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Ms. Wolf also collects monetary donations to support the hospital. In 2009, the ice cream party raised $800 along with two vans full of toys and gifts for the children. In addition, CBRB Cares recently donated $3,000 to Children’s National Medical Center.

  • Lindsay Reishman Real Estate plans community activities in the District all year long, such as an Easter egg hunt and free outdoor movies in the summer. For the past three years, Mr. Reishman has organized a free soccer clinic for children.
  • Brandon Green, president of Brandon Green Cos., a team under Keller Williams Capital Properties in the District, has partnered with Up with People to organize community-service projects that help students throughout the District. Mr. Green and Up with People, along with Keller Williams Capital Properties staff members and their families, participated in local service projects with Serve DC in October.
  • Skip and Debbie Singleton, owners of DC Living Real Estate in the District, started the DC Design House project in 2008 to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), which provides more than $50 million every year in uncompensated medical care to area children. Mr. and Mrs. Singleton raised $100,000 in 2008, $100,000 in 2009 and more than $200,000 in 2010 through their Design House event. In each case, the Realtors renovated a home and gave local interior designers a chance to showcase their talents. The Singletons plan to continue their Design House project and support of CNMC annually.

The next DC Design House will be at the home of the late Janice W. Goldsten, a philanthropist who hosted many events at 3134 Ellicott St. NW. The Design House will be open to the public April 9 through May 8, after it has been decorated by local designers.

  • Fall Properties in Falls Church partnered with Bethany House of Northern Virginia and Joseph’s Coat to provide Thanksgiving dinners and also is providing Christmas dinners to 30 women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence. Fall Properties has reached out to its customers and community to gather grocery donations and grocery-store gift cards for Bethany House and, in return, has provided donors with a reusable grocery bag.