Realtors team up for holiday effort


The San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) and the real estate community have launched a holiday effort to help San Diego’s children, military, homeless, and senior citizens. Special events, including a kickoff held on Nov. 1, are being hosted at the recently listed home for sale, dubbed “Holiday House,” at 5204 Chelsea St.

The house will also be the location of the month-long event’s Donation Celebration party on 3 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Guests are invited to help fill the house with a variety of goods that will be donated to 11 charities benefiting San Diego’s community.

Donations will be accepted at SDAR’s Holiday House on that day, as well as area drop-off centers located throughout San Diego County until Dec. 8, including Coldwell Banker’s La Jolla office on 930 Prospect St.

Charities benefiting from the Holiday House include: Adopt-A-Classroom, Becky’s House, Homefront San Diego, It’s All About the Kids, Marine Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, San Diego Armed Services YMCA, San Diego Center for Children, San Diego Food Bank, Second Chance, and West Senior Wellness Center. Visit to learn about the charities.

The Donovan’s family of restaurants is sponsoring the Holiday House and Bridget’s Blooms, Flemings and Sushi on the Rock are sponsoring the events.

To volunteer for the Holiday House or become a sponsor, visit and click on the Holiday House graphic, or call (858) 715-8000.