K-W REALTORS® Donate $20,000 to Lutherwood’s Safe Haven Shelter

K-W REALTORS® Donate $20,000 to Lutherwood’s Safe Haven Shelter

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KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (August 28, 2013) –The Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) is pleased to announce that it has raised $20,707.92 for Lutherwood’s Safe Haven Shelter. The donation is the result of the Association’s 20th annual charity golf tournament held at Conestoga Golf Club on Tuesday June 25th, 2013.

Located at Lutherwood’s Betty Thompson Youth Centre (BTYC) the Safe Haven Shelter offers Waterloo Region youth a safe alternative to living on the streets. The program offers immediate admission and service for up to 10 youth on a 24-hours/7-day a week basis.

“With the generosity of community groups such the KWAR we can continue to provide and safe and supportive environment for youth,” said Donna Buchan, Executive Director of Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to be this year’s recipient of funds raised via their golf tournament. The crisis beds at BTYC rely heavily on fundraised dollars and will benefit greatly from this KWAR donation.”

“Every dollar raised at our golf tournament supports a local charity,” says Dietmar Sommerfeld, President of KWAR. “Thanks to the generosity of our REALTOR® members, participants and our sponsors we were able to support a very worthwhile organization in our community.”

113 golfers and numerous sponsors participated in the tournament, including: RBC Royal Bank, The Waterloo Region Record, Heffner Lexus/Heffner Toyota, Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc., Teranet, Madorin Snyder LLP, rlb Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, HomesPlus along with Scotiabank and Point2, Hawksview Homes, Victor Hussein Law Office, Jerry Vander Eyken Canadian Home Inspection and Piller’s Sausage Delicatessens Ltd. (Lunch Sponsor). Click here for full business directory of sponsors.

Since 1993 the KWAR has donated more than half a million dollars to support local charities.

REALTORS® believe that healthy communities depend on a strong economy, safe neighbourhoods, a clean environment, access to housing and the protection of rights of property owners. The KWAR recognizes the need to support and enhance the Quality of Life enjoyed by residents of Waterloo region.