"The vision of our Community Service Day is to rally all of our agents to create both a macro and micro effort of giving back," said Gretchen Pearson, CEO of the Prudential California Realty, Pearson Properties.
"Volunteering in our communities is crucial to bringing people, businesses, and needs together, so we close our offices for one day to make a positive influence on the communities that we serve," she said.
In Pleasanton, Realtors Karla Brown and Steve Fast said they will be distributing over 500 bags for the Alameda County Food bank for Oakland and Pleasanton.
"Everyone in the First Street office here in Pleasanton and in Livermore and San Ramon is volunteering their time for these great causes," Brown said.
The Alameda County Community Food Bank is a hub of a vast collection and distribution networks that provide food for 275 nonprofit agencies in Alameda County.
Other organizations being supported on Community Service Day and the offices that will be volunteering their time are:
* Hosanna Ranch, a foster home providing emergency, short-term and long-term housing for children (San Ramon and Castro Valley offices).
* McHenry House, which empowers homeless families and individuals toward self-sufficiency (Tracy office).
* Habitat for Humanity and the Los Banos Art Council, the office will assist in refurbishing a building that was purchased by the Los Banos Art Council (Los Banos office).
* Buenas Vidas Youth Ranch, which is a residence for sexually exploited children and offers healing, guidance and support to get them back on track (Livermore office).
* Fat Kitty City, a one-of-a-kind sanctuary on a 20 acre, tree-studded natural environment in Northern California and is operated by the Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund Inc., which is dedicated to ending needless animal suffering, through spaying, neutering, socializing, adopting and other aggressive approaches (El Dorado Hills office).
* Rossmoor Lions Club supporting the hearing and sight impaired (Walnut Creek Tice Valley office).
* Friends of Pleasant Hill Creeks, a group of concerned people who work together to promote clean, healthy creeks, and Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden, a demonstration garden at the Pleasant Hill Education Center using healthy organic practices, water conservation and create a wildlife habitat (Pleasant Hill office).
* Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a volunteer-driven home improvement store that accepts and resells new and gently used building materials, appliances and furniture to the general public at a fraction of their normal retail price. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco to fund the construction of homes in San Francisco, Marin and the Peninsula. (Redwood City office).
* Veterans of Foreign War Post 10789 of Brentwood (Brentwood, Oakley and Discovery Bay).
* San Francisco SafeHouse, a residential center for women leaving prostitution that gives them the opportunity to heal and to transform their lives (San Francisco office).
* OneWarmCoat, benefiting St. Vincent de Paul, which gathers coats during the fall to give to those in need in time for winter (Orinda).
For more information, visit Prudential California Realty's website at www.pruca.com or call 249-1600.
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