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GTA REALTORS® Donate $560,414 to Shelter Charities

TORONTO, February 3, 2016 — Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® celebrated the 2015 holiday season in a giving way, providing grants to over 50 shelter-related charities throughout the GTA.

“At our Spring General Meeting, GTA REALTORS® voted to participate in the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation Every REALTOR® Campaign by donating $ 1 per Member per month.  This is the eighth consecutive year that TREB Members have participated in the campaign, and our Members continued with their commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities by donating $ 560,414 this year alone,” said TREB President Mark McLean.

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

Included in the $ 560,414 charitable contribution is the $ 10,000 that GTA REALTORS® raised in support of Camp Winston through fundraising efforts at the TREB FEST 2015 and REALTOR® QUEST 2015 events.

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, REALTORS® work to provide the children with a well-balanced and nutritious breakfast in an effort to help achieve overall health and 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 and a commercial network scholarship is awarded to a Ryerson University MBA student.

“REALTORS® see firsthand the countless positive impacts that come from having a place to call “home.”  It’s so important in building strong communities that we take care of those less fortunate, and through monetary contributions and volunteerism, GTA REALTORS® consistently demonstrate that they are committed to building a better, stronger city, starting with those who need it most, and are our city’s future,” said Mr. McLean.