From November 23 to 27, 2020, CREA held its second annual REALTORS Care® Week. It was a time to celebrate our REALTOR® members’ long-standing commitment to volunteer service. It was also an opportunity to focus in on the topic of homelessness, learn about efforts to end and prevent it in Canada for good, and explore how the REALTOR® community can help.
Although hands-on volunteering opportunities were limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were so proud to see more than 30 real estate boards and associations across the country step up to support homelessness-related organizations on behalf of their members in safe and physically distant ways during REALTORS Care® Week 2020. They raised awareness, committed to ongoing advocacy work, and collectively raised and donated more than $118,000, as well as tons of blankets, warm clothes, gift cards, food and personal care items.
Here are some of their stories: