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DIANE TURTON, REALTORS BEGINS ITS ANNUAL
TURTON GIVING TREE PROJECT
Diane Turton, Realtors launches campaign to benefit Salvation Army of Ocean County, Family and Children?s Services of Monmouth County and Bridges of Peace and Collect Toys and Gifts for Those in Need Locally And Beyond
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (October 29, 2008) -- Diane Turton, Realtors will sponsor for the fourth year in a row the Turton Giving Tree project. Starting November 1 and continuing through December 10, neighbors in communities around Monmouth and Ocean counties can contribute unwrapped toys, gifts, new clothing, sports gear and stuffed animals for those in need locally and beyond. Last year the campaign brought in over 1,300 gifts.
This year, the residential real estate firm has partnered with three charities, the Salvation Army of Ocean County and Family and Children?s Services in Monmouth County. And, for the first time in campaign history, Diane Turton, Realtors will extend their annual Giving Tree project internationally into war-torn lands through Bridges of Peace.
The Salvation Army grants wishes to local children and teens that may otherwise go without gifts. For 98 years, Family and Children?s Services has been reaching out and assisting poor working families in Monmouth County both during the holidays and throughout the year. Sayreville-based Bridges of Peace created the nationally-known ?Help a Child Through a Soldier? drive which collects stuffed toys and ships them to our servicemen in the mid-east who distribute them to children adversely affected by war. ?We our joining with our friends and neighbors to bring holiday joy to children in households facing tough times,? said Diane Turton, the real estate firm?s owner and broker of record. ?And we are also helping members of the United States military give children, who are victims of war and poverty, stuffed toys hand-delivered by our servicemen to aid in the establishment of peace in the mid-east.? Gifts collected by Diane Turton, Realtors agents, executives and the public are based on wishes gathered by The Salvation Army and Family and Children?s Services and the needs of Bridges of Peace. Items called for are represented by ornaments which hang from Turton Giving Trees in each of Diane Turton, Realtors 18 locations. Just before the holidays, gift contributions will be provided to the beneficiaries for distribution.
Captain Lorie Travaglino of The Salvation Army said, ?We are so grateful to Diane Turton, Realtors and Diane for having a vision of concern for those in our own community who find themselves in great need. We feel so honored that Diane Turton continues to support our work which includes distributing over 7000 toys to deserving children during the holidays.?
Diane Turton, Realtors and their beneficiaries recognize that charitable outreach can be a challenge during a time of economic downturn.
?Our view is that anything you can do for these children will make a difference in their lives,? said Linda Steele, the Family and Children?s Services director of development.
?We are honored and thrilled that Diane Turton, Realtors is taking on this mission to assist children who have suffered through a war and have so little,? said Diane Eleftheriades, founder and president of Bridges of Peace. ?Soldiers have sent us the message that they feel like Santa Claus when they share the gifts with Iraqi and Afghani children.?
Bridges of Peace started assisting soldiers who aid children in war torn regions during 2004. This year they will hold their first annual ?Jersey Shore Jam? benefit concert on Sunday, November 23. The Concert will be held at The Headliner Club, 21 and over, in Neptune from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Artists signed to date for the concert include Gary US Bonds, Bob Burger, Jody Joseph & The Average Joes, Boccigalupe and the Bad Boys, The Intentions and more. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/45515. Concert goers are invited to bring a stuffed toy for the ?Help a Child Through a Soldier? drive.
Contributing Gifts to the Turton Giving Tree Project In each of Diane Turton, Realtors? 18 locations, which stretch from Rumson to Beach Haven, there will be Turton Giving Tree. Diane Turton invites all those interested in contributing into their local office to pick an ornament from the tree, purchase an item and affix the ornament to the unwrapped gift. Bring the unwrapped gift to the local sales office and place it under the tree.
Contact your local Diane Turton, Realtors office for more information:
Avon-By-The-Sea, 500 Main Street (732) 774-0246
Bay Head, 516 Main Avenue (732) 295-9700
Beach Haven, LBI, 217 North Bay Avenue (609) 492-7000
Brick, 478 Brick Boulevard (732) 920-9559
Lacey, 535 Lacey Road, Forked River (609) 693-7040
Lavallette, 1404 Grand Central Avenue (732) 793-2600
Manahawkin, 511 Route 72 East (609) 489-0750
Ocean Grove, 45 Main Avenue (732) 775-2774
Ocean Township, 810 Deal Road at Route 35 (732) 695-2223
Point Pleasant Beach, 630 1/2 Arnold Avenue (732) 295-0018
Point Pleasant, 2204 Bridge Avenue (732) 295-9600
Rumson, 8 West River Road (732) 530-6686
Sea Girt, 512 Washington Boulevard (732) 974-8700
Spring Lake, 1216 Third Avenue (732) 449-4441
Surf City, LBI, 2017 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 361-6600
Toms River, 1338 Hooper Avenue (732) 244-7776
Wall, 2383 Highway 34 South, Manasquan (732) 292-1400
### About Diane Turton, Realtors
Founded in 1986, Diane Turton, Realtors is a full-service real estate company serving Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey and southeastern Florida. The firm provides a full range of financial service including home mortgages, property and casualty insurance, title insurance and more. The company?s web site is www.dianeturton.com and toll-free number is 1-877-DTURTON
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