The Kip Center ERA Justin Realty 2013 Starfish holiday wreath. Pictured L to R Ilene Harpuder, Karen Kelly, Glenn Elliot, Carol D. Calamari, Rosemarie Zembryski, James Dagistanli, Matthew Dagistanli, Fara Espandi, Jennifer Darby Metzger and Julia Dagistanli. Cathy Vick not pictured.
ERA Justin Realty Participates in Kip Center Holiday Festival
Rutherford, New Jersey: It was just fall, but within a wink and a blink a chill is now in the air, the malls are all decked out with holiday displays, shoppers are out and about and it’s also beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Rutherford’s Kip Center, the areas recreation and nutritional citizen center, where area residents enjoy daily activities and lunch programs. Holiday trees, decorative wreaths have brought much cheer to the Kip Center located at 55 Kip Avenue for its annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths, as well as much needed donations.
Holiday displays abound with participants who were as busy as holiday elves getting ready for the upcoming Kip Center drawing, when dozens of decorated trees and wreaths will be given to winners through their annual holiday drawing. The event helps raise needed donations used to fund the varied activities at the center.
Assisting in the creation of the ERA Justin Realty 2013 Starfish holiday wreath was Ilene Harpuder, Karen Kelly, Glenn Elliot, Carol D. Calamari, Rosemarie Zembryski, James Dagistanli, Matthew Dagistanli, Fara Espandi, Julia Dagistanli, Jennifer Darby Metzger and Cathy Vick.
Cathy Vick and Rosemarie Zembryski of ERA Justin Realty are the firm’s coordinators for their 2013 charitable event, and recently presented the unique theme wreath designed with special selected beach shells, starfish and much love. They said, “Our wreath submission is part of our ERA Starfish Project, our effort to make a difference in our community one person at a time. In order to reach a wide range of individuals and spread our spirit, we dedicate our time to a wide range of charities. We feel that one person making a difference to another can lead to many people making a difference in society. We all have the opportunity to help create positive change. You might not be able to change the entire world, but at least you can change a small part of it, for someone. Our focus is to bring financial benefits to the Kip Center fundraiser. We’re happy to report that our past entries have been cited by the Kip Center as ‘Most Creative In the Business Category,’ for past years.”
Ron Darby, ERA Justin Realty broker co-owner said, “Our Starfish Project started with an old passage. ‘An old man walks along a beach and sees a young boy throwing something into the water. As he approaches he sees hundreds of starfish lining the beach, washed in from the tide. The young boy is rushing around throwing the starfish back into the water one by one. The old man asks why he bothers, it’s pointless. There are too many starfish to help them all. As he flings a starfish deep into the water, the young boy replies, It mattered to that one.’ Tis the season for giving. By helping the Kip Center raise money with ERA Justin Realty’s donation of our Starfish holiday wreath and others you are helping that one or many in the community. Stop by the Kip Center for a chance to win! It’s always a win-win situation locally and you will be helping our area seniors immensely. Contact the Kip Center for details on their charitable drawing.”