For the past ten Christmases, Dale Devereaux, CENTURY 21 Advantage Sales professional, has walked out of the local Sobeys supermarket with over flowing shopping carts full of frozen turkeys. Since 1999, Devereaux has donated over 2000 turkeys to the Red Deer Food Bank.
Red Deer Food Bank Director Fred Scaife, left, and CENTURY 21 Sales Representative Dale Devereaux riding full shopping carts down the isles of the Gaetz South Sobeys in Red Deer, AB. Photo Credit: Chad Hipolito, Red Deer Express.
"I've always donated one turkey for every house I've sold in the year." He says. "This year, I've donated 402 turkeys with the help of friends and past clients."
This past Christmas, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of his turkey drive, Devereaux also collected stuffing, vegetables, potatoes and cranberry sauce to compliment every turkey meal.
Devereaux is the single largest donor to the Red Deer Good Bank. Fred Scaife, director of the Red Deer Food Bank says "Thousands of people have had a wonderful Christmas over the years because of Dale," "He sees a need in the community and works to alleviate it. It shows such depth of character of Dale and he really sets a standard in the community."
"I applaud Dale's incredible generosity and efforts over the past 10 years to the Red Deer Food Bank. It is an honour to recognize someone who demonstrates the kind of tenacity and commitment to charitable efforts as Dale has exemplified in his professional career," says Don Lawby, President of CENTURY 21 Canada.
Dale Devereaux has been a member of the CENTURY 21 System for 16 years. He has won numerous awards including the CENTURY 21 Sales Associate of the Year Award in 2003, one of the most prestigious awards within the CENTURY 21 organization. Dale achieved 10 Year CENTURION Producer in 2005 and has maintained his Grand CENTURION Producer status since 2003. Dale has also consistently ranked as a top 21 Individual in Production and Units. CENTURY 21 Canada is especially pleased to congratulate him on achieving the #2 Individual by production ranking in Canada for the 2008 Awards year.