Truckee Tahoe Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate announces second annual ‘Giving Day’ |

Truckee Tahoe Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate announces second annual ‘Giving Day’

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate-Mason McDuffie offices throughout Northern California and Nevada will hold its second annual Giving Day.”This event will be held company wide on Saturday, March 5,” said Kathy Ollerton, director of Charities and Training for Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate-Mason McDuffie. “Every one of our 36 offices has been tasked with choosing a project in which everyone can participate, and that will take four hours or more to complete.” There are more than 2,000 agents at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate-Mason McDuffie, a California and Nevada real estate firm. Each branch office has selected a community service project to perform and complete on March 5. The projects have willing volunteers and a modest budget. “On this corporate day of giving, it is our goal to have 100 percent participation of agents and employees through the giving of time or treasure,” Ollerton said. “There is huge power and energy when people come together. Our mission is to find local organizations that will benefit from that focus.” The company will be working on projects that include cleaning, painting and “sprucing up” a community facility, planting a garden, helping at a local family shelter, or senior center, helping a school in need and more.Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Truckee/Tahoe offices will be running two community service projects. The Tahoe City branch is coordinating a food drive for Project MANA from Feb. 25 until March 4. There will be barrels for food collection located at the doors of Safeway and Save Mart in Tahoe City. This project works to serve the continuing need in the community. Stop by with extra food from your kitchen, or take a moment to pick up some extra items in the grocery store while shopping. On March 5, Giving Day, agents, employees and family will bag the food for distribution to the needy.The Truckee office will support the Tahoe Women Services by re-painting numerous rooms within a safe house to make it a brighter place for the women and children they serve. If you would like to help support or get involved in either of these projects please contact Maureen O’Keefe at 530-412-1280 or Alan Harry at 530-448-3027.The company is encouraging their real estate agents and employees to bring in another person to the “The Giving Day.” This is the second Giving Day in the company’s history, and they plan to continue this annual tradition.- Submitted to

Founded in 1887 as Mason-McDuffie Real Estate and transitioning to the Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate name in 2010, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is a leading innovator of real estate technology solutions to its agents and clients in California and Nevada.The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers. They handled more than 7,600 transactions and generated $2.8 billion in sales in 2009. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is an independently owned and operated member of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The organization comprises more than 2,000 agents in 36 offices.