December 22, 2010 what an amazing day! We wanted to give something back to the amazing little community of River Springs in Coquitlam British Columbia where we not do a lot of business but also where we like to do our Real Estate business. We had heard there was an urgent appeal for help from area Food Banks for help
My team got together and we came up with this great idea to organize a Food Bank Drive for the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam SHARE Society Food Bank. On Monday we taped a note to every single mailbox in River Springs (500 homes) asking homeowners to expect us and if they were not home to leave a bag with the note attached to it, we would be back on Wednesday morning till early afternoon.
My team mates are my wife Teodora Leaf and my Buyer's Agent Justin Wagner, we also garned the help of our children, Olivia & Madeline Leaf and two of their friends, Kamiko & Kiyomi Hoover.
Surprisingly, we found many more people home then we had expected. The real story was the high number of bags that were left at the door with the note stapled to it. There were some very large donations, large bags, boxes of tin foods, etc.! In 3 hours we had been to every single door in River Springs and filled a van and a SUV with 975 lbs of food!
The people of Coquitlam's River Springs neighborhood are amazingly giving, thank you! thank you! thank you! A very Merry Christmas to all who reside there, the true meaning of Christmas is evident in this Coquitlam neighborhood!