Here at The Real Estate Group, we believe that there is no better way to kick off the holiday season than giving back to the community with our annual event supporting Edmarc Hospice for Children. Edmarc is the oldest pediatric hospice in the country and the work they do for children and their families is incredible. We hold their mission near and dear to our hearts. Edmarc offers support to children and their families battling illness year round. They are fierce advocates for those in their care. I was especially moved by the story of Peyton, a young girl with Mitochondrial Disease. With Edmarc’s services and care, families can focus more on enjoying fun activities and meaningful time together.
Over the years, TREG agents, staff, customers, clients, affiliates, and sponsors gather together to enjoy a movie, Santa and making a difference for families in our community. This year is different as we maintain social distance for everyone’s health and safety, but we do not have to be distant with giving our hearts and donations to Edmarc. During the holiday season, Edmarc blesses the families by taking care of details like gifts by carrying out ‘Santa Runs’ delivering toys and good cheer.
Their needs are great, and even more of a challenge in these times, so we present our Holiday Toy Drive & Holiday Food Basket. This link shares easy ways to give to Edmarc including toys and holiday food baskets. Plus, I invite you to consider volunteering with this fine organization. You can give the gift of your time and talents to the families they serve. There is something that everyone can do.
I invite you to join me in making a difference this holiday season for the families of Edmarc. You can GIVE in many ways. Edmarc has identified two main areas of need — holiday toys for children and teens, and food basket items.
Holiday Toys and Gifts for Children and Teens – TOY DRIVE DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 30th!
A downloadable Toy Drive List and Amazon Wish List have been created based on the letters to Santa from the Edmarc families. You can help Santa this holiday season and easily shop for these gifts and your purchases will be sent directly to Edmarc. Edmarc has noted that they sometimes struggle with items for teens. I invite you to consider contributing a teen appropriate gift.
Holiday Food Baskets
Edmarc has a need for holiday food baskets for the families they are serving. Both Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets are being requested this year. There is a food basket sponsorship form that you can download, and helpful links below.
You can shop on your own and drop off the food at Edmarc or you can use the local delivery services linked below.
The address for deliveries is:
Attn: Addi Clemens-Cooke
516 London Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
You can donate funds directly to Edmarc too!
A Joined Holiday Spirit of Giving
I want to personally wish you a joyous holiday season. Although I wish that I could celebrate with you in person as I normally do, I will join with you to spread holiday joy and provide for the immediate needs of Edmarc’s families. Giving is the spirit of the season. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.