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Gift Drive Donations at Laura's House

The holiday season was a bit brighter for the women and their children at Laura’s House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, thanks to the efforts of Orange County real estate agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

The agents organized a toy drive on the shelter’s behalf after hearing a speaker at a charity event describe the heartbreaking story of a young resident who had suffered at the hands of his abusive father.

"Our agents set up collection boxes at our nine Orange County offices, and donated the contents so Laura’s House residents could have some semblance of a traditional holiday season," said Wayne Woodyard, San Clemente and Monarch Beach branch manager, and Orange County resource manager for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

"Within a very short time, they collected an enormous amount of gift cards, household items, toys, women’s items, books, and electronics. It took two full carloads to transport it all, and it was worth it to see the look on the recipients’ faces when we delivered everything to them."

"We are so grateful for the generosity of the many Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties agents and staff who participated in this holiday gift drive," said Andrea McCallister, director of development and communications for Ladera Ranch-based Laura’s House. "Their wonderful spirit of philanthropy allowed us to share the spirit of the season and bring joy to so many."

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties proudly supports nearly 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices spanning the Central Coast to San Diego. In 2014, our expert agents assisted more than 12,000 customers in selling or buying a home, with a total closed volume of almost $12 billion.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., and a member of HSF Affiliates, LLC. For more information, visit To learn about career opportunities, call 858-523-4940. 

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