Anthony Marguleas and the Amalfi Estates staff hosted their fifth annual Thanksgiving Pie Day on Tuesday. Marguleas purchased more than 160 apple and pumpkin pies from Homeboy Bakery, and they were stacked by the front door at his office on Monument, waiting for clients and friends to stop by and take one home.
A longtime Palisadian and realtor, Marguleas supports the Palisades Village Green with a $5,000 donation every year and, one year, stepped up and saved the Fourth of July parade with a $40,000-plus donation.
The spirit of giving extends to his agents, who give 10 percent of their commissions to one of five charities: Make-A-Wish, SPCA-LA, the American Cancer Society, People Assisting the Homeless and Homeboy Industries. As Marguleas has said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life but what we give.”
This year he purchased his Thanksgiving pies from Homeboy Bakery, helping to support this admirable nonprofit. The pies were made from scratch and freshly baked in a small-batch kitchen in downtown Los Angeles. The dedicated staff proudly crafts each pie with a scrumptious, buttery crust and high-quality ingredients.
The result? Absolutely delicious.
The Homeboy Bakery is a social enterprise division of Homeboy Industries, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides a second chance and safe space for young individuals, who have been incarcerated or involved with gangs. An 18-month training certification program teaches participants essential skills and helps the youth rebuild their lives.
In the past, Almalfi’s partnership with Homeboy resulted in funding to help pay for tattoo removal for 258 former gang members, to help them secure a job.