Recently the Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) announced that they will once again be participating in the Every REALTOR® Campaign in 2012 that supports the REALTORS Care Foundation.
Since joining the campaign in 2008, DRAR has donated over $34,000 of which $28,000 has gone back in to the Durham community in support of various local charities such as; Oshawa Hospital Foundation, Memorial Hospital Foundation, Precious Minds, Muslim Welfare House, Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, and Bethesda House. DRAR has previously made outstanding contributions, last year DRAR raised over $12,000 which was donated to four charities.
“We’re very proud of the great work our Foundation does. That’s why we have made the decision to be more actively involved in raising money for it. It’s an important way we can give back to our community and that we can improve our area’s quality of life.” – President Christine Marquis, Durham Region Association of REALTORS®.
Since it’s inception in 2007, nearly 42,000 REALTORS® participate in the Every REALTOR® Campaign where participating Boards and Associations contribute one dollar per Member per month. In 2010 the Campaign raised over half a million dollars for charity.
The Foundation acts on behalf of Ontario REALTORS® in funding shelter-related charities across the province. Shelter is defined as a refuge, haven or protection that provides or improves quality of life from hunger, the elements, physical/psychological abuse, disabilities and illness. Since 1999, the Foundation has given more than $2-million in grants to eligible organizations.
The business of the REALTORS Care Foundation is to contribute to our members’ communities by making a difference in the lives of people and communities where they live and conduct business. The REALTORS Care Foundation is the legacy of all Ontario REALTORS®. You have the power to make a difference in someone’s life today. Join us today by investing in your Foundation.