CT REALTORS Care



Be Homeful for the Holidays

The CT REALTORS® Foundation is proud to partner again this year with the CT Coalition to End Homelessness as the official bear sponsor for the “be homeful for the holidays” promotion. Last year we were able to raise more than $50,000 to help local families remain in their homes and donate 2,000 plush Paddington bears to children living in shelters across the state. This year, your donation will once again not only help a family facing homelessness, but for every $25 tax-deductible donation, a Paddington plush bear or a Paddington book will be gifted to a child living in a CT shelter. This is a great closing, holiday or thank you gift idea - be sure to check the gift box on the donation form to have gift tags mailed to you. Download a printable donation form. Online donation site coming soon! 

 

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Foundation News:

  • 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.
  • During the CTR Board of Directors meeting on July 20 as part of our “Dog Days of Summer” campaign, the Foundation collected nearly 400 pounds of dry food/treats, 80+ cans of wet food and 40+ toys/supplies/miscellaneous items along with cash donations to benefit the Waterford and Westport CT Humane Society shelters. Special thanks to CTR Director Carol Christiansen and Mid-Fairfield County Association AE Carol Heins who dropped the donations off at the shelters.



    Check out delivery photos and a brief video of some of the adorable pets of our BOD members.

  • 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!



  • Check out the 2017 Gates Scholarship recipients!

  • Thanks to the incredibly generous support of CT REALTORS® across the State, we are happy to report that the CTR Foundation’s recent “be homeful for the holidays” campaign was a huge success. Our goal was to raise $50,000 to help end family homelessness in Connecticut and to provide 2,000 plush Paddington bears to children living in shelters – and we did just that ($51,200 to be exact.) Best of all, the fundraising efforts have allowed the CT Coalition to End Homelessness to open their assistance fund to providers everywhere in the State for the first time since they launched the "be homeful" project three years ago. Thank you to all who contributed, we could not have done it without you. View photos of the Paddington bears being loaded by CTR Foundation Trustees and distributed by local Association members to their area shelters.



  • At the recent CT REALTORS® Installation and Foundation Benefit dinner, 330 mittens/gloves, hats and scarfs were donated to benefit local shelters through the City of New Haven’s Homeless Division. The Foundation also collected 128 donations totaling over $3,200 for its “be homeful for the holidays” campaign to help end family homelessness and donate a plush Paddington bear to every child living in a shelter this holiday season.  Pictured are 2017 CTR President Michael Barbaro and CTR Foundation Chair Nicholle McKiernan.

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