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Christmas Party at Broward Partnership

December 2015
One of the GREAT partnerships the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors has the opportunity to be a part of is our ties to the Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.

For the better part of 10 Years, our Charitable Foundation has been helping make the Christmas Party at Broward Partnership a little bit brighter! John Castelli, BOD President (aka Santa) and Claudette Bruck (aka Mrs. Santa) presided over a fun filled afternoon of entertainment by Jesse, cookie decorating, snacks and of course gifts from Santa.

Every year the children at the BPHI at Christmas fill out requests to Santa. They expect a toy off the list and are each excited to hear their name 4 times - three toys and an outfit with a pair of shoes.

Mrs. Santa (Claudette Bruck) receives and fills every request to the letter. This year there were 46 children with 25 mothers present or expected who also received a nice gift from Bath&Body Works.

As you can see in the pictures, there were so many packages (all wrapped by Mrs. Santa and filling her home to the brim), it took a caravan of cars to deliver the gifts and then set up the gift parade of carts full of gifts and bikes with elves (Charitable Foundation Trustees and some family members) taking part while singing all the away to the Christmas room It is always a wonderful and heart-warming experience and John Castelli and Claudette Bruck are truly Santa and Mrs. Santa at heart! View Photos

Playground Ribbon Cutting

Feburary 2015
Through the great work of the Realtors Charitable Foundation of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors, the new playground for the Broward Partnership for the Homeless came into reality!

This playground replaced the aging playground that was first built in 2001, although through funds raised by the Realtors Charitable Foundation, and will provide displaced children whose families are receiving shelter and support from the Broward Partnership a place to play, laugh and smile!. View Photos

Toy Drive

December 2014
In the latest Realtor Meetup, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors helped collect toys for the Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc. and donations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America!

Thank you to all of those who attended this great event at the Blue Martini in Fort Lauderdale as well as a special thanks to our sponsors who made the event possible: Precision Home Inspectors and Supreme Title & Escrow, Inc.! View Photos


Charitable Foundation Auction

October 2014
RAGFL Charitable Foundation will be hosting an Auction Fundraiser to Replace the Childre's Playground at Broward partnership for the Homeless.

Charitable Foundation Fashion Show & Luncheon

January 2013
RAGFL Charitable Foundation will be hosting their Fashion Show and Luncheon on Thursday, February 7th at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. The event begins at 11:30AM. Local REALTORS will be walking the runway. Win a big screen TV, don't miss it.

Charitable Foundation Auction Fundraiser

August 2012
On Thursday, September 13, 2012 the Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale Charitable Foundation will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with their auction fundraiser event at the fabulous Living Room at the magnificent W Hotel Fort Lauderdale on Fort Lauderdale beach. There will be Chinese, silent and live auctions; music; appetizers and cocktails. This year an added bonus will be sponsor tables in the event area.

Luncheon and Fashion Show

January 2012
On Thursday, December 1st, the Charitable Foundation hosted a Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale. Funds from this successful event will be used to assist those in urgent need in our communities. Attendees enjoyed a festive luncheon before bidding on baskets full of unique and exciting items during a brief auction. Local real estate Agents and Brokers were the stars of this event, as they strut their stuff in fashions from Sondro Boutiques. Be sure to view the entertaining pictures. You will see a side to your friends and co-workers that you have not seen before. The Foundation sincerely thanks all who attended and made this memorable event possible. View Photos

Santa and Mrs. Claus go to the Broward Partnership for the Homeless

December 2011
This year, John Castelli (aka Santa Claus), Claudette Bruck (aka Mrs. Claus) and several Charitable Foundation Trustees participated in the 9th Annual Christmas Party for the children at Broward Partnership for the Homeless. This annual party took place at the Homeless Shelter on Saturday, December 17th. Santa made 29 children believe in him that day, and brought them joy for the holiday season. For the past 4 years, the Charitable Foundation has assisted Claudette Bruck (real estate Broker, Commissioner in Coral Springs, and Trustee) in hosting this party, which gives each child toys, clothes and shoes, as well as refreshments. Prior to this, Claudette hosted this event on her own. You can see by the pictures that it was a real “Here Comes Santa” moment. Photos | Video

Wheelchair Donation

December 2011
The Charitable Foundation received a request from a young man who had outgrown his wheelchair and had wished to be able to play wheelchair tennis. The 20 years old was injured in an automobile accident in 2008. Currently, he helps coach the basketball team at Cardinal Gibbons High School, where he was a star volleyball player. The modified wheelchair was delivered to him on Wednesday, January 4th. Please share the joy the Charitable Foundation Trustees felt when they saw Nick in his new chair. View Photos

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