Challenge Issued... Challenge Accepted!

I opened my email this morning to find a message from my office with the subject line, "Realtor Food Bank Challenge".  Apparently, my brokerage (and a few others in downtown's west-end) have been publicly challenged by Mark McClean from Bosley Real Estate Ltd. to a food drive for the Parkdale Community Food Bank (check out the video above).  What's my personal reaction to the challenge?  I think it's a brilliant idea (good on ya', Mark!) and I humbly accept.

Rising to this challenge is going to take some help though...  And I'm looking for you, my loyal readers, to pitch in if you can.  We're looking to collect as many non-perishable food items as we can before Wednesday, August 10th.  You can drop them off at my brokerage (905 King Street West, at King & Strachan) or I can swing by and pick them up from wherever's most convenient for you.

Give me a shout and we'll sort it out.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

A bit of background...

On July 15th, the Parkdale Community Food Bank posted on their website, "The Parkdale Community Food Bank is facing a major financial shortfall and is now at risk of closing next month.  Currently the need is far outpacing the food banks very limited resources, with financial donations coming up short. The food bank is now appealing to the community for any help possible to keep its doors open. The food bank must raise $100,000 to ensure it will stay open until well into next year..."  (Read the full article on their website here).