In 2008, Mayor Eddie Francis proclaimed May 22 as REALTOR® Day. In recognition of this honourable day of achievement, we would like to shine some light on how much REALTORS® really do care!
Spring cleaning helps Windsor kids attend summer camp April 9, 2016
REALTORS® in the Windsor, Ont., area contributed in a big way to a fundraising gala held at Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards on April 9 benefiting the Kiwanis Sunshine Point Camp.
Members of the Dan Gemus Real Estate Team held a yard sale prior to the gala which allowed them to donate $9,000 towards the $45,000 raised during the event.
The Kiwanis Club has a rich history of serving the children of Windsor/Essex County. It is the second branch of a worldwide organization and was established in 1919. Its Point Camp program is a six-night residential program put on throughout the summer for boys and girls aged 7-14.
Norm Langlois, president of the Windsor-Essex County Association of REALTORS® also presented a cheque in the amount of $3,500 on behalf of its members and the association.
DID YOU KNOW…
Local REALTORS® and REALTORS® across Canada donate COUNTLESS dollars to charities and projects coast to coast;
That REALTORS® have rallied together to contribute almost half a million dollars, in just two weeks, for the residents of Fort McMurray;
Local REALTORS® donated $50,000 worth of trees to residents in Leamington to help replace the tornado damage in 2010;
Local REALTORS® have donated more than $125,000 to our local hospitals;
Local REALTORS® have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Hospice of Windsor/Essex;
Local REALTORS® host regular can drives and donate to local shelters on an ongoing basis; and
Local REALTORS® have donated millions of dollars to Windsor-Essex County charities & local projects over the years.
ADDITIONALLY, DID YOU KNOW LOCAL REALTORS® HAVE DONATED COUNTLESS DOLLARS OVER THE YEARS TO LOCAL CHARITIES & PROJECTS, SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Autism Society of Windsor
Canadian Burn Foundation
Canadian Police Association
Children’s Aid Society
Family Respite Services
Friends of Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Golden Key International Society
Heart & Stroke
REALTORS Care® Foundation
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Medical Building at the University of Windsor
Transition to Betterness
WE Care for Kids
Well-Come Centre for Human Potential
Windsor Crime Stoppers
Windsor Homes Coalition
Windsor Life Centre
Windsor Residence for Young Men
REALTORS® giving back to the communities they both work and live in has been a core principle of the Windsor-Essex County Association of REALTORS® since its inception in 1918. Not only do our Members contribute to local causes, they also contribute to provincial, national and international money-raising initiatives – but the giving doesn’t stop there! Many Members also donate to events hosted by the companies they work for, in addition to personal donations outside of fundraising campaigns and volunteering as Board members for local charitable organizations.
Get to know your local REALTORS® and you’ll realize how supportive they are of the communities they live and work in. And yes, they really do have hearts of GOLD!