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Company launches backpack drive for foster kids

Prudential Network Realty is collecting backpacks and school supplies for Jacksonville children in foster care now through Friday, Aug. 6, in its 11th annual Backpack Challenge.  In 2009, the company collected 181 backpacks and supplies for children in grades kindergarten to 12.

 “A backpack filled with all the school supplies the children need is a wonderful gift and a great way to kick off a successful school year,” said Prudential Network Realty Founder, President, and CEO Linda H. Sherrer.  “We expect to collect more than 300 backpacks during the Backpack Challenge …it’s so rewarding.”

Backpacks and school supplies may be dropped off at the following Prudential Network Realty locations:

  • Arlington/Southside/Corporate Office, 4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475, Jacksonville
  • Avondale/Ortega Office, 3627 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville
  • Beaches Office, 375-1 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
  • Fleming Island/Orange Park Office, 3535 Highway 17, Suite 10, Fleming Island
  • Mandarin/St. Johns Office, 11576 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
  • Ponte Vedra Office, 1000 Sawgrass Village Dr., #101, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • San Marco/San Jose Office, 1936 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville
  • St. Augustine Office, 112 Sea Grove Main St., Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach

Backpacks should be labeled by grade and gender.  Suggested items to fill a backpack include lined paper, #2 pencils, blue, black and red pens, highlighters, crayons, erasers, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, rulers, blunt scissors, folders, 3-ring binders, 5-subject spiral notebooks, colored pencils, construction paper, and a pencil bag or pencil box.

Since 1988, Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer has led a team of more than 350 real estate professionals in eight branch offices in the buying and selling of residential property throughout Northeast Florida.  During the past decade, the company has sold more than

20,000 homes valued at more than $6 billion.  In 2008, Prudential Real Estate was ranked No. 1 in seller satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates

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