ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals recently announced they will be collaborating with ERA Real Estate and other ERA affiliated brokerages across the country to join together to collect holiday gifts for children in need.

The campaign will run through Friday, Dec. 6, and is part of ERA Real Estate’s national Giving Tuesday campaign that will work in tandem with the national non-profit organization Toys For Tots.

ERA Team VP will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at all ERA Team VP offices through Dec. 6. All donations will be distributed to local children. Offices are located in Mayville; Jamestown; Ellicottville; Yorkshire; Bradford, Pa. and Warren, Pa.

Established in 1947, Toys for Tots is the U.S. Marine Corps’ premiere community action program. A national program with a local touch, the charity has local toy collection and distribution programs in most major market areas and all 50 states. For more than 70 years it has distributed an annual average of 18 million toys to seven million children-in-need.

“For many families, they must choose between buying gifts and paying bills,” said Bill Soffel, broker/owner of ERA Team VP. “We are always looking for ways to give back to our local community and we want to ensure that every child experiences the joy of opening a gift this holiday season.”

“Our team is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful initiative this holiday season,” said Rachael Wiley-Steffen, chief operating officer of ERA Team VP. “We’re also offering a fun incentive for our community to donate. Those who donate will be entered to win two tickets to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown!”