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From November 23rd, to December 4th, we organized the collection of monetary and dry good donations for the charitable Mustard Seed Food Drive!

We simply asked our followers and clients to let us know if they wanted us to come by and safely pick up food donations from their doorstep, but also suggested they choose to make a monetary donation this year, and to like, follow, and share our campaign amongst their friends to spread the word! Needless to say, it paid off, and we even gave away an amazing prize to the winner of our December 5th draw for #TwelveDaysOfGivingBack!

Using FundRazr, an online tool that allows folks to donate directly to the organization, we created a social campaign that ran for two weeks. The realtors at our downtown and Oak Bay offices helped with cross-promotion, and now we are so proud to announce that in total we raised $7,147.00 and 88.4 lbs of food to give back to those in need in our community this year!

Now, this campaign actually also forms part of an annual Oak Bay Business Association friendly competition between the Realty offices. Though not all the offices participated this year, those who did worked hard to bring in donations! This effort, in addition to 513.3 lbs of food donations from the public directly to the Mustard Seed resulted in a grand total of $18,647.00 and 758.3 lbs of food pouring in.

We feel very proud of what was achieved, especially in a year that has been as hard and tough on most folks as any year can be. We look forward to doing even better next year, and hope you'll help us give back more!