There were fun and frolics at the Living Realty head office Saturday as the company held its first ever Children’s Christmas Party.
In a break from the usual hustle and bustle of a busy brokerage, the doors were opened to children of staff and friends, and a range of games and activities were prepared for the little visitors. Among the entertaining diversions were Christmas crafts, pizza and popcorn, face painting, various games, and a balloon twister, whose creative limits seemed to extend as far as the children’s imaginations.
Of course, the highlight for guests young and old was a visit from the man himself, Santa. Nestled in his comfy chair alongside the Living Realty Christmas tree, Santa spent time with all the girls and boys who came and had unique presents for each of them – making it a truly memorable party for all involved.
The party benefitted more than just the children who visited, however. As part of Living Realty’s festive toy drive, party guests were asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to contribute to the growing donation box. The toy drive has been launched to support the Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain appeal, with donation boxes set up at all of Living Realty’s GTA branch locations. There has already been a wonderful response to the toy drive, but the donations received from the children at the Christmas party felt extra special.
Broker of Record Kelvin Wong summed up the fun and pride on display: “We have so many young families in the company that a Christmas party for the kids felt like the perfect reason to get together. It was wonderful to see so many happy faces and we are glad we could make a difference to both the children who visited our head office and those who will benefit from the toy drive.”
“We are delighted with the response to the toy drive and were thrilled to see an overflowing donation box at the end of Saturday’s party. The toys will be donated to children in Ontario so we’re helping our friends and neighbours to have a happy time during the holidays. If anyone else who wishes to donate to the toy drive, we encourage to call into any of our branch locations, where our staff will happily assist you.”
To donate to the Living Realty Toy Drive, you can call in at any of our Greater Toronto Area branch locations. Simply bring a new, unopened and unwrapped toy or gift to any of our branch offices. Our locations are generally open until 9:00 pm on weekdays; for exact hours, contact the branch:
Markham – 8 Steelcase Rd West (Woodbine/Steeles)
North Markham – 735 Markland St, #12 & #13 (Woodbine/Major Mackenzie)
Downtown Toronto – 7 Hayden Street (Yonge/Bloor)
Mississauga – 1177 Central Parkway W, Suite 32 (Mavis / Burnhamthorpe)
North York – 685 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 501 (Bayview/Sheppard)