‘Tis the Season (almost) and M & M Cares

Century 21 M & M Real Estate Coats for Kids

The leaves are starting to fall, the wind is cold, and rain is in the forecast…it is that time of year and many of us are starting to think about gift giving and the holidays. This weather also means that the homeless are not only hungry–they are cold, lonely and oftentimes sick.

The Modesto Bee reports that the Modesto Gospel Mission is seeing an increase in the number of people lining up per month for a bag of food and a box of used clothing from 3000 per month to 4000 per month. And, Interfaith Ministries has geared up this year to serve 12,000 low-income people this year at its food pantry, a 25% increase over last year.

Juana Dement, Tracy REA, with Angie Pernado (left) who donated four coats to kick off our Coat for Kids drive.

As you all know, M & M Cares has kicked off the Channel 10 Coats for Kids campaign with a contest. For each coat you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of three cash prizes provided by Century 21 M & M Real Estate; $1000, $250 & $100. (Employee’s and their families, Independent Contractors or Affiliates of PVI, PSI, or Century 21 M&M are not eligible)

Company wide, Century 21 M & M and Associates are committed to the goal of 2500 Coats for Kids. This means reaching out to family, friends and local businesses, asking for donations and encouraging everyone to participate.

Century 21 M & M Real Estate has 20 conveniently located offices in Northern California; Clovis, Dixon, Escalon, Fairfield, Green Valley, Livingston, Lodi, Los Banos, Madera, Merced, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Rio Vista, Stockton, Tracy, Turlock, Vacaville and West Sacramento.

John Melo, CEO of Century 21 M & M Real Estate is challenging all agents and staff, to not only donate coats, but to “Pay it Forward” during this 2009 Holiday Season. Here are a few ideas:

  • Donating clothing, books and household items to Goodwill, Salvation Army, The Hope Chest, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity.
  • Donate cash, blankets, warm clothing and non-perishable food to your local Missions.
  • VolunteerMatch.org, helps you find non-profit organizations that need volunteers in your communities.
  • DonorsChoose.org, an online charity connecting you to classrooms in need, you can choose a school in your community.
  • Purchase gifts items from non-profit organizations that, in turn, use the proceeds to benefit people in need; cancer patients, prisoner families, foster kids, etc.

Besides Coats for Kids, we know that many of Century 21 M & M Real Estate agents and staff are already giving back to their communities and we would like to share your stories. So, start writing, we want details…who, what, when, where and why!

Please email any comments or suggestion to newsandviews@c21mm.com, or just leave a comment below. Century 21 M & M Real Estate looks forward to sharing heart-warming stories during this season of giving, reflection and celebration.

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40 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season (almost) and M & M Cares

  1. All of us are very excited about participating in the Coats for Kids program. We look forward to meeting or exceeding our goal. The Stockton office is 100% behind this!!

  2. Thanks again for always keeping us connected with opportunities to support our communities. Let’s come together to keep kids warm!

  3. We fully support the Coats for Kids program and we’re very proud that our company, Century 21 M&M, is sponsoring such a worth charity!

  4. Fairfield & Green Valley C 21 M&M offices kicks off Coats for Kids with 6 new coats donated by agents and clients already. Always exciting to participate in community activities.

  5. Fairfield & Green Valley C21 M&M agents & clients kick off Coats 4 Kids w/6 coats already. Exitement abounds!

  6. Coats for Kids is one of the most important donations we can make this season! Many families have been hit hard with unemployment and are struggling just to feed their families. I am going to ask all my friends, family and clients for a donation.

  7. We are kicking off this event in the Los Banos, Merced and Livingston offices this week!!! We are excited to support such a GREAT cause!!!!!

  8. I am proud to be a part of this great program, look forward to meeting anyone who stops by the Vacaville office to drop off a donation. A warm coat for kids is like giving them a HUG with a kiss on top! Thanks to all who participate. Cindi Robbins, REALTOR

  9. Nancy V. Parksion November 2, 2009 — 4:24 pm

    I am going to get involved in the Coats for kids program. I feel this is very important and hope all of us at Century 21 M&M in Madera will donate many coats to keep kids warm!

