Each year, local REALTORS® from the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (SGBAR) step up to give back to needy families in our communities during the holiday season. Once again, our efforts went to support our annual Turkey Challenge and new this year, the REALTOR Care® Fall into Winter Warmup drive.
SGBAR members donated more than $10,000 to provide 522 turkeys to local families in need. The Association has continued their partnership with local grocers, who exchange the donations for turkey vouchers of greater value; the vouchers are then distributed by charitable donations in each community – allowing families to enjoy a festive meal this time of year.
Furthermore, this year the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) launched the REALTORS Care® Fall into Winter Warmup drive, where donations of new socks and mitts are collected and distributed throughout our communities. SGBAR participated which resulted in members donating over 520 socks, mitts and other accessories. The items were delivered to the following charities in our communities:
– Golden Town Outreach (Meaford)
– Beaver Valley Outreach (Thornbury)
– Salvation Army (Collingwood)
– The Guest Shelter (Midland)
The combined efforts of the local REALTORS® and Brokerages during the holiday season makes a huge impact by raising funds and donations to build stronger communities.
The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® represents over 600 REALTORS® registered with its member offices. The geographical area served by the Association includes the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, the Townships of Severn, Tay, Tiny and part of Georgian Bay Township; Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains and portions of the Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands.