Local Realtors® Team Up With Mortgage Company to Help Homeless and At-Risk Teens

— Michele Watson

LOVES PARK, Ill. / June 3, 2019 – Weichert, Realtors® – Tovar Properties and Draper Kramer Mortgage Corp. is excited to kick-off its first-ever Backpack and School Supplies donation drive this month to help teenage students in Illinois.
The public is invited to come out and support the backpack and school supplies drive on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Weichert® affiliate, located at 5812 East Drive in Loves Park.
The collected items – including monetary contributions – will be donated to Just Breathe 815, a local non-profit organization that provides clothing, meals, toiletries and sports equipment for homeless and at-risk teens in Illinois.
Area residents who drop by the Loves Park-based real estate agency to support the drive can also enjoy free ice cream, courtesy of Draper Kramer Mortgage Corp.
“We encourage anyone in the area to stop by our office and donate whatever they can to help our backpack and school supplies drive,” said Rion Tovar-South, the broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Tovar Properties. “Teaming up with Draper Kramer Mortgage Corp is a great way for us to give back to the community and help teens in need. We hope others join us.”
Weichert, Realtors® – Tovar Properties is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. is the residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, one of the country’s premiere full-service real estate and financial firms.
Contact Dejah Smith at Weichert, Realtors® – Tovar Properties at 815-877-8500 or for additional information about the Backpack and School Supplies drive.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Tovar Properties, located at 5812 East Drive in Loves Park, contact Rion Tovar-South at 815-877-8500 or visit Weichert, Realtors® – Tovar Properties can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, launched the company’s franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2018 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 350 markets in 38 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

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