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PETERBOROUGH AND THE KAWARTHAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® INC. Each year the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® Inc. Community Involvement Committee selects a local Charity or Charities to assist with fundraising for a wide variety of causes. In 2011, 3 charities were selected and our REALTOR® Volunteers, Members and Staff donated hundreds of volunteer hours to raise money for The Learning Disabilities Association, Canadian Mental Health Association, Peterborough, and Five Counties Children’s Centre. Fundraisers held throughout the year as well as our annual Charity Golf Tournament and Past Presidents Night Awards Auction yielded $14,530.48.

The REALTORS Care® Foundation donated $1,266 each for 5 Peterborough charities – Casa De Angelae; Community Care Peterborough; Down Syndrome Association; Five Counties Children’s Centre and the Youth Emergency Shelter for a total of $6,300.00.

In May REALTOR® Members and Staff participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike Ride, and in October REALTOR® Members worked on a pair of houses for Habitat for Humanity. This year Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® Inc. was host to the REALTORS Care® Foundation Motorcycle RIDE for Charity. The goal for the Foundation's charity RIDE over the last few years has been to travel throughout Ontario raising awareness of the Foundation to fellow REALTORS® and Real Estate Boards of the Foundation's goals to communities. This year's RIDE was a three day event visiting Real Estate Boards throughout central and eastern parts of Ontario. 100% of the proceeds from the RIDE benefit the REALTORS Care® Foundation which supports shelter related causes in the community. The riders were greeted by Mayor Daryl Bennett and had their photos taken at the Peterborough Lift Locks. Later that evening, a wonderful meal was enjoyed at Kelsey’s.

On December 3rd, a “Christmas Vacation” float was entered in the Peterborough Santa Claus Parade and candy was handed out to the parade watchers, old and young alike. The Griswolds were enjoyed by many and the float participants had a great time.

At our Annual Christmas Breakfast, $1,258.48 was raised for the Salvation Army and $322.50 was raised for the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation and $322.50 was raised for the Sweet Dreams Charity to purchase pyjamas and nightgowns for children aged 1 month-18 years who are staying at Crossroads or with the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation. To date a total of $22,843.96 has been raised by Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® Inc.

Every year REALTOR® Volunteers, Members and Staff dedicate their time and energy in manning Santa Sleigh at Walmart for the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation to ensure each child receives a gift at Christmas.

PETERBOROUGH REALTORS C.A.R.E. (Community Active Real Estate)


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