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June 18, 2015 | CREBNow

REALTORS® present six local charities with $100,000

CREB Charitable Foundation invests in local housing initiatives

Calgary and area REALTORS® presented six local charities with a total donation of $100,000 at a ceremony this afternoon.

The event is hosted annually by CREB® Charitable Foundation as part of a giving drive through the Governor's Grants program. The Governor's Grants provide funds to housing and shelter-related charities in Calgary and area. The program reflects the foundation's vision of building self-sustaining communities and empowers REALTORS® to be a positive influence.

"Calgary and area REALTORS® are passionate about the community because it's where they live and work. The Governor's Grants program allows our members to take action by investing in the charities that mean the most to them," said Jeff Mikolajow, CREB® Charitable Foundation president.

"Our members pour themselves into the selection process by encouraging charities to apply and we those results in the volume of applications. Each of the six grants we awarded was incredibly well deserved."

This year's recipients are:

  • Accessible Housing Society - $16,000

  • Bethany Care Centre - $25,000

  • Calgary's Seniors' Resources Society - $12,500

  • Elizabeth House - $17,700

  • Resicare Society of Canada - $11,600

  • Wellspring Calgary - $17,200

"Thanks to CREB Charitable Foundation for their generous gift to upgrade our facility," said David Harvie, president of the board of Wellspring Canada. "Now more of our donated funds can be directed towards providing vital programs and resources for people living with cancer."

For more information on grant recipients, click here.

Tagged: Calgary Seniors Resources Society | Charitable Foundation | Charitable Foundation | Governors' Grants

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