On Saturday October 6th agents, staff and managers of the Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate Brokerage joined together with several charitable organizations for their 11th Annual Community Service Day Fair. Together with the Friends and Family Community Connection, Real Living Lifestyles employees, agents, and hundreds of volunteers packed 60,000 meals. This outstanding goal was accomplished in just 3 hours!
Steve Rodgers, President/CEO/Co-Owner of Real Living Lifestyles, said “Together we packed 60,000 meals and touched people locally and globally from young to old. Gotta love that! It truly takes a full team effort to have the success we had this weekend. Thank you to all who helped make our 11th annual Community Service Day possible.”
According to David Moya of The Carmel Valley Life, “Real Living Lifestyles does more than just sell homes and provide great customer service. They strongly believe in giving back to the community and making the communities around them better. This past weekend Real Living Lifestyles hosted their Community Service Day Fair in the parking lot of the Torrey Hills Shopping Center. The event was nothing short of amazing, and really showed the community of Carmel Valley coming together for a greater good!”
“Our Community Service Day Fair just keeps getting better every year. We reach out to various local, national and international charities to see how we might help them make a difference in San Diego County,” said Donna Niksich, Director of Operations and Event Coordinator. It is a real joy to reach out to these organizations and bring all of these people together to serve those in need.”
Another very satisfied participant, Lee Zook of Leez PJ’s For Kids, commented, “They did it again! Real Living Lifestyles Community Service Day Fair was again a great success for Leez PJ’s 4 Kids. This is the 3rd year we have been invited to participate in this terrific event. The pajamas we received and the donations to buy more pj’s, will be included in the holiday celebration for the children of Solutions for Change in Vista.”
Other booths at the Community Service Day Fair includedHelen Woodward Animal Center who collected pet food and learned about adopting pets; Red Nose Run 3-5K sign up to benefit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Semper Fi Charity; Rady’s Children’s Hospital who collected crayons, games, coloring books; and Community Resource Center who collected non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Another contributor was Ed Engle of AMS Property Management along with the Torrey Hills Center merchants, who allowed the event to be held in their parking lot.
Phil Harris, founder of Friends and Family Community Connection stated, “We had the honor and privilege of partnering with Real Living Lifestyles for the 3rd year in a row, to host FFCC’s 42nd food packaging event. RLL staff and employees along with 100’s of community volunteers have packaged and distributed 133,000 meals to families and children in need both locally and internationally to places like Haiti and Tanzania, Africa. At $.25 cents a meal, RLL has contributed $32,500 to purchase the bulk food ingredients of rice, soy, vegetables and vitamins that make up these 6 serving non-perishable meals. Thank you RLL for your commitment to care for the hungry in San Diego and to provide life-giving food to children in need around the world. Hundreds of children around the world have food and hope because of RLL’s heart and investment. Your legacy marches on!”
Mark Loscher, COO and Co-Owner of Real Living Lifestyles said, “We are very proud of the results and how we came together to give back to our community and to those in need. After all, our work is not about houses, it’s about people.”