KWAR Donates $54,450 to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

KWAR Donates $54,450 to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

KITCHENER – WATERLOO, ON (October 18, 2021) – On Friday, the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) presented a cheque in the amount of $54,450 to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (HFHWR).


The donation was made possible with the support of sponsors, donors, members, and volunteers who took part in a combination of KWAR’s first-ever online charity auction and its 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at Rebel Creek Golf Club.


Nicole Pohl, President of KWAR, and Tracey Appleton, Golf Tournament Chair presented the cheque on behalf of our REALTOR® members to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region representatives: Steve Bentley, Chair of the Board and Philip Mills, Chief Executive Officer.


Established in 1988, HFHWR has helped over 145 low-income families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.


“In our rapidly-growing community, homeownership has become increasingly out of reach for many”, says Nicole Pohl, KWAR President. “REALTORS® are proud to support Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region in their mission to combat the housing crisis right here in our community through their unique homeownership program.”


HFHWR CEO, Phillip Mills praised KWAR for organizing such a successful tournament in these difficult times, saying, “We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of KWAR’s Realtor community who understand the stability homeownership can bring to families. Donations like this bring us one step closer to building a safe, decent, and affordable place for a lower-income, working family to purchase.”


KWAR wishes to thank Presenting sponsor Activa and the many sponsors, volunteers, individual hole sponsors, and prize and online auction donors who made this tournament such a success (Click here to view the sponsor directory.)


Photo: Left to Right: Tracey Appleton, Golf Tournament Chair, Nicole Pohl, President of KWAR, Phillip Mills, HFHWR CEO, Steve Bentley, Chair of HFWR Board