Friday, March 9, 2018 / by Ruth Ballantyne
Realtors ride to show that they care
One of the most rewarding things a realtor can do is to help families find the perfect home. The Realtors Care Foundation works on the same goal through our support of shelter related charities in Ontario.
Each year, they help families in need of emergency and permanent housing through their work with charities like Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP), Habitat for Humanity, shelters (Cambridge Shelter, A Place called Home, Out of the Cold, Unity Project), Community Living and Hospices.
The work of the Realtors Care Foundation is made possible through the generous support of realtors and local Real Estate Boards from across Ontario.
Supporters contribute to the foundation in many ways including various charity events. These events raise thousands of dollars in support of the foundation’s fundraising efforts.
Since its original inception the foundation has granted more than
Brampton realtors and friends gather outside the Brampton Real Estate Board offiice prior to joining the recent 5th annual Realtors Care Foundation Charity Motorcycle Ride.
$2 million, on behalf of the Ontario realtors to shelter-based organizations across the province.
From July 8 to 11 realtors, families and friends joined together to celebrate the 5th Annual Realtors Care Foundation Charity Motorcycle Ride.
The kick off took place at the Brampton Real Estate Board.
Upon arrival, riders were greeted by Pauline Aunger, OREA president, Edward Barisa, CEO at OREA, and Sharon Lee, director of development Realtors Care Foundation, BREB’s president Leah Shaw, President Elect Ruth Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer Lynn Martin and the board staff.
All participants were provided with breakfast and goodie bags compliments of the Brampton Real Estate Board.
A group photo was taken and a cheque presentation was made to the foundation by Shaw.
Throughout the ride, 14 real estate boards across south-western Ontario welcomed the riders and showed their support through donations to the foundation, photo opportunities and providing the riders with gifts, refreshments, snacks, breakfasts, barbecue lunches and dinners along the way.
Stops included Orangeville, Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener- Waterloo, Stratford, Grand Bend, Sarnia, Chatham, Windsor, Tillsonburg, Simcoe, Port Dover, Brantford, Hamilton-Burlington, and St. Catharines.
Collections were made throughout the ride for donations to the Realtors Care Foundation, including pledges for the ride and other foundation campaigns.
Although the total amount has not yet been calculated, we estimate collections were made in excess of $40,000 that will help support shelter related causes in your communities.
For more information about the Realtors Care Foundation, please visit www.realtorscareontario.ca.