of them here and follow your heart for the holidays.
What: Caring Tree to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital
Details: Bonadelle Neighborhoods started the Caring Tree program in 2014 and has given more than 500 toys to families of patients treated at Valley Children’s. This year, the homebuilder will match every gift donation.
Members of the community can select an ornament off a tree at one of three welcome centers and buy a gift according to the category on the back of the ornament. Participants are encouraged to write their name, and community they live in, on the ornament and attach it to the present as a gift tag. Gifts should be returned unwrapped.
Locations: The Grove, 1148 E. Cordova Ave. in Clovis; Country Club Court, 2923 W. Cecil Ave. in Visalia; and Bella Vista, 21130 Lago Bello Lane in Friant.
Deadline: Dec. 16
What: Salvation Army’s Angel Tree
Details: Participants can adopt an angel from the office Christmas Tree then receive a name, gift request and clothing size to shop for. Gifts should range between $15 and $25. FresYes is also accepting monetary donations and will do the shopping for you. All gifts should be unwrapped and dropped back off at the office.
Location: 7785 N. Palm Ave. #108, Fresno
Deadline: Dec. 12
Guarantee Real Estate
What: Toys for Tots
Details: Seven Guarantee offices are drop off locations for new and unwrapped toys that will go to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots collection drive.
Locations: 1275 N. Willow Ave., Clovis; 180 W. Bullard Ave., Clovis; 6710 N. West Ave., Suite #108, Fresno; 756 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno; 3 River Park Place East, Fresno; 675 W. Nees Ave., Suite #107, Fresno; 1708 Tenth St., Reedley.
Deadline: Dec. 20
What: Toys for Tots
Details: Realty Concepts will have a drive-thru drop off event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at its northeast Fresno office. New, unwrapped toys can also be dropped off at the office during regular business hours
Location: 575 E. Alluvial Ave., Fresno.
Deadline: Dec. 15
If you want to give in other ways or find out who else you can help, check out my colleague Carmen George’s list of 50 ways you can give all year long.