The REALTORS Care® Shelter Drive was created to help raise funds for housing-related charities within our Board area.

Each year up to three such charities are selected, based on suggestions from REALTORS®, for the Shelter Drive to help support.  

Our belief is that a little helps a lot. Each donation, small or large, matters!

 

Charities for 2017-18 

 

Richmond Society for Community Living

Richmond

RSCL provides programs and services to infants with special needs, and to children and adults with developmental disabilities. They provide a continuum of care throughout these individuals’ lives. The programs include residential care for adults, care for infants and children, and life-skills training.

Fundraising for: help with the purchase of apartment units that allow adults with disabilities to live in stable, affordable housing.

   

 

 

Tri-City Transitions 

Port Coquitlam

Transitions provides emergency shelter and social support for women and children fleeing family violence and abuse in the Tri-City communities. Transitions developed a unique response to support those victimized by domestic violence, and offers women and children a safe, secure place to rebuild their lives.

Fundraising for: the enhancement and expansion of a program at their Joy’s Place Transition House that helps its residents recover from traumas in their lives.

   

 

 

YWCA Munroe House

Vancouver

Munroe House provides housing for women and children who have left abusive relationships. Programs, therapy, and counselling help women and children recover from abusive experiences so they can lead more positive lives. Munroe House has 10 units that accommodate about 22 residents a year.

Fundraising for: help with building repair costs.

 

Charity criteria

The charities must be:   

  • based in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver area (see Your Community)
  • housing-related, including shelters, transition houses, and affordable housing initiatives
  • registered with the federal government

 

 

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