Shorewest, Realtors: Hosts 27th Annual Christmas is for Kids


Wendy Norem

Marketing Director

Shorewest, Realtors(r)

(262) 827-4111, ext. 232

[email protected]

400+ Kids Received Gifts, Hats, Mittens and Scarves, Food and Fun

Brookfield, Wisconsin. On Saturday, December 3, sales associates and employees from the Shorewest, Realtors(r) family of companies gathered at Sussex Hamilton High School to share the spirit of the season with approximately 400 southeastern-Wisconsin youth — painting faces, eating food and having fun. Plus, Santa Claus and his elves made a surprise visit to give gifts, hats, mittens and cookies to the children!

Annually, people in the Shorewest family of companies give thousands of dollars and hours to Christmas is for Kids. That money and time provides books throughout the year, back-to-school supplies in the fall and the holiday party. We also had a coat drive, collecting coats, snow pants and boots for area children. Christmas is for Kids is for children of every background and every southeastern Wisconsin neighborhood whose families could use a little help during the holidays. Shorewest began this wonderful event in 1984.

Christine Rohr-Caponigro, sales associate of Shorewest, Realtors Elmbrook/Wauwatosa Office chairs the event. She is the daughter of Del Rohr who founded Christmas is for Kids 27 years ago. Since its inception in 1984, we have helped more than 10,000 kids enjoy Christmas to its fullest.

“Each year I am amazed and humbled by the outpouring of generosity from everyone at Shorewest and its family of companies toward Christmas is For Kids,” says Christine Rohr-Caponigro. “From the example set by the members of the executive office preparing food at the actual party, John Horning dressing up as Santa Claus and every donation of time and money all year long from the sales associates and support staff. Every effort is repaid a hundred fold when you see the excitement and happiness on each shining little face at the actual event.”

Additionally, Shorewest delivered over 75 gifts to Milwaukee’s Salvation Army and numerous gifts to a Women’s Shelter, Toys for Tots and two families recently displaced from their homes. Plus extra food supplies not used were donated to the Food Pantry.

Through 65 years and three generations of leadership, Shorewest has served the housing needs of southern Wisconsin. From the vision of one man to the power of 1,400, Shorewest has grown to include 23 sales offices and a family of in-house relocation, mortgage, title and insurance services.

Shorewest, Realtors(r) is Wisconsin’s largest home seller, a position it’s held since 1951. Shorewest currently controls more than 27% of the metro-Milwaukee real estate market, according to Metro Milwaukee MLS.

With innovative services such as its 24-hour Shorewest TV channel (available on over-the-air channel 58.4, Time Warner Cable digital channel 984, as well as Charter digital channel 966 an OnDemand™ channels 1 and 999 in Rock County only), Home Services coordinators, user-friendly bilingual hotline and comprehensive internet site, Shorewest leads in using technology to ensure customer satisfaction. Shorewest, Realtors(r) also specializes in marketing fine homes. As a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World(tm), it is a part of Luxury Portfolio, which features the most comprehensive view of luxury-tier properties on the Internet.