4th Annual Santa and Light Up a Life fundraiser

Smiles were brought to the faces of more than 300 children through the San Diego Center for Children (SDCC) and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS). Thanks to a passionate effort between SDCC, the Carmel Valley Moms group and The Charitable Foundation of BHHS, over 300 toys and $2,500 in cash donations were collected at the 4th Annual Santa and Light Up a Life fundraiser on Dec. 11 at the Del Mar Plaza. This annual event was created by Monica Nash of Chaparro & Nash Real Estate Group of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services nearly five years ago, stemming from a deep passion to help children in need during the holiday season while bringing attention to the world-class, award-winning Del Mar Plaza.

According to Nash, “I wanted to bring Santa and a charity that would use 100 percent of their donations collected for kids. I love the Del Mar Plaza and it is the perfect spot for families to gather on Sundays for family time. My vision was to see families enjoying the holidays and music playing while they take photos with Santa and bring gifts for the kids in need. There is so much joy to be found in helping others, especially children. We are already planning next year’s event with SDCC, The Charitable Foundation of BHHS, The Carmel Valley Moms, along with our wonderful sponsors Il Fornaio, Farmer’s Insurance, Ballast Point, Keane Studios and our delightful Santa volunteers.”

Nash was recently recognized as the 2016 Women’s Council of Realtors’ “Realtor of the Year,” awarded for her success in real estate, positive attitude and always inspiring others.

For more information, please call|text Monica Nash at 760-672-2166 or Mary Chaparro at 619-884-4477.