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Dec. 09, 2019 | Cody Stuart

REALTORS® pitch in at Habitat for Humanity build during National Housing Day

As part of REALTORS® Care Week and National Housing Day, Calgary Realtors recently took part in a build day at Habitat for Humanity's newest affordable housing development in Silver Springs.

National Housing Day highlights the importance and need for affordable housing across Canada.

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Nov. 20, 2019 | Cody Stuart

National Housing Day highlights importance of affordable housing

Nov. 22 is National Housing Day, a valuable reminder of the urgent need for more affordable housing in and around Calgary.

According to Habitat for Humanity, one in five Canadians is currently living in housing that is unsafe or unaffordable, with Calgary ranking as one of the most difficult cities for low-income earners to live in.

Courtesy Matt and Michelle Carre

July 31, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Airdrie Angel Program provides financial assistance to community members in need

For Airdrie REALTORS® Matt and Michelle Carre, giving back is second nature.

The couple and their two children ditched Calgary's big-city life for the quiet, laid-back and connected vibe of Airdrie 13 years ago.

A few years later, in 2013, they started the Airdrie Angel Program, a grassroots initiative that assists struggling families and individuals in the community by offering needs-based, streamlined gift baskets filled with cash and gift cards totalling between $1,500 and $2,000.

Courtesy Quinterra Legacy Garden Group

May 21, 2019 | Stefan Strangman

Quinterra Legacy Garden celebrates lives of Brentwood victims

Five years after the tragic deaths of Kaiti Perras, Josh Hunter, Jordan Segura, Lawrence Hong and Zackariah Rathwell at a university party in Brentwood, their families are coming together to build a garden that honours their memories.

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April 02, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Calgary REALTORS® prepare to embark on a desert journey for a great cause

Four local REALTORS® will be journeying more than 100 kilometres across a stretch of the Sahara Desert in Morocco this November to raise money for abused women.

Courtesy Enterprise4Good

March 25, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Enterprise4Good: charity begins at homeowners

If it's true that one person's "trash" is another one's treasure, a Calgary-based organization has made an art of turning the former into the latter. In the process, Enterprise4Good is changing lives – one household item at a time.

Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta

Jan. 23, 2019 | Leah Cameron

Silvercreek Legacy affordable housing project will offer fresh start to families in need

Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta's Silvercreek Legacy build is now underway in the northwest Calgary community of Silver Springs. Work started on the affordable housing project at the end of November, and since then water and sewer have gone in, with the foundation set to be poured at the end of January.

Dec. 19, 2018 | Leah Cameron

How Calgary and area REALTORS® gave back in 2018

It's been a big year for the CREB® Charitable Foundation, as events, fundraisers and dozens of volunteer initiatives filled the annual calendar. To cap the year off, the foundation announced a $1-million, three-year commitment to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta's newest development, the Silvercreek Legacy build.

Members of the Children's Hospital Aid Society, including REALTORS® Lorna Hamm and Wendy Morrow.
Courtesy Children's Hospital Aid Society

Nov. 28, 2018 | Andrea Cox

Children's Hospital Aid Society recognized for charitable work in the community

Lorna Hamm and Wendy Morrow are REALTORS®, friends and ardent philanthropists, who both prefer to work quietly behind the scenes.

They volunteer for numerous organizations across Calgary, but for each of them, one organization stands out: The Children's Hospital Aid Society.

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