|This June, Christine Chandler, one of our Board of Directors (pictured in front row, 2nd from left), was in Vancouver to pick up a generous donation from the Real Estate Board of $8,571 from their REALTORS Care® Shelter Drive. This wonderful donation will go directly to our Yew Transition House to help women and children in need, and is greatly appreciated.
An initiative developed by the REALTOR® members of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the Shelter Drive raises funds each year for housing-related charities within Metro Vancouver.
The fundraising took place in 2015-16.
“The Shelter Drive is one example of our Realtors’ commitment to building, strengthening and helping the communities in which we work and live,” said Dan Morrison, REBGV president 2015-16. ”Our members donated funds through different events and programs throughout the year that will help three local charities that provide critical services to residents in our region.”
This year’s donations went to Aunt Leah’s Place in New Westminster, Cythera Transition House in Maple Ridge, and Yew Transition House on the Sunshine Coast. These charities help people in need, find a safe and supportive place to live.
The REALTORS Care® Shelter Drive was created in 2009 and supports up to three housing-related charities a year from across Greater Vancouver. Each year the charities are selected from recommendations made by members.