Capital Area REALTORS® gives to several charities

realtors_give_back_xmas_blog_2016The Capital Area REALTORS® collected more than $4,000 in money and toys for donations to the Springfield Art Association’s Edwards Place and the Central Illinois Foodbank’s Kids Café, while providing Christmas gifts to a number of area foster children at its holiday party.

Edwards Place received nearly $3,000 and several dozen toys were given to the Central Illinois Foodbank’s Kids Café.

Capital Area officers include: President John Klemm (Sangamon Realty in Springfield), President-Elect Ed Mahoney (RE/MAX Professionals in Springfield), Secretary/Treasurer Kristie DeBrun (Campo Realty in Pawnee) and West Central Branch President Dena Turner (Century 21 Tucker-Swanson, Inc. in Galesburg). Dan Sale is the association executive.

(This is the ninth in a series about the charitable community work performed by local Illinois REALTOR® associations and local offices during the last two months of the year. Previous stories were about the Quad City, the Northwestern Illinois, the Champaign CountySouthwestern IllinoisRockford and Egyptian associations, as well as the Chicago YPN and the RE/MAX Traders Unlimited office in Peoria. To share a story idea, contact