Loan Market Supports a ‘Little Ray of Giving’
Loan Market brokers in VIC and NSW collected more than 200 gifts for underprivileged kids as part of Ray White’s ‘Little Ray of Giving’ charity program.
In the second consecutive year of driving gift donations during the holiday period, Loan Market brokers were given gift suggestions and then brought the presents to the NSW and VIC Loan Market broker christmas parties held last week.
Loan Market NSW State Manager Michael Karpathakis said he was extremely proud of his team of brokers and the Ray White network for supporting a charity program that would benefit children that are less fortunate over Christmas.
“We’re thrilled to help our Ray White business partners and their ‘Little Ray of Giving’ program as it is a meaningful way we can give back to the community and hopefully put some smiles on the faces of those who are doing it tough this Christmas,” Mr Karpathakis said.
“We used our most recent PD days to communicate what these charities were asking for and for brokers to bring something to our Christmas party. Of the 90 brokers that attended the NSW party last week, each brought a gift. I’m so proud to see my team supporting this initiative so strongly,” he said.
A Ray White office, Ray White Allambie Heights, has run this programme for six years. In 2012, the network adopted the campaign and 100 offices ran it locally in its first year.
Recipients of the many gifts included young people in hospitals, disadvantaged children and disabled children.
Mr Karpathakis said gifts ranged from stuffed animals, clothes and various toys. The gifts were collected by a local Rotary and then given to the Salvation Army who would deliver the gifts to children.
In Victoria over 100 presents were dropped off to the Kmart Wishing Tree, an initiative by the Salvation Army. Loan Market Victoria State Manager Paul Henry said the gifts were from brokers, corporate staff and lender partners.
“Support for this cause came from everyone and putting over 100 gifts under the Kmart wishing tree was a rewarding feeling,” Mr Henry said.