Donations for the Century 21 Energy Realty food drive to support the Salvation Army sit underneath their office Christmas tree. (Supplied Photo)

Quesnel’s Century 21 crew help bring holiday cheer to homes in need

The real estate company ran a successful holiday food drive for the Salvation Army

Century 21 Energy Realty’s first food drive was a great success.

The initiative was organized by Micayla Prestone, who works in administration for Century 21 Energy Realty’s Quesnel branch. Prestone and her coworkers wanted to give back to the community, so they approached the Salvation Army and inquired about what they could do to best help those in need.

“We wanted to do something for the community that has been so welcoming to us,” said Prestone. “We want to support the community here and show that we care. So we approached the Salvation Army.”

The Salvation Army informed Prestone that organizing a food drive would be the best way for the company to help, so that is what they did.

The Century 21 squad teamed up with the Quesnel Downtown Association, which hosts a friendly challenge each year during the holiday season, along with the South Quesnel Business Association and West Quesnel Business Association to see who can collect the most donations for the Salvation Army.

The food drive ran from Nov. 15 to Dec. 16.

Prestone said that as this was the first year the company has been involved with a food drive, it was a “bit of a learning experience but a huge success” and that they will definitely be participating again next, and they expect their efforts to be “bigger and better.”

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