The Westfield East office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently hosted a live auction and tricky tray event that raised approximately $20,000 to benefit local charities in Westfield and greater Union County through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares is the philanthropic arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York.

This was the 14th consecutive year that the Westfield East office has organized a large fundraising effort to help local communities. Some of the prizes included a jersey signed by Eli Manning, VIP tickets for ABC’s “The Chew,” a full-length mink coat, a Cape May getaway, a stay at Crystal Springs Resort, a Taste of Westfield restaurant package, and tickets for “Elf” on Broadway and “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

“We are proud to continue the tradition of giving back to our neighbors through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares,” said John Bradley, branch vice of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield East office. “Thank you to all the local business supporters and friends who shared the evening with us and made it such a resounding success.”

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Following the event, each of the charities that benefitted was invited to attend a weekly sales meeting at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield East office. At these meetings, the charities accepted their donations and shared how they would use the funds to give back to local communities.

The recipients that benefitted from this Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares fundraiser included the Westfield United Fund and the 200 Club of Union County, who each received $5,000. The latter donation was in honor of the late Michael Scott, who led the No. 1 Westfield East office as branch vice president for 14 years.

Additional recipients included the Westfield Food Pantry, Greater Plainfield Habitat for Humanity, FISH Hospitality Program and The Paul Jackson Fund; each received $2,500.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares’ primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations where Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has a presence. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares is a chapter of the Realogy Charitable Foundation, Inc. Since its inception in 2005, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares has given more than $1 million to charities supporting local communities, along with countless volunteer hours donated by sales associates affiliated with company.