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November 21, 2012
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage kicks off annual Toys for Tots campaign

TAHOE CITY, Calif. - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will celebrate its 26th consecutive year as a participant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Campaign. Along with the four Tahoe-Truckee Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices, many local businesses will serve as toy collection stations for new, unwrapped toys from now until Dec. 14. Coldwell Banker's goal this year is to collect 1,500 toys for local children in need. The Truckee toy distribution will take place at various agencies and dates. Please visit the Toys for Tots website to obtain distribution information."I am proud to be involved coordinating this year's Toys for Tots Campaign once again together with the Coldwell Banker team and our Tahoe and Truckee local businesses and organizations who continue to give so graciously," said Elaine Durazo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "It couldn't happen without them. Please come out to one of the scheduled events and have fun while helping our less fortunate children in need."Community parties announcedThe public is invited to attend any one of the four Toys for Tots community parties outlined below. Entry to the event will be a donation of a new unwrapped toy for a newborn child up to 17-years-old. For children ages 13-17, suggested items might include books, school supplies, make up, science projects, soccer balls and nets, board games, curling irons, blow dryers, backpacks, etc. You can also offer a monetary donation for entry with checks payable to Toys for Tots Tahoe-Truckee.The first event will be held Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m. at Sunnyside Resort and Lodge, 1850 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Free appetizers, desserts, cocoa, and refreshments will be served. Santa will be present for photos and hand out candy canes. The second party will be held on Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m. (adults only) at Rosie's Caf, 571 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Discounted appetizers and cocktails will be offered. There will be card and board games to play throughout the evening. Contact Rosie's at 530-583-8504. The third event will be held on Dec. 10 at Zano's Family Italian & Pizzeria, 11401 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 530-587-7411. Enjoy live music, pizza, salads, candy canes, cocoa, and desserts. Santa will be present for photos. This event is in conjunction with The Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce. The fourth party will be held on Dec. 12, 5:30-8 p.m. at The River Ranch Lodge, Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road, 530-583-4264. Discounted appetizers, free s'mores, cookies and, cocoa will be served, along with half price on dinners and $3 cocktails. The North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will perform.In addition, Moody's Bistro in Truckee will give each customer one drink and or a dessert with every toy donated for Toys for Tots throughout the campaign.For more information or questions about gift ideas contact Durazo at 530-581-8888 or elaine.durazo@cbnorcal.com.About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage in Northern California and serves the markets from Monterey to Tahoe and nearly every market in between. Visit www.CaliforniaMoves.com or call 925-275-3085.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 21, 2012 07:13PM Published Nov 21, 2012 07:07PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.