Charity Events

Our agency and agents are involved in numerous charities. These charity events span from the Christmas Toy Drive, to the agency's stand in Light The Night, to an agent's generous contribution to the Staten Island Zoo.

Found 20 blog entries about Charity Events.

It's not uncommon that you'll see one of our agents in the news. Victoria Droumbakis is gala Chairperson for the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS). 

This week the SIMHS held a breakfast at LiGreci's Staaten to celebrate this year's School Reading Volunteer program. 

"The reading program has over 200 volunteers, spread across 25 Staten Island elementary schools....Each volunteer received three books of various reading levels to bring with them when they begin visiting schools."

What separates this program from others is it's one-on-one attention between volunteer and child.

Victoria has said, "Getting involved in my community is something that I think is very important, I try to give back wherever I can. As a board member of the

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Yesterday, October 1st, one of our agents, Francine Gilberto, attended the Staten Island Health and Wellness Expo at the Hilton Garden Inn. where the Jewish Community Center (JCC) announced Tobacco Free Staten Island. The TFSI is dedicated to promote a healthy, tobacco-free norm where Staten Islanders live, work and play. JCC also has been the home to Reality Check for almost 15 years; Reality Check meets weekly and "is a teen-led adult supported program working across New York State. Youth are equipped with the knowledge to combat the industry and take a stance on issues concerning them."

The TFSI and Reality Check have 4 aspects in which they are taking action in: Point of Sale, Tobacco-Free Outdoors, Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing and Smoke Free

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If you are looking for free kids entertainment at the park this weekend then visit Westerleigh Park.  Bounded by Maine, Springfield, Neal Dow, and Willard avenues --Westerleigh Park was donated to the City of Staten Island in 1907.  Tom Crimmins Realty has organized and sponsored a Birthday Bash to celebrate on Saturday September 12 from noon til' 3.  All are welcome to this FREE event with music by Patrick (a kids one-man band), food, drinks, ice-cream and giveaways.  There will also be face-painting and costume characters.  Come and enjoy!

Rain Date -  Sunday, September 13.

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Tom Crimmins Realty Toy Drive

Tom Crimmins Realty ends 2014 by giving back to the community by donating toys to Catholic Youth Organization and Police Officer Rocco Laurie Foundation. Over 800 toys were donated this year, toys were also distributed to PS 48. 

It is truly heartwarming to see how many people give back to those who are struggling during this time of the year. It is important to be thankful for those of us who are more fortunate than others.

CYO's mission is to provide recreational, cultural and spiritual activities to the young people of the Archdiocese of New York. The Police Officer Rocco Lauri Foundation is in memory of 23 year old officer who was assassinated in 1972.

Here at Tom Crimmins Realty, we help support non-profit organizations in trying to do

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Tom Crimmins Realty Staten Island Realtors Toy Drive 2014On December 4th 2014, the team Realtors to the Heroes of Tom Crimmins Realty held its annual toy drive. This year, the special event was held at Flanagan’s Tavern. Flanagan’s is located on Amboy Road in the Great Kills section of Staten Island.

Tom Crimmins Realty recently opened its second office, located at 282 Nelson Ave in the Great Kills area of Staten Island. We strive to not only provide excellent service to our clients, but to give back to our communities. This year’s Realtor to the Heroes toy drive is for the Police Officer Rocco Laurie Foundation. The foundation has annual scholarships for junior high school students and participates in outreach endeavors.

The event held at Flanagan’s garnered hundreds of toys, mostly donated by active &

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Although it seems too early to start preparing for Christmas, it is soon upon us!

We have started our Toy Drive and are asking for any donations. The past toy drives were sponsored by the CYO. Last drive produced over 500 toys and were distributed mainly to the community. Majority of the toys were given to an afterschool program, Physical Fitness and Wellness Program, and children in Port Richmond.

This year, all toys will go to the CYO for further distribution to various needy organizations.

Tom Crimmins Realty will be accepting donations, you can drop off toys at our 304 Manor Road office in Westerleigh. 

Please share with family and friends!

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Staten Islanders are making a difference in a charitable way for a topic and concern that seems taboo at times. September is Suicide Prevention Month and local Staten Island businesses are hosting events where proceeds go to support American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide.

Silver Lake Golf Course had an outing on September 10th called "Strokes for Life," which Tom Crimmins Realty gave a generous donation.

'Guitars for Life' Featured Artists:

"E" Wynter Carnavalle Scott Lobadio" Mary Lombardi Gerald Massa Kwue Molly Ed Mulligan Dave O'Donnell" Megan Padovano Robert Padovano Brian Profilio Rooster Susan Sullivan

"The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a national nonprofit

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"today's writers...tomorrow's leaders"

Alas, the Tom Crimmins Realty 5th Grade Essay Contest has ended!

Students were asked: To what extent will the St. George Ferris Wheel impact the Staten Island community? Support all answers with either three major benefits or disadvantages.

Over 500 essays were submitted and read. Our young writers varied in listing benefits and disadvantages of the 625 feet tall St. George Ferris Wheel and side attractions that will follow. Benefits ranged from new job opportunities like handymen, tour guides, chefs and waiters in local restaurants to a boom in St. George real estate market to the wheel's efficient energy usage. Some disadvantages extended from lose of parking spaces, littering and finally to an idea of

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Last year, the Island was struck by Hurricane Sandy; unfortunately many of our friends and families lost their homes and belongings. CYO hosted the "Christmas Toy Drive" for those affected and Tom Crimmins Realty, with many of our friends, helped support. This year makes no difference. 

On behalf of the Director of Catholic Charities of Staten Island, Joe Panepinto, his assistant Michael spoke about this year's drive.

The drive produced over 500 toys and were distributed mainly to the community. Majority of the toys were given to an afterschool program, Physical Fitness and Wellness Program, and children in Port Richmond.

"People are especially generous this time of year," said Michael. "We counted a lot of our donations from Continental

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Staten Island Spooktacular
Tom, Ryan and Suzanne Crimmins (left to right)

Staten Island Zoo had a fun and fright filled weekend with their sold out Spooktacular. Some attractions included a doll house and Transylvania tour. Tom Crimmins Realty's very own Tom Delese had hosted a souvenir family portrait booth which was inspired by a pop-up Halloween card. All money and donations that were raised were given to the zoo.

"I bought six Halloween cards to get an idea from," said Delese. "I wanted something that I wanted to step into. I wanted to step into a graveyard."

The idea originated nine years ago when Delese, a former toy and industrial designer, worked at the Staten Island Advance. The Advance offered Spooktacular keychains and newspaper as

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