LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help make the holiday season brighter for disadvantaged families, East Bay mortgage banker, Landmark Mortgage Group, in conjunction with the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, recently spearheaded a Toys for Tots drive at the historic Vine Cinema in downtown Livermore. Nearly 200 community guests attended and were treated to a private showing of The Polar Express, given Christmas tree ornaments and provided with photo opportunities with representatives from the fire department in return for their generous donations.
"Our wonderful guests filled several large boxes with new toys that we know will bring much happiness to many families in need during this holiday season," added event-organizer and Landmark co-founder, Tony Russo. "The fire department and The Vine Cinema were a great help in making this happen."
The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy children that will teach them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. The organization strives to unite all members of local communities in a common cause during the final three months of each year through toy collection drives in order to contribute to stronger communities in the future.
Landmark will continue to accept new, unwrapped toys for children ages 2-12 at their 6800 Koll Center Parkway #100 Pleasanton or 1859 First Street Livermore offices through December 23rd. For more information on the Toys for Tots program, to donate online or to find your local drive coordinator, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
About Landmark Mortgage Group
Landmark Mortgage Group is a mortgage banking firm specializing in residential lending with offices in Pleasanton, Livermore, Brentwood and Santa Cruz. Pleasanton Weekly recently named Landmark "Best Mortgage Company" in Pleasanton in their annual Reader's Choice Awards. Loan programs available through the direct mortgage lender include conventional, jumbo, FHA, VA and reverse mortgage products. http://www.lmglending.com
About Opes Advisors
Opes Advisors is a premier financial advisory firm that provides integrated personal finance services encompassing stocks, bonds, real estate and real estate financing. Opes Advisors was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as the #1 ranked "Best Place to Work" in the Bay Area for medium-sized companies. Locations include Los Gatos, Marin, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Mateo, San Francisco, Sonoma and Eugene, Oregon. http://www.opesadvisors.com
SOURCE Landmark Mortgage Group