Each year, the Ottawa Real Estate Board raises funds for the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation through our annual charity golf tournament, the “$2 per member per month” campaign, and the RONA Card rebate program. The Foundation is operated by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), and its mission is to collect funds raised by OREA members across Ontario and provide grants to shelter-related charities in communities throughout the province.
These charities assist those among us who do not have adequate shelter; those who may be dealing with homelessness, addiction, mental or physical illness, spousal or familial abuse, physical disability, poverty or ageing. The work these organizations do is essential to the well-being of our community, but it is often difficult and stressful work, and there is never adequate funding available from public sources for equipment, staff, and infrastructure.
This year we were able to contribute over $92,180 to local charities through the REALTORS Care® Foundation. This has been the largest amount we have ever contributed to the Foundation. Well done OREB Members!
We are pleased to announce that 25 charities received a grant in 2018. Each of these 25 charities was endorsed and recommended by a Member of our Board, thus ensuring that any grants awarded would go to charities supported by our Members.
The 2018 Ottawa-area grant recipients are as follows:
- Bruce House
- Carleton Place and District Youth Centre
- The Door Youth Centre
- Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
- Habitat for Humanity
- Harvest House
- Hospice Care Ottawa
- Jericho Road Christian Ministries
- Lanark Highlands Youth Centre
- Maison d’Amitié
- Nelson House
- Options Bytown
- Ottawa Carleton Association for Persons with Dev’t Disabilities
- Ottawa Carleton Lifeskills
- Ottawa Mission
- Ottawa Network for Education
- Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation
- Roger Nielson House
- Serenity Renewal for Families
- Shepherds of Good Hope
- St. Mary’s Home
- St. Matthew’s Harmony House
- YMCA/YWCA Youth Housing Program
- Youth Services Bureau
If you’d like to make an individual donation to the REALTORS Care® Foundation, you can do so here: