Rodeo Realty's Desiree Zuckerman and Comedian Russell Peters Team Up To Raise Money and Awareness for MS

One of the nations top realtors, Desiree Zuckerman, and global stand-up star Russell Peters are hosting a charity event to raise money and awareness for MS. The event will be held at Peters’ palatial 10,000 sq. ft. Malibu estate.

The exclusive charity open house will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Attendees will enjoy delicious food, raffle prizes, great music, clothing and jewelry shops, and complimentary yoga at sunset.

The invitation only event is Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 3 – 8 p.m. To inquire further, call 818.400.6548 or email

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. About 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States.

All proceeds raised at the charity event will help MS Focus continue providing for the critical needs of people with MS.



Earlier this month the Rodeo Realty, Northridge office adopted 3 families in need, Teresa Todd, Branch Manager had this to say, “The response this year was overwhelming!” The Northridge office has been involved with Hathaway-Sycamore “Adopt-A-Family” program for the past 8 years, which helps assist those working in the mental health and welfare fields for the last 112 years.

This year, the needs ranged from holiday dinners to decorated Christmas trees, and toys for the kids. Teresa went on to say, “One of the families did not have bedroom furniture, and a representative from LA Mortgage was able to donate a bed for the family.”

Thank you for the tremendous support, and a big thank you to all that participated this year.


The Northridge office was nice enough to provide information about the families adopted this year, which you can see below.



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Kathy Smiley hosted her “Big Brothers, Big Sisters ‘BIG STUFF’ Holiday Event” at the Westlake Village Rodeo Realty office, and from the looks of it the event was a great success! Kathy advertised the charity by sending out over 350 postcards to her farm and sphere; in addition she placed a notice on the front page of the Acorn real estate section, as well as posted fliers on Facebook and emailing e-cards. However, Kathy wanted a personal touch and went door-to-door within the 3-building office complex and personally met the business people in the area, and luckily many of them brought donations. The two-day event started Friday, Dec 11 and ended Saturday Dec 12 at 3:00 PM. The truck was positioned in the Rodeo Realty parking lot at 100 N. Westlake Blvd. with signs and flags displayed on both Westlake Blvd and Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Kathy estimated the value of the donation portion to “Big Brothers Big Sisters” to be around $750 – not bad for the first annual Westlake Village Rodeo Realty BBBS event. Congrats Kathy on a great turnout!


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Westlake Village Agent Carmen Mormino Receives A Tremendous Turnout For His 2nd Annual Holiday/Clothing Drive

Carmen Mormino of Rodeo Realty held his 2nd annual “Holiday Clothing/Toy Drive” on December 13th in Westlake Village.  All donations were dispersed to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, along with shelters in the area.  Carmen reports over 50 people donated toys to the cause, and their support is greatly appreciated.  Prior to the event, Carmen encouraged participants to donate items like clothing and/or toys to help those in need this holiday season. 
”I know, as a community, how fortunate we all are to live where we live, and live the life we do.  I feel that by doing this, we can possibly make this holiday a bit better for those in need.”
  Last year, the inaugural drive generated an overwhelming amount of donations, but luckily the chilly weather did not stop those from coming out to support Carmen and his cause.  Carmen, his wife Mary Lee, and daughters Mia and Lola made it even more of a festive turnout by having fresh baked cookies, coffee from Starbucks, and piping hot chocolate for patrons.  Carmen added, “The weather made it all the more special, and 
truly brought out the holiday spirit in all!”


Clarence Williams of Rodeo Realty to Host West Valley food Drive


Clarence Williams, a realtor with the Calabasas office, will be hosting a food drive for the upcoming holiday season to help benefit the West Valley Food Pantry.  The Food Pantry serves over 3,000 people a month in the area and provides over 26,000 meals in that time; this is due to groceries that are given to the pantry, as well as items that are purchased from the LA Food Bank.  Clarence is asking for help feeding those in need by donating any non-perishable food items during his benefit, volunteers can do so by leaving the items on their doorsteps, or by contacting him so that he can arrange to pick them up.  If anyone has any questions he can be reached at 818.667.2627 regarding the upcoming event date of December 15th.

