AUSTIN, TX - December 13, 2013 - HomeCity Real Estate took to the mall Friday to help adopt many of the unadopted Salvation Army Angels. After hearing on the radio that over 1,000 angels remained unadopted on the eve of the deadline for donations, the real estate agents and employees headed over to the nearest tree and adopted angels.
The Angel Tree is one of The Salvation Army's most prominent Christmas programs. Angel Tree was created in 1979 by The Salvation Army's Majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked in a Lynchburg, Virginia shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmas time. The name came from the Whites writing the childrens' gift wishes on Hallmark cards with angels that were then placed on a Christmas tree at the mall where shoppers could select children to help. During the first year, over 700 children had a Christmas wish fulfilled!
Here in Austin, over 200 locations including 2 shopping malls, corporations, churches, and organizations, host trees with angels for adoption. The local community helps support over 6,500 children each year in Travis and Williamson Counties. This year HomeCity Real Estate did their part, too! CEO Keith Dunham, pictured above, chose his angel. The marketing team, Karli Jaenike and Virginia Baker, pictured to the left, also participated. Several agents also visited their nearby mall and adopted angels.
HomeCity Real Estate’s commitment to community involvement is exemplified through its continued participation in community service events. HomeCity is also collecting non-perishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank at its at its office and events during the month of December.
If you would like to donate to the Salvation Army or the Angel Tree, you can find more information at http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/austin/programs-that-help/angel-tree/.
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HomeCity Real Estate is a technology based real estate company headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in 2000, HomeCity expanded to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2007 with more than 75 agents combined today. For more information, or to buy or sell a home in Austin or Dallas visit www.homecity.com.