KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (December 20, 2011) –– Today Sara Hill, president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) presented Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (HFHWR) with a donation to assist with building a room for the next block of housing to be built on Howe Drive in Kitchener next spring/summer. On hand from HFHWR to receive a cheque for $10,000 was Dianne Stickney, Chair of the Board, Ken Freeman, Executive Director and Vaughn Bender, Chair of Fund Development.
The donation was the result of HFHWR’s successful grant application to the REALTORS Care Foundation (RCF).
“The REALTORS Care Foundation acts on behalf of Ontario REALTORS® in funding shelter-related charities across the province,” explains President Hill, adding, “The members of KWAR support the RCF through the Every REALTOR® Campaign, as one of the ways we can give back to our community and improve our area’s quality of life. Occasions like this, when we can help committed organizations like HFHWR reach their goals, are very gratifying, particularly in this holiday season.”
Speaking on behalf of HFHWR, Chair of the Board, Dianne Stickney said, “Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region and all Partner Families are truly grateful to the members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® for their act of kindness and commitment. With their support, Habitat Waterloo’s Partner Families will have the opportunity to experience stability and a quality life filled with hope for a bright future.”
Since 1993 the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® has donated more than half a million dollars to support local charities on behalf of its REALTOR® members. The REALTORS Care Foundation supports shelter-related charities in Ontario. www.realtorscareontario.ca
Established in 1937, the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) operates the local Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) and provides ongoing professional education courses for nearly 1,200 REALTOR® members who serve the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo and outlying areas. The term REALTOR® is a trademark identifying members in good standing of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) who provide real estate brokerage services in compliance with CREA’s By-Laws and Rules, the REALTOR® Code, and all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations. The MLS® System of the KWAR is operated in association with the MLS® Marks owned by CREA. An MLS® System includes an inventory of listings of participating REALTORS®, and ensures a certain level of accuracy of information, professionalism and co-operation amongst REALTORS® to affect the purchase and sale of real estate.