In their ongoing philanthropic efforts to give back to the community, Halstead Property’s Helping Hands gathered more than 4,000 coats in their New York City and New Jersey offices in conjunction with New York Cares’ 2015 Coat Drive, the company announced. The agency was the No. 1 real estate corporate donor in New York City in 2015 and the #2 corporate donor overall.
“We congratulate our agents on the monumental success of the New York Cares Coat Drive. With so many homeless people needing a warm coat, we are proud of Agents for coming together to make a difference in our communities,” says Sara Rotter, Executive Director of Sales of the Downtown Offices for Halstead. Rotter is the co-leader of Halstead Helping Hands together with John Wollberg, Executive Director of Sales for Halstead’s Park Avenue office.
The firm adopted a multi-tiered strategy to gather as many coats as possible by having donation boxes in the majority of their storefront offices throughout the city and New Jersey as well as in their managed buildings, a targeted email campaign to the 1,300 Agents and their customers, and building postcards to encourage residents to donate. Halstead partnered with Scanio Movers to coordinate pickups of the coats to ensure a timely delivery to New York Cares and the deserving recipients.
To have a strong focus on community initiatives and nonprofit causes for its 1,300 agents throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, Halstead Helping Hands identifies local initiatives or charities that are in need of help and open the opportunity up throughout the firm.
With the Helping Hands initiative this year, Agents in New York City and New Jersey worked with New York Cares, the city’s largest volunteer management organization, on its 27th Annual Coat Drive; the Hamptons offices collected for Toys for Tots; and those in Connecticut worked with Inspirica on its Holiday Gift Collection. One of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut, Inspirica delivered 5,000 personalized, wrapped gifts to 2,500 children in Fairfield County, and beyond. Halstead agents in Connecticut once again supported this crucial initiative in order to help struggling families have a chance to enjoy the holiday season.
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