Be Homeful for the Holidays

Thanks to the generosity of countless CT REALTORS®, we're pleased to report that the CTR Foundation's recent "be homeful for the holidays" campaign in conjunction with the CT Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) was a huge success again this year. Our contributions combined with other donors totaled more than $54,000.  These funds will provide emergency assistance to help prevent CT families from becoming homeless. Our original goal was for every $25 donation, a Paddington bear or book would be provided to children living in shelters compliments of the CTR Foundation and other CCEH sponsors. As it turns out, we were able to provide both to every child living in participating CT homeless shelters for the holidays. Special thanks to Daley Moving and Storage for volunteering to help with the deliveries.  View photos here of the Paddington bears/books being loaded and then delivered by local Association members to area shelters. CT REALTORS® Care!



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  • 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.
  • 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!

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