Surrey, B.C. – Each Christmas, 4,000 children from low income families eagerly anticipate receiving gifts donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau, but last year, more than 900 teenagers were left empty-handed. When the team at Sutton - Premier Realty discovered this sad fact, they decided to “bring on the balls”–specifically balls for soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball and other sports. They issued an industry-wide challenge and their team alone delivered 260 balls to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
When the charity’s staff and volunteers opened their receiving bay doors to find the massive collection of sports gear, one of them exclaimed: “I can’t believe how many balls you guys managed to bring in! That is amazing! Soccer balls are flying off the shelves this year especially.”
This donation of sports equipment is worth approximately $1,800 and will bring countless hours of fun and fitness to hundreds of young people. REALTORS®, Brokers and staff at Sutton - Premier Realty personally contributed to purchase the balls and they are pleased to report that a few members of the public also stopped by with donations.
Managing Broker Sadaf Baig notes that the Surrey Christmas Bureau is still looking for donations for kids eight years of age and older. The drop off location is 6878 King George Highway in Surrey. It is not too late for people to get into the spirit to make the holidays brighter for those less fortunate.
Over the past several years, Sutton - Premier Realty has raised more than $30,000 to provide food, toys and other gifts to lower income people. Last year, they delivered holiday joy to 15 families including 25 children.
Sutton is a 100% Canadian-owned and operated company with more than 8,000 REALTORS® in over 200 offices nationwide. To find out more about Sutton, visit www.sutton.com. To learn more about Sutton Spirit, visit www.suttonspirit.com.
Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. Contact:
Sandra Vujatovic - 604-691-1689
Sutton - Premier Realty Inc. Contact:
Manny Sraw - 604-581-8400 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadaf Baig - 604-581-8400 - email@example.com