CREB® Charitable Foundation celebrates the spirit of giving
$250,000 donated to Calgary and area charities
Calgary, Dec. 12, 2013
CREB® Charitable Foundation celebrates the holiday season this year by donating a total of $250,000 to 19 Calgary and area charities.
The foundation’s membership consists of more than 5,200 Calgary and area REALTORS®, working together to encourage and promote their charitable and philanthropic activities. Since starting in 1987, the foundation has donated over $4.8 million to important charities and impactful programs.
With the goal of helping to build self-sustaining communities, the foundation invests in shelter and community enhancing initiatives every year and empowers REALTOR® members to serve and give back to their communities.
This year, four charities were chosen to receive CREB®’s Governors’ Grants based on the significant impact funding would have on the organizations.
CREB® Charitable Foundation Governors’ Grant recipients
Sonshine Community Services, receiving $50,000;
Servants Anonymous Society Calgary, receiving $25,000;
Cochrane Society of Housing Options, receiving $15,000; and
Highbanks Independent Living for Parenting Youth Society, receiving $10,000.
Additionally, CREB® Charitable Foundation’s Investing in Hope program will donate $10,000 to the top 15 charities members voted for. REALTORS® nominated their favourite non-profits for the program and voted online to determine the winners.
Investing in Hope winners
Aspen Family and Community Network Society
Accessible Housing Society
Brown Bagging For Calgary Street Kids Society
Calgary Meals on Wheels
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Cornerstone Youth Centre (Calgary) Society
For the Love of Children Society of Alberta
Inn from the Cold
Kerby Assembly (Kerby Centre)
North Rocky View Community Links Society
Rowan House Society
Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund
Saint Jude’s Health Management Institute
Special Olympics Calgary
The PREP Program
Visit www.calgaryrealtorscare.org to learn more about CREB® Charitable Foundation and its many initiatives in the communities REALTORS® operate in.