For many families, there is no extra money for Christmas gifts this year. That’s why Valley real estate professionals are teaming up to raise money and toys for Homeward Bound, a nonprofit that helps families without homes create pathways out of poverty.
Michelle Noma, real estate agent with Corcoran Platinum Living, is hosting Socially Distant Santa Photos, a free event for children that will take place December 6, 2020 from 1pm – 4pm in front of the fountain on High Street in City North, located in Desert Ridge.
Noma encourages parents to reserve a time slot at desertridgeliving.com and bring an unwrapped toy or make a donation to help a child have a better Christmas this year through Homeward Bound. The public can also drop off toys by December 6th at Pioneer Title, located at 5355 E. High Street, Suite 131, which is located at City North in Desert Ridge.
“Working in real estate gives me the opportunity to help families secure the home of their dreams to grow and be loved and share wonderful memories together, especially during the holidays,” said Noma, an agent with Corcoran Platinum Living. “While not all families can afford a home right now, my hope is to raise awareness that many children in our own community will not even get a single gift this Christmas, so their donation will be appreciated and remembered for years to come.”
To reach her goal of 100 toys for Homeward Bound, Noma teamed up with Storybook Entertainment, Angie Sanich of Pioneer Title, and Kristie Varga of Sun West Mortgage, who are encouraging clients, colleagues, and friends to donate to the campaign.
“Corcoran Platinum Living is thrilled to support this wonderful giving campaign that is not only collecting toys for children in need, but also giving back by offering families free photos with Santa,” said Michelle Macklin, Corcoran Platinum Living co-founder. “There are many companies within the local real estate industry, and the partnership these ladies have shown reflects our values of giving back to our community and building strong relationships.”