Rodeo Realty Agent Wendy Dern Organizes Care Packages for the Troops

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“For The Troops” is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that sends “We Care” packages to our troops in harms way, throughout the year. The packages are sent to individual service people and include little things from home; from basic toiletries, decks of cards, snacks, personal letters written by volunteers in the community, other comforts, and more.  Candy is included in every one of the more than 2000 packages sent per month.  For the last 5 years I have sponsored a candy drive to help supply this wonderful organization with as much candy as I could.  This year was a very fulfilling year as I got another school participating, (bringing me to 4 schools: Nobel Charter Middle School, Topeka Charter SAS, Gridley Elementary, and Cleveland High School “for The Troops” Club) and support from agents in the Northridge office and my farm.  I collected almost 1000 lbs. of candy.  Syd generously offered to match “dollars for candy collected” and donated to “For The Troops” organization. 100% of all donations go to sending packages to the troops, either in contents or postage.


If any of our agents or readers is interested in volunteering the organization info is below:

For The Troops

P.O. Box 12

Simi Valley, Ca 93062

(805) 306-0830


Headquarters:  2960 Cochran  Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065

L.A Kitchen Revealing the Power of Food



Join Rodeo RealtyTBT foods by Tara & L.A. Kitchen at St. Vincent Meals on Wheels this fall to help transform fresh, nutritious, and locally sourced produce into healthy meals for low-income residents across Los Angeles. In Los Angeles alone, around 18 million pounds (9,000 tons) of food are disposed of every day. L.A. Kitchen’s mission is to reclaim healthy, local food that would otherwise go to waste, and use it to empower, nourish, and engage the community.

L.A. Kitchen will recruit Angelenos to volunteer in our commercial kitchen and processing hub, where they will help transform raw fruits and vegetables into nutritious meals and snacks. L.A. Kitchen volunteers will represent a wide cross section of our community, and we will specialize in providing intergenerational volunteers opportunities that engage both older adults and LAUSD students. Volunteers will work side-by- side with job trainee students and graduates, challenging traditional barriers that divide communities.

Working directly with local farmers and produce wholesale companies, LA Kitchen will collect fruits and vegetables that are unsalable due to cosmetic issues or lack of commercial demand. All donated and purchased food will be transformed into healthy meals, snacks, and food products by volunteers, students, and staff at  their health-code approved processing hub.

With a culinary program in the works,  on-staff social workers will focus on the needs of emancipated foster youth and older adults transitioning out of incarceration, and this unlikely and powerful pairing will both help reduce systemic patterns of recidivism, and reverse anticipated outcomes for foster youth with little transitional support. Throughout the 15-week training cycle, students will receive daily hands-on training from a certified culinary instructor, attend sessions on specialized techniques taught by local guest chefs, and intern with innovative industry professionals. Graduates will receive food handling certificates, job placement support, and continuing personal and professional support.



Rodeo Realty Gives Back For The Holidays

We Sponsored - Print 02This is the time of year where we all like to do a little more to support local communities. Rodeo Realty is involved in many philanthropic efforts throughout Southern California. Here are a few that our offices are participating in:

Rodeo Realty Brentwood Rodeo Realty will be donating money to feed needy families for a whole week through OPCC, a network of shelters and services for low-income and homeless youth, adults and families, battered women and their children and people living with mental illness.. That adds up to 3,750 meals! They will also be serving meals on Monday November 25.

Rodeo Realty Sunset Strip is hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for 40 kids on Thanksgiving Day at the Center’s PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS YOUTH in Hollywood.

Rodeo Realty Northridge supported the Hope Of The Valley Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Event and will also participate n the  Hope Of The Valley Rescue Mission Clothing Drive.

Rodeo Realty Northridge supports the Hathaway Sycamores Adopt A Family Program–They have been assigned three families in need to provide Christmas gifts, meals, trees, etc.

On December 8 Rodeo Realty will participate in the Walk of Ages Los Angeles to benefit the Jewish Home For The Aged. Rodeo Realty is the sponsor for the 15th year.

Rodeo Realty supports the Connections for Children Holiday Angels Program. They are having a Toy Drive from now through December 16th.

Rodeo Realty Wishes You And Your Family and Friends A Very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!