William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts “Toys for Tots” to Support Local Children in the Community


Essex, Conn. (November 12, 2014) — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realtyplans to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by hosting a collection at the firm’s Essex brokerage starting now through December 7th.  Old Lyme agent Bob Berry’s son, Private First Class Jeff Berrry, is home from active duty for Thanksgiving, and will be in his dress blues outside of the Essex office on the Saturday after Thanksgiving collecting toys for the cause.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, in which new, unwrapped toys are collected and distributed as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children of that specific campaign’s local community.  The collections take place every year from October to December, and maintain the primary goal of delivering the message of hope to the future of our country through a new toy at Christmas.  

“We are humbled to be taking part in this wonderful local cause,” said Maureen Swarts, manager of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Essex Brokerage.  “Toys for Tots epitomizes what the spirit of the holiday season is all about—giving to others and spreading joy in the community.  We thank agent Bob Berry and his son for contributing, and can’t wait to see the outcome and positive impact our efforts have.”

This is the brokerage’s second year collecting Toys for Tots.  The firm welcomes all donations from now through December 7th.  For more information, please contact Maureen Swarts by email at mswarts@williampitt.com, or by phone at 860.767.7488.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division.  For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 15,000 sales associates located in 720 offices throughout the United States and 52 other countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Maureen Swarts

Regional Brokerage Manager



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