GTA Realtors® Donate $485,410 To Shelter Charities

Greater Toronto REALTORS® kick off 2015 by providing grants to 60 different shelter-related charities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

“For the past seven consecutive years Greater Toronto REALTORS® have voted overwhelmingly in favour of participating in the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation’s ‘Every REALTOR®’ campaign,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington. “The decision, which allowed the Toronto Real Estate Board to donate $485,410 to the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation on their behalf, is just one example of our Members’ commitment to fostering quality of life in the communities in which they live and work.”

As a result of the Greater Toronto REALTORS’® donation, grants were provided to the following shelter-based charitable organizations:

  • 360 Kids (Formerly Pathways for Children, Youth, Families)
  • A.I.S. Accommodation, Information & Support
  • Belmont House Foundation
  • C.H.A.T.S. – Community & Home Assistance To Seniors – New
  • CAMH Foundation
  • Casey House
  • Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
  • Covenant House
  • Delisle Youth Services
  • Dorothy Ley Hospice/ Mississauga
  • Elspeth Heyworth Centre For Women- New
  • Emily’s House – New
  • Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter/ Etobicoke
  • Eva’s Initiatives
  • Fife House – New
  • Fred Victor
  • Furniture Bank
  • Good Neighbours Club – New
  • Habitat For Humanity Greater Toronto Area
  • Horizons For Youth
  • Houselink Community Homes
  • Humewood House – New
  • Inn From The Cold
  • Interval House
  • Joanne’s House / Durham
  • Kennedy House Youth Services
  • Kinsa Foundation – New
  • Loft Community Services
  • Matthew House
  • Na-Me-Res
  • Nazareth House
  • New Leaf: Living And Learning
  • Our Place / Mississauga
  • People In Transition “My Sister’s Place”
  • Red Door Family Shelter
  • Regeneration Outreach Community – New
  • Ronald McDonald House Toronto
  • Safehaven – New
  • Sanctuary
  • Sandgate Women’s Shelter
  • Scarborough Women’s Centre
  • Seeds Of Hope Foundation
  • Sherbourne Health Centre
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation – New
  • St. Matthew’s Bracondale House
  • Street Haven
  • Street Health Community Nursing
  • The Redwood
  • The Salvation Army – Scarborough
  • Toronto Community Hostel- New
  • Toronto Foundation For Student Success
  • Variety Children’s Charity – New
  • Ve’ahavta Foundation
  • Vitanova Foundation
  • Women’s Centre Of York Region
  • Yellow Brick House
  • York Region Centre For Community Safety – New
  • Yorktown Women’s Shelter
  • Youth Without Shelter
  • YWCA Of Greater Toronto

Included among this year’s grant recipients was Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area, which is currently building a home sponsored by Greater Toronto REALTORS® in the York Region municipality of Georgina. Greater Toronto REALTORS® have also participated in the construction of the home, setting one family on the path to a better life.

“Our support of Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area reflects the ideal that everyone should have a place to call their own,” said Mr. Etherington. “As REALTORS® we dedicate our lives to helping people achieve this important goal.”

Recognizing that young people represent the city’s future, Greater Toronto REALTORS® also support a Children’s Breakfast Program operated in conjunction with the Toronto District School Board’s Toronto Foundation for Student Success. Through sponsorship and volunteerism in the program they work to provide children in need with nutritious breakfasts to sustain their learning throughout every school day.

Each year scholarships are also presented to four graduating high school students in the GTA, to be used towards their post-secondary education. In addition, a Ryerson University student is selected annually to receive a summer work placement and award.

“Through the Toronto Real Estate Board, brokerage initiatives and individual volunteerism, Greater Toronto REALTORS® routinely demonstrate that they’re dedicated to helping others, and in today’s globally competitive world, their work to build a better city benefits us all,” said Mr. Etherington.

Source: The Toronto Real Estate Board

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