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Zephyr Real Estate Continues Annual Food and Toy Drive Tradition

December 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This year, more than ever, the need is enormous to provide for those in dire straits. So many disasters, natural and otherwise, have converged across the country, and particularly throughout our state, creating a huge number of people in need of a helping hand. Zephyr Real Estate is again placing food and toy collection barrels in all its offices throughout San Francisco and Marin to amass goods for a hopeful holiday season.

While shopping this year, everyone is encouraged to purchase a few extra food items and a toy or two, and deliver these items to one of Zephyr’s designated containers. Food items will be delivered to the San Francisco and Marin County Food Bank, while toys and games will be donated to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program.

Non-perishable food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, soup, chili, beans, cereal, peanut butter (no glass containers please), and granola bars are needed. Cash and gift cards may be donated only at the Food Bank, but they are always welcome, particularly since the Food Bank’s buying power is almost 6:1 over individual shoppers

“Distributing nearly a million pounds of food every week always feels more urgent during November and December – when we strive to ensure that everyone in our community can enjoy the simple pleasure of a festive, nourishing holiday meal,” wrote Paul Ash, Executive Director, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. “We believe that Food For All should be a motto that the entire country adopts.”

The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program is the largest firefighter toy give-away in the United States. This group delivers hundreds of thousands of toys to thousands of children, especially during the holidays but throughout the year as well. The San Francisco Firefighters have special campaigns this year for ethnic dolls and cultural books (details on the website). Also recommended are games, stuffed animals, baby items (bottles, rattles and blankets), sports gear, craft items, iPods, game systems and toy trucks.

Toys will be picked up Thursday, December 20; food donations will be collected beginning Tuesday, January 15.

“The need is greater than ever, but we know that Bay Area people have big hearts, a willingness to give and a desire to help others,” remarked Randall Kostick, President and CEO of Zephyr. “Join us in making a difference. All our holiday celebrations will be better for it.”

About Zephyr Real EstateFounded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s No. 1 independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 350 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco; and the regional luxury real estate affiliation, the Artisan Group. Zephyr has nine locations across San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and San Mateo Counties and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/26c47cfb-cc5e-48e4-8543-c08183f07d90

Contact: Melody Foster Zephyr Real Estate San Francisco, CA 415.426.3203 melodyfoster@zephyrsf.com

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