An annual birthday celebration for Coldwell Banker realtor Joyce Rey, benefiting the St. Joseph Center in Venice, will be held throughout the holiday season.

For the last 24 years, prominent Los Angeles business owners, realtors, civic leaders and friends have celebrated Rey’s birthday by raising funds to support programs for homeless and low-income children served by the St. Joseph Center.

This year event organizers Cecelia and Cliff Waeschle invited guests who would otherwise attend a birthday party to instead send their contributions to St. Joseph Center with a kind note for Rey.

The community has responded with an outpouring of warm wishes and more than $10,000 in donations to support St. Joseph Center’s programs for children from low-income families, organizers noted.

To make a contribution, please contact Valerie Harwin at St. Joseph Center at (310) 396-6468 ext. 336.

All proceeds from the birthday celebration support St. Joseph Center’s childcare facility, which provides vulnerable children and their families with access to critical resources such as food pantry groceries, job training, and affordable housing assistance.