“I am hoping this will bring laughter and joy where it’s needed most,” said Lisa Straza when asked about her Santa Toy Box, a toy drive that is slated to run from November 24 through December 15. Straza is partnering with several local businesses to coordinate the drive, which will benefit St. Germaine Children’s Charity.
Unopened toys can be dropped off at Margaret’s Cleaners and Carmel Valley Pharmacy, as well as Anthony’s Luggage and Shoe Repair. “I would like to extend a heartfelt note of gratitude to the local businesses that have chosen to partner with me,” commented Straza. “I can’t imagine a group of people more deserving of our kindness and generosity than abused children.”
St. Germaine Children’s Charity is dedicated to stopping child abuse and improving the lives of abused and neglected youth in San Diego. Since 1984, the charity has donated over $3.5 million in funds and roughly $1.7 million of in-kind donations to those in need within the San Diego community.
A residential specialist for the past 10 years and a Del Mar resident since 1975, Straza has a long track record of service to the community. She has consistently volunteered her time to help out at La Vida Del Mar, an independent and assisted living community. Straza also volunteers for the Del Mar Foundation and is planning her involvement with Shelter to Soldier, a nonprofit that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to become psychiatric service companions for veterans.
Straza is considered a local expert when it comes to the marketing and sale of residential properties in North County San Diego, especially in regards to Del Mar, La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe. Having earned numerous awards for her sales, she credits her success to her experience in the interior design field, integrity, and passion for sharing her knowledge of local property values, school districts and subdivisions.