At a $25 million home in La Jolla, the San Diego real estate community held a fundraiser benefiting military families Dec. 4 to celebrate the holiday season and the spirit of giving back.
More than 150 realtors and their guests from across San Diego County collected toys and gift cards for families of the men and women who serve our country to fill the “Holiday House.” More than $7,000 in toys were collected for the event, plus nearly $5,000 was raised in monetary donations.
All donations are being distributed to Operation Homefront by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors Ambassadors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by SDAR to benefit communities in need. Operation Homefront, founded shortly after 9/11 to meet the needs of military families in San Diego, helps with everything from emergency food, car repairs, furniture, and other unlimited services and resources.
“Our mission at the Ambassadors Foundation of the Greater Association of Realtors (SDAR) is to strengthen our community,” said 2020 SDAR President Carla Farley. “As realtors and community ambassadors, we believe in supporting others, especially during the holidays. This is why we are proud to partner with Operation Homefront again this year with our Holiday House Charity Drive to directly help military families in our community."
The Holiday House location was 6089 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, a Zen-inspired architectural home on over 3.5 acres in one of San Diego’s most prestigious enclaves. On the market for $25 million, it features Japanese gardens, breathtaking city views, a chef’s kitchen, tiered cinema, fitness center, yoga studio and an exceptional master suite. Resort-caliber amenities include two pools, a loggia with a bar and grill, grassy baseball field, tennis and basketball courts.
Major sponsors of Holiday House included Homebridge, Finance of America Mortgage, and Ethan Allen, with additional support from FBC Mortgage, Hawthorn & Albatross, Homes.com, State Farm Insurance, and IRAR Trust Company. For more information about Operation Homefront, visit operationhomefront.org.