Cranston, RI– August 27, 2012 – Real Estate Agent Mark DeCosta of RE/MAX 1st Choice, located at 980 Reservoir Avenue, turned his idea of having a typical neighborhood summer block party into a full-blown fundraising event this past June by throwing a disco themed gathering at his home in Coventry, which raised $4,154 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital. More than 150 neighbors and friends attended the fundraiser in traditional disco garb. The event was complete with a raffle, dancing, food and beverages, a bake sale run by his 7 year-old daughter and her friends, and of course featured an oversized glittery disco ball.
“Our initial goal was to raise $2,500 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and I’m so pleased that we exceeded our original expectations,” said Mark DeCosta. “We all immensely enjoyed organizing and planning this event and we’ve already begun planning next year’s fundraiser which we’ve themed “Rockin’ Through the Ages” and will feature live bands.”
“We are extremely proud of Dan and everyone at RE/MAX 1st Choice who helped create this fundraiser,” said Dan Breault, Executive Vice President and Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England.” At RE/MAX, we are strong proponents of giving back and are so proud to have our people support great organizations like Hasbro Children’s Hospital.”
“Giving back to the community is incredibly important and it is through fundraisers, like the one Mark organized, and other donations our Agents make for every completed home sale they have that we are able to support deserving organizations such as the Children’s Miracle Network,” said Rob Scaralia, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX 1st Choice.
The $4,154 that was raised will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, which provides comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick children each year.