Be Homeful


Be Homeful for the Holidays

The CT REALTORS® Foundation is proud to once again partner with the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness for our third annual “be homeful for the holidays” campaign. This campaign raises emergency assistance funds to help local families stay in the comfort of their homes and avoid experiencing the trauma of homelessness. Experiencing homelessness as a child is a prime indicator for experiencing homelessness as an adult, so our efforts can literally break the cycle of homelessness for generations to come.

For every $25 donation, a Paddington book, bear or blankie will also be gifted to a child living in a shelter over the holidays.  It’s a win-win for CT’s children in need!

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Toiletries Collection

The CT REALTORS® Foundation Trustees are asking members to get involved in making a difference for the homeless this year. With summer vacations and hotel stays coming up, please plan to collect your hotel toiletries and drop them off at your Local Board/Association. Learn more...



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Foundation News:

  • During the CTR Board of Directors meeting on July 19 as part of our “Dog Days of Summer” campaign, the Foundation collected over 300 lbs of dry food, nearly 400 cans of wet food, almost 50 packages of treats, close to 100 toys/supplies/miscellaneous items along with $750 in monetary donations to benefit Bridgeport Animal Control Shelter/Pantry, Danbury Animal Welfare Society and Protectors of Animals.  Special thanks to the CTR Board of Directors, Rich Eimicke/the Northern Fairfield County Association staff and Foundation Trustee Mary Beth Grasso for delivering the donations to the shelters.

    Dog Days 2018

    Watch a brief video for a recap, delivery highlights and some of the aweome pets of our BOD members.

  • Check out the 2018 Gates Scholarship recipients!

  • At their meeting on March 15, CT REALTORS Board of Directors members donated more than 5,200 diapers, 1,500+ wipes and nearly $400 in cash donations to benefit The Diaper Bank. Thank you to all who so generously supported this incredible organization that provides more than 1.7 million diapers to families in need across the state each year.

    Diaper Drive

  • CT REALTORS® members who attended the 2017 NAR Annual Conference in Chicago collected and brought back with them hundreds of hotel toiletries that were later donated to Immacare in Hartford. Immacare has supportive housing and an emergency shelter where the toiletries will be used. Just another simple and cost-free way CT REALTORS® lent a hand to those in need!

  • A huge thank you to those who donated for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts.  The Foundation offered to match 100% of contributions received (up to $10,000 each). We were able to provide $20,290 to the NAR REALTORS® Relief Foundation for Hurricane Harvey and $12,605 to the Florida REALTORS® Relief Foundation.

  • Another thank you goes out to those who supported the Gates Scholarship Fund by purchasing discounted tickets for the Travelers Championship or making donations via the Travelers Chip in for Charity program.  Your generosity helped raise $5,750 for the Gates Scholarship fund.
  • The Foundation Trustees met in September and approved dedicating an annual Gates Scholarship in honor of each CTR Past President who passes away.  The first two memorial scholarships will be presented next year in honor of CTR Past Presidents Bob Kimball and Frank Green who most recently passed away.
  • In May during the NAR meetings in DC, the CT REALTORS® Foundation asked CT REALTORS® attending the meetings to collect their hotel toiletries.  Over 500 pieces were collected and donated to the American Red Cross for their new immigrant and homeless veteran programs. Such an easy and cost-free way to show CT REALTORS® Care!

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