February 11, 2021
The Donation of $6,398 to Support Families with Care Costs for Children
For the past 33 years, the Renfrew County Real Estate Board has been a proud supporter of Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County. Through a variety of donations, including annual deliveries of new stuffed animals, it has been able to bring smiles to hundreds of children’s faces. This year, the Board’s holiday fundraising efforts garnered a total of $6,398 to support children and their families across Renfrew County. What makes this an extra special donation is the much needed financial support it will provide to families for child related expenses where government funding is limited or not available.
“Many might not know that kin who step in to care for the child or children of a relative do not receive financial assistance to do so”, says Kathy Davis, Executive Director, Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County. “Additionally, we work with many families with a child or children diagnosed with developmental disabilities where current funding might not meet all of their child’s needs. This donation will help families with such expenses as clothing, food, toiletries and other needs, as well as supplies and access to artistic or recreational activities for their children. We are so grateful to RCREB for their generosity.”
The Renfrew County Real Estate Board was able to raise the generous donation through their holiday “fun”draiser during the 2020 holiday season, including individual realtor donations, a 50/50 draw and an office-decorating contest.
“RCREB Realtor members have such a passion to support the needs of our community,” says Cindy Sell, Broker, RE/MAX Pembroke Realty and organizer of RCREB’s Holiday Virtual ‘Fun’draiser. “Although the pandemic meant we had to do everything differently this year, we were thrilled that it didn’t impact our fundraising efforts, and we’re so grateful to all of our local business partners who were able to contribute to this donation.”