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Local real estate firm collecting gifts for underprivileged kids
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EXIT Realty, located at 1768 E. Mitchell Road in Ceres, is collecting gifts at their Christmas tree for underprivileged kids in the Ceres area. Names may be plucked off the tree for which a person then buys a gift for Christmas. The deadline is participate is Friday. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

For the third consecutive year, EXIT Realty Consultants is teaming up with the Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children to brighten the holidays for local kids with its Christmas "Giving Tree."

"This year the tree will feature 100 names of local children, identified by the Partnership, with gift wishes for Christmas," said Kris Klair, broker and owner of EXIT Realty Consultants. "We're asking anyone from the surrounding communities to help brighten the holidays for these kids by sponsoring a child and fulfilling their wishes."

Last year, the local real estate office featured 80 names on the tree and aim to surpass that number this year.

The name tags, shaped in stars, features the first name, age, sex and Christmas wish of the child. Sponsors may select one or more names during normal office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at any EXIT Realty Consultants location- from Ceres, Turlock, and Modesto to Manteca.

Gifts must be returned to any office, unwrapped with the tags attached to the appropriate gifts by Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Gifts may range anywhere from toys to clothes and age ranges from infants on up.

The gifts will be delivered to the Partnership where they are wrapped and will be distributed by Santa himself on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Ceres Community Center.

For more information about EXIT Realty Consultants, call 554-5252. EXIT Realty is located at 1768 E. Mitchell Rd.