The local real estate brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago found multiple ways to give back during this holiday season. Beginning in the fall, 20 BHHS Chicago offices began serving as toy donation sites for the Marine Corps’ beloved Toys for Tots charity: an effort which resulted in nearly 1,800 toys gifted to underprivileged Chicagoland children.
And now, the firm has announced that its philanthropic arm, the Kindness Foundation, has donated $75,000 to the Sunshine Kids Foundation. The national non-profit aims to support children undergoing cancer treatment. According to a press release, the funds were compiled from hundreds of contributions by agents and employees.
“It is our great privilege to grant The Sunshine Kids $75,000 this year to continue the exceptional work they do,” said Kindness Foundation chairman Joe Stacy. “Offering fun and enriching programming to kids who are going through a very challenging time is the definition of kindness. Time and again I am touched and humbled by the generosity of our agents and employees. On behalf of the fFoundation and myself, I thank them for their support and am so proud to call them my colleagues and friends.”
Additionally, this winter, agents from the BHHS Chicago Wheaton office organized a suburban Christmas parade featuring Santa’s sleigh. And prior to that, the Libertyville office oversaw the donation of 150 Thanksgiving meals to neighbors in need.