BDAR Assisting Shelter-Based Organizations in the Greater Simcoe Region
For Immediate Release
October 22, 2021 – Throughout the year, the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) has contributed to local shelter organizations through various initiatives.
In June 2021, working through the Realtors Care® Foundation, BDAR distributed a much-needed emergency grant fund of $7,700 to three different organizations including Youth Haven, United Way Simcoe Muskoka, and Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie.
“The impacts of Covid-19 continue to be felt around the world, including our local community, with vulnerable populations being disproportionately affected. BDAR has a long history partnering with various local shelter organizations and have witnessed first-hand the tremendous work they do to support our community” said Chantal Godard, BDAR 2021 President.
This month, BDAR continues to work alongside the Realtors Care® Foundation and is donating $13,000 to two local charities. These funds will be divided equally between The Busby Centre and Habitat for Humanity Huronia.
On November 1st BDAR will be launching an all-new virtual fundraiser, A Night of Shelter, coinciding with National Housing Week at the end of November.
“The average night of shelter in our region costs approximately $30 and our goal is to raise 365 nights of shelter for a total of $11,000,” Godard added. “A night of shelter can make a world of a difference and together with our 1,400 Realtors®, we are committed and determined to reach our goal.”
BDAR will be releasing more information including how to donate in the upcoming days. Follow the fundraiser progress on the BDAR social channels:
- Instagram – @barrierealtors
- Facebook – @BDARInc
- Twitter – @BarrieREALTORS
- LinkedIn – Barrie and District Association of REALTORS®
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The Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) represents almost 1,400 REALTORS® in the Barrie and Simcoe County region. BDAR provides its member’s leadership opportunities, professional development, and other tools and services to help them deliver a high standard of services to their clients. BDAR is community-focused and believes that community prosperity is largely based on shelter and homeownership. The Association has a strong focus on affordable housing and helping first-time buyers understand how to get on the housing ladder.