KWAR’s 2022 Realtor Run Raises $16,000 For Three Local Shelter-Based Charities

Kitchener – Waterloo, ON (July 28, 2022) – The Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) is proud to announce it has raised $16,000 for three local shelter-based charities: YW Kitchener-Waterloo, House of Friendship, and oneROOF Youth Services. The funds were raised through KWAR’s 2022 REALTOR® Run. This anytime, anywhere walk or run took place over the week of June 13th with the support of participants who took to neighbourhoods across the region to complete their 5K and raise both money and awareness about housing affordability. 


“The Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® is happy to be able to support three organizations from within our Region that work tirelessly every day to bring forward solutions to the local affordable housing crisis.” – Megan Bell, KWAR President 


“Thank you to the KWAR REALTORS for organizing and choosing oneROOF Youth Services to be a part of your awesome Fundraising Realtor Run 2022 Event. We had a great time participating for many reasons: team building, spending time outdoors to enjoy new trails, exercising, raising awareness for oneROOF Youth Services, YW and House of Friendship, and then receiving the generosity of our community sponsors and partners. We believe one youth on the street is one too many, thank you for your support.” – Bonnie Kropf, Fund Developer, oneROOF Youth Services


“On behalf of the YW Kitchener-Waterloo, we are incredibly grateful for the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors and the organizers and participants in the 2022 Realtor Run.

Your run raised much-needed dollars for women, children and families in our community who turn to the YW daily for support and guidance to help improve their lives. Your generous donation of $4,429.11 allows us to continue our work for affordable and supportive housing and the wrap-around services needed to improve the lives of thousands of women and families in our community.” – Christine Michaud, YWKW Director of Development


“The dedication, compassion, and energy of the KWAR team is incredible! Thanks to everyone who participated, those who walk through the doors at House of Friendship can count on having services and supports when they need them. The KWAR team is choosing to create a community where everyone can belong and thrive, and what an inspiration to all of us that is!” – Joanne Adair, Development Manager, House of Friendship 


KWAR would like to thank our 2022 Realtor Run sponsors; DLC Premier Mortgages, Paquette Travers, ShowingTime, Beyond The Stage Homes, Civilian Screen Printing, and 107.5 Dave Rocks/91.5 The Beat who helped to make this year’s fundraiser a success!