Ottawa REALTORS® Give $97,650 to Shelter-Related Charities

December 17, 2019

OTTAWA – Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) raised $97,650 for the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation in 2019 and provided grants to 28 shelter-related charities in the Ottawa area. The funds were raised through the Board’s annual charity golf tournament and the “$2 per member per month” campaign.

“This year, our REALTORS Care® Committee met with representatives from A New Day Youth and Adult Services, the Ottawa Mission, and Ottawa Salus,” states Deborah Burgoyne, 2019 Chair of OREB’s REALTORS Care® Committee and Ottawa Real Estate Board’s 2020 President.

“These charities, along with the other grant recipients, assist local area residents who may not have adequate shelter along with those who may be dealing with homelessness, addiction, mental or physical illness, spousal or familial abuse, physical disability, poverty, or ageing. We truly appreciate meeting the incredible people who make a difference to our communities as well as the opportunity to give them our thanks in person.”

“Our Members donate funds monthly towards the REALTORS Care® Foundation. This is just one of the many ways they give back to the communities where they live, work and play,” acknowledges Burgoyne. “You will also find them behind the scenes at many charitable organizations donating their time and energy and giving generously of their earnings. Many of us are blessed and giving back; I believe it is our duty.”

The 2019 Ottawa-area grant recipients are:

• Ancoura
• A New Day Youth and Adult Services
• Bruce House
• Carleton Place and District Youth Centre
• Centre 454
• The Door Youth Centre
• Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
• Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa
• Harmony House
• 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 Developmental Disabilities
• Ottawa Carleton Lifeskills
• Ottawa Mission
• Ottawa Network for Education
• Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation
• Ottawa Salus
• Restoring Hope
• Roger Neilson House
• Serenity Renewal for Families
• Shepherds of Good Hope
• St. Mary’s Home
• Youth Services Bureau