The valued customers of Prudential Team Realty once again stepped up to provide a special Christmas to the residents of Prospect Park Living Center. Residents are each adopted by a Prudential customer without knowing their names. The gifts are purchased and wrapped by the adopters and dropped off at Prudential during their annual wine-and- cheese especially for this event. The office quickly fills with wrapped gifts and the feeling of a job well-done.
This has been an amazingly successful event for everyone for the past six years. Residents look forward to the coming of Christmas and the opening of their special gifts. Jean Novak coordinates what the residents want or need with Gerald Mayo and Renee Blancq at Prudential Team Realty each year. Most requests are modest, and typically something to keep them warm, like socks, sweaters, sweatshirts.
“We do get the occasional ‘red lipstick’ and jewelry requests every year, which has to make you smile,” said organizers.
This year, they added some “beauty treatments” and haircuts to the list of items that could be provided as something special and extra for the residents. Nothing makes you feel more beautiful than a new top, some jewelry, perm and new nails.
“With the difficult times that our country has been facing recently, the gratitude of doing something special for residents right here in Estes Park is very special and very rewarding,” said Mayo. “You don’t have to go very far to change the world. Sometimes, just a smile shared with someone else will make their day better. Merry Christmas.”