REALTORS® Help Families In Need
One of the most rewarding things a REALTOR® can do is to help families find the perfect home. The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation works on the same premise through our support of shelter related charities in Ontario. Each year, they help families in need of emergency and permanent housing through their work with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Shelters (Cambridge Shelter, A Place called Home, Out of the Cold, Unity Project), Community Living and many others.
Shelter is defined as a refuge, haven or protection that provides or improves quality of life from hunger, the elements, physical/psychological abuse, disabilities and illness. Our work helps build vibrant, healthy communities for all Ontarians.
The goal of the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation is to contribute to our members’ communities by making a difference in the lives of people, where they live and conduct business. The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation is the legacy of all Ontario REALTORS®. They have the power to make a difference in someone’s life.
The work of the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation is made possible through the generous support of REALTORS® and local Real Estate Boards and Associations from across Ontario. Our supporters contribute to the Foundation in many ways:
- Donating money to the Foundation (in lieu of gifts from birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions)
- Arranging a planned gift of life insurance to the Foundation by naming the Foundation as a benefactor
- Organizing a Third Party Event which benefits the Foundation
- Attending our fundraising events
- Helping to direct the Foundation as a member of the Board of Directors
Join us today by investing in your Foundation. Here are some considerations
Consider making an annual donation to the Ontario REALTORS Care ® Foundation.
By providing a regular contribution you are helping the Foundation to sustain itself, focus on its core mission and reduce the time its needs to spend on fundraising.
Consider making a monthly donation to the Ontario REALTORS Care ® Foundation.
It allows you to contribute a larger amount as you will be amortizing it over the course of the year.
Purchase a ticket to a fundraising event in support of the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation
With this approach you can support the Foundation in more ways than one. In addition to raising funds that flow into the capital fund and annual grants, these kinds of public events are instrumental in the Foundation’s efforts to promote the good works of our REALTOR® members, thereby building a stronger support base with the general public. In other words, your support will help leverage other support, resulting in greater reach for the Foundation’s efforts. And you have the added bonus of a good time with friends and family.
Donate stock or appreciated securities, real estate property or a lasting legacy through your will to the Ontario REALTORS Care ® Foundation.
This is a relatively new way to give and reduce your taxes at the same time. For more information please contact the Charities Directorate at Revenue Canada or consult with a financial advisor on this and other giving options such as donations of real estate, cultural property, or to leave a lasting legacy through your will.
100% of every dollar donated will be invested to earn interest, which results in more grant dollars available to support shelter related organizations in our communities.