CAR assists with holiday toy and outerwear drive

Through Friday (Dec. 4), the Chicago Association of REALTORS (CAR) and its members are providing four drop-off locations for donations to the Advocates for Adolescent Mothers’ Holiday Toy and Outerwear Drive, benefitting Chicago’s homeless adolescent mothers and their children.

realtors_give_back_xmas_BLOGCAR is collecting new unwrapped toys for children 12 and under, although no stuffed animals will be accepted, for the nonprofit organization named Advocates for Adolescent Mothers. New or gently-used coats, scarves, hats and gloves are also being accepted at these locations:

  • CAR offices, 200 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 400;
  • Su Familia Real Estate, (attention Gaspar Flores, Jr.), 5417 S. Pulaski Road;
  • Midwest Lending Corporation (attention Coby Hakalir), 1732 W. Hubbard St., Second Floor; and
  • Inez Drayton, 7752 S. Greenwood Ave.

Advocates for Adolescent Mothers was founded in Chicago by Lillian Harris five years ago to help fight poverty, prevent child abuse, advocate against homelessness and support college education for young mothers. The organization is dedicated to giving young parents the tools, resources and support to prosper.

CAR logo 2015CAR Chief Executive Officer Ginger Downs and CAR Senior Executive Assistant Jay Turner will deliver donations to Advocates for Adolescent Mothers on Dec. 4.

(This blog post is one in a series of blog posts about charitable community work performed by local Illinois REALTORS® during the last six weeks of the year. To see all the stories in the series, search for “charitable giving.”)


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