Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our Christmas Party!

It’s Christmas... It’s Christmas, that wonderful season, when children are good for a very good reason.  They’ve almost got wings sprouting out of their backs, and that’s when their guardian angels relax.   

Well the guardian angels could certainly take a break last Friday.  Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty had their Christmas party at the Beautiful venue of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.  For the last 10 years the REALTORS®, staff and owners of Horizon Realty participate in collecting cold hard cash and fund raising for the benefit of the Salvation Army Toys for Tots campaign.  Every year they step up to the plate at their annual Christmas Party, in a very big way. 

With the theme “Christmas in Paris” to inspire them, the party goers opened their hearts and wallets by buying draw tickets  for door prizes donated by Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty and Mortgage Alliance Homeline Mortgage.  

As well, they purchased extraordinary long stem roses from the Kelowna Rose Garden  and cigars that were generously donated by the Watson Brothers Real Estate Team. 

 In total $2,000 was raised!!  (rounded up from $1400 with an additional $600 graciously donated by the owners of Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty) I'm so proud of the crew I work with!!!

In addition to the party fund raising the REALTORS® involve their clients by pushing out invitations to participate with us for this worthy cause.  Other businesses like Turner Audi, and Montgomery Miles Law Offices have also joined in.  The front office of our Harvey location is getting full – but there is still time to help us make a difference in the lives of local families over the holidays so bring in your new, unwrapped toy before December 16th.  

In another complimentary effort, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty has partnered with the Kelowna Ten Thousand Villages for a designated shopping day on December 13th.  The Partnership program supports the “Fair Trade” philosophy,“helping to build a sustainable future” . Through Fair Trade, artisans receive the respect, dignity and hope that comes from working hard and earning fair value for their work.  When purchases are made at this store, proceeds skip the middle man and go back to the artisans and their families.   On the Partnership day – December 13th – 15% of the sales achieved will be shared with our charity of choice – the Salvation Army Toys for Tots”.  If you still have shopping to do – please consider doing it at Ten Thousand Villages in Burtch Plaza on Highway 97, on December 13th. Enjoy the exception selection of unique, artistic and practical gifts to choose from and the pride in knowing your dollars are helping to fill TWO very deserving needs.
Christmas giving – warms the heat - the soul
.... and can be fun too.

When the going gets "Tough"...just call me.

Susan Tough

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