  10. Coats for kids is a great way to give back to others less fortunate then yourself. Time to clean out the closets and keep a child warm this winter. C 21 M & M will make it happen.

  11. “Coats for Kids” is one of many ways Century 21 M&M supports our community. I am very honored to be associated with a company that cares so much for our neighbors and friends. Please show your support by participating with us in “Coats for Kids”.

  12. “Coats for Kids is one of the ways Century 21 M&M suppourts our community. I am honored to be associated with a company that cares so much for our neighbors and friends. Please show your support by participating with us in “Coats for Kids”.

  13. Here at the 605 Standiford Office in Modesto, our agents and staff are gearing up for this worthwile event. we are decorating our Front Desk area with coats and flyers. Agents and staff are committed to exceeding our office and company goals!!!!!

  14. where do we drop off coats?

    1. At the office please 🙂 and thank you

  15. Coats for Kids is a fantastic program that truly helps not just “the” community, but “OUR” community! Lets pull together and really make a difference! Go Century 21 M & M !!!

  16. It is always humbling to help kids in need. With just a simple donation of a coat, kids will be warm this winter.

  17. Santiago Salcido November 2, 2009 — 6:43 pm

    Participating in this kind of events and seen the suport that Century 21 does, motivates people. Lets get it together and help others!!!

  18. Our office is excited to help make it a warmer winter for less fortunate kids in the Lodi area. This program compliments what we have done for years with the Adopt-a-Child, Christmas toys program.

  19. I have been involved with coats for kids in the
    past. It is one of the most humbeling experiences
    you will ever have, to see a child’s face light
    up with a new coat. So “PLEASE” let’s all get behind
    this drive and make it happen for as many children
    as possible. I am very proud to be a part of the
    C21 M &M team.

  20. Will be dropping my family donation off at the Fairfield Office. Having the kids participate with the shopping for others, trying to teach them early to give to those less fortunate!

  21. Century 21 has always been a leader, M&M innovative. I’m proud to be a part of this company and look forward to exceeding the goals set for our office. I’ve already posted information on our community forum. Central Valley children are always some of the hardest hit in tough times; let’s keep them warm this year. Together, We Can – We Will!

  22. Even if you don’t have the money or the time to buy a coat and donate it, you can at least give a monetary donation that is within your means. These kids really need these coats.

  23. Everyone in the Clovis office is excited to be
    part of this wonderful program. Let’s kick up our
    boots and get our horses running, so that M&M
    will exceed their goal of 2500 coats this year!

  24. Please help the little ones let’s ALL help out.

  25. The kids really do need our help. With Century 21 M&M leading the way, lets all of us who care contribute now.

  26. Elizabeth Vieira November 3, 2009 — 4:57 am

    Its a great way to help our local communities!

  27. Once again Century 21 M&M is helping our community. I will be happy to support Coats for Kids.

  28. Lets keep the kids warm this winter. Please donate what you can.

  29. What a great opportunity to put our team work together and help out such a wonderful cause. That’s what makes C21 M&M so Awesome!

  30. The holiday season is all about the “KIDS”! We are more than happy to particapte here in MERCED.

  31. The Holiday Season is all about the “KIDS”! We are more than happy to participate here in MERCED!

  32. I am proud to be associated with Century 21 M&M. It’s exiting to think about the impact our company will have on the community, participating in The Coats for Kids program this year! 20 Northern California Offices, 700 Real Estate Agents, Clients, Friends, and Family, together we will help many kids stay warm this winter!

  33. What a GREAT cause! Let’s get the word out and help some people in need! 🙂

  34. I fully support the Coats for Kids program, and have been asking all my friends and family to donate. I can’t bear the thought of children being cold this winter, and will do all I can to help. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to reach out to those in need.

  35. This is great. Every child deserves to be warm. Keep up the great work Century 21 M&M.

  36. Every Contribution counts! This time of year is about helping others in need….

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  38. Coats For Kids is outstanding. It’s one amongst many efforts that we need to do in order to help elevate and sustain our very own. I am deeply moved by the contributions made by our C21MM team and it just goes to once again, show me how a team motivated to go in the right direction can achieve.

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