Carrington Carlsbad Agents Give Back by Hosting Food Drives in their Local Communities


Last month the REALTORs® of the Carlsbad Carrington Real Estate Services office got into the spirit of giving back during the holiday season! Heidi DeBerry & Wendy Sykes teamed up in Carlsbad, and Deanna Walls tackled the La Costa area, hosting food drives to collect bags of food to donate to the local food banks.

“Straight from the Heart” is not only a statement, but a passion for REALTORs® Heidi DeBerry and Wendy Sykes. Their passion for giving back is exemplified by their strong desire to help the less fortunate and those in need. Each quarter of the year this dynamic duo supports a charitable cause with the assistance of the community. The local community has been hugely responsive, donating over 1000 pounds and 100 bags of food to the Community Resource Center in November. Food Programs Coordinator Angel Flores said this was the largest contribution the Community Resource Center has received from a single donation, and a record number of needy recipients benefited from Heidi and Wendy’s efforts. “We believe that giving back is our key to success,” said Heidi.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Deanna Walls decided to give back to her community as well, hosting her very first food drive. Along with her husband and three boys, she dropped off bags to 180 homes in the La Costa Knolls and Parkside neighborhoods surrounding their own home. A week later they collected 262 pounds of food in their little red wagon. Walls commented, “I was amazed at how full some of the neighbors packed their bags and overwhelmed with a feeling of warmth and appreciation.” Walls is part of the Hadley Home Team in the Carrington Carlsbad office, known for their dedication to giving back to the community. Next year Walls would like to double the homes they visit, and quadruple the amount of food. “I’m gonna need a bigger wagon!” she said.

Carrington could not be prouder to have agents on their team who share the company’s passion for giving back. Agents who choose to bring the community together to make a difference are truly the agents with the greatest success stories to share!