Those who are looking for ways to help their fellow man over the festive season can drop off toys, books, stationary supplies and children’s clothing at their local participating RE/MAX office as part of the annual RE/MAX National Toy & Book Collection. At the end of January 2022, the donations will be dropped off at various local charities and children’s organisations across the country.
Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says that this campaign is always well received by the RE/MAX network who greatly look forward to being able to help their local communities each year. “I would just like to thank all the participating RE/MAX Offices as well as all the members of the public who regularly give towards this worthy cause. My hope is that this year will be no different and that we will have many carloads full of donations to give away to children in need across the country,” says Goslett.
RE/MAX associates and members of the public are encouraged to do an annual spring clean of their children’s closets and drop off any unused items at their nearest RE/MAX Office. “As a bonus, this is also a great way to make room for the many new toys and items children are bound to receive over the festive season,” Goslett remarks.
Those who are unable to donate are encouraged to find other ways to give back this festive season. “If money is a bit tight, there are always a host of volunteer opportunities available to those who are willing to lend a helping hand. As area experts, local real estate professionals often know about community projects and campaigns to support, so getting in touch with them could be a good place to start,” he recommends.
However you choose to give back this festive season, RE/MAX of Southern Africa wishes all South Africans a happy and safe festive season ahead. “Let’s all stay safe as we gather together in our homes to spend quality time with friends and loved ones in a responsible way,” Goslett concludes.
Writer : Kayla Ferguson