Volunteering your time is one of the most rewarding things you can do.
On Friday, July 13, 2012, REALTORS Care Foundation and OREA staff participated in a Habitat for Humanity Toronto Adopt A Day Program or Build Day. Working alongside Habitat volunteers, staff hammered, drilled and painted. By the end of the day we were covered in sweat, paint and dust but we still had smiles on our faces.
Habitat Toronto’s motto is “Giving Toronto Families a Hand Up, not a Hand Out”. Volunteering and financial support makes a tremendous difference to Habitat Toronto, it simply would not be possible for Habitat Toronto to do the work they do without it.
We all feel extreme pride in ourselves knowing our contributions on Friday will really make a difference in the lives of others. It was an awesome experience and we had fun building as well!
It simply warms our hearts knowing we have contributed to building respectable homes for families struggling to subsist below the poverty line.
“Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s relationship with the REALTORS Care Foundation is such a natural one – both organizations recognize the need for quality shelter, for all people,” says Neil Hetherington, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Toronto. “We’re grateful to the Foundation for its donations over the years, and for helping us give low-income families the feeling that a safe and secure home provides.”
If you would like to volunteer your time with Habitat for Humanity Toronto, it’s easy to sign up on their Online Scheduling System. Please sign up at http://scheduler.torontohabitat.ca.
For more information on the organization visit http://www.torontohabitat.ca.
For more information about RCF/OREA’s Habitat for Humanity Toronto Adopt A Day Program or to stay up to date on other news and events for the Foundation log on to our website or go to our Facebook page!
Hopefully this will be the beginning of a prosperous future between REALTORS Care Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Toronto!