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Acts of Kindness
Douglas Elliman Bayside gives back to local kids
BY QNS STAFF
A local real estate company gave back to
the Queens community last month during
a holiday celebration to remember.
On Dec. 17, Douglas Elliman Bayside
celebrated its annual community service
event. Filled with the holiday spirit, every
agent and staff member in the offi ce participated
in bringing toys and dinner to
more than 100 children at the Children’s
Community Services in Jamaica.
“It was the highlight of our holiday season,”
said Donna Reardon, branch manager
of Douglas Elliman Bayside. “It was
such a joyous occasion, and to see such
appreciation from the children and their
parents was so great. It was just an amazing
In addition to dinner and toys, families
were given hats, gloves, socks, toiletries
and a $25 Target gift card. At one point,
even Santa made an appearance.
It’s the third year the branch has organized
the give-back event and according
to Reardon, each year it “gets bigger and
bigger and better and better.”
Douglas Elliman Bayside will give
back again during the warmer months
with their mid-summer luau to support
homeless children and families before
the start of the school year. Th e branch
plans to donate new school supplies
and clothes to those in need during the
“Everyone likes to go back to school
with something new,” Reardon said.
Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman Bayside
In preparation for the event, Douglas
Elliman is accepting donated gift cards
and new or unworn clothing for schoolaged
children. Its offi ces are located at
36-29 Bell Blvd., Bayside.
Douglas Elliman gives back during the holiday season.
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