Each Business Resource Meeting, the Women’s Council of REALTORS® holds a 50/50 drawing. 50% of the funds from the tickets sold are then given to the WCR President’s charity. Past beneficiaries of the WCR 50/50 drawing have included the WCR Leadership Program and the American Cancer Society.
This year, eleven charities have been selected. The goal is to expose worthy charitable organizations to our WCR membership and to encourage awareness of volunteer service opportunities in our community.
Featured Charity - January The Missouri REALTORS® Relief Foundation provides financial assistance grant to REALTOR® members impacted by natural disasters. Grants are currently limited to repair funds, mortgage/rental assistance and short-term household assistance relating to damage caused to their primary residence as a result of the Joplin tornado. For More Information, Contact: Missouri REALTOR® Relief Foundation P.O. Box 1327 Columbia, MO 65205 www.MissouriRealtor.org JOPLIN WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE
Featured Charity - February Lydia’s House provides transitional housing and support services to abused women and their children. Lydia’s House is currently in need of household items and has volunteer service openings. For more information, please visit: www.LydiasHouse.org . For More Information, Contact: Lydia’s House P.O. Box 2722 St. Louis, MO 63116 www.LydiasHouse.org HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES DRIVE
Featured Charity - March The St. Andrews Charitable Foundation provides charitable housing and support program assistance to low-income, at-risk seniors in St. Louis. To learn about volunteer opportunities or service as a Friend of St. Andrews, contact Ashley Turigliatto at 314-726-0111. For More Information, Contact: St. Andrews Foundation 6633 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63130 www.StAndrews1.com NEED A SPEAKER FOR YOUR BROKERAGE? CONTACT CHRIS MACLELLAN 314-605-0769
Featured Charity - April RHAF serves as a community catalyst-bringing together people and agencies that can help find solutions to today's homeless problems. Proceeds have been raised through fundraising projects such as the Designer’s Showcase House, the Bill Cosby Show, The Grand Garage Sale and direct contributions. Absolutely 100% of funds raised go directly to not-for-profit charities that support the homeless and the abused, and are 100% tax deductible. For More Information, Contact: REALTOR® Housing Assistance Fund Connie Chartier, Vice President of Public Relations [email_address] - 314.590.2304 www.StlRealtors.com
Featured Charity - May Rebuilding Together is a volunteer driven home rehabilitation agency that assists low income elderly and disabled homeowners with repairs necessary to permit these homeowners to continue to live in their residences. The Annual Rebuilding Day is in April. However, there are work days throughout the year. For More Information, Contact: Rebuilding Together - St. Louis 357 Marshall Avenue, Suite 2 Webster Groves, MO 63119 www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org NEED A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT FOR YOUR BROKERAGE?
Featured Charity - June Congratulations to Realtor ® James T. Elcock, broker of Elcock Properties in St. Charles, Mo., for being one of five winners chosen by the National Association of Realtors ® as REALTOR ® Magazine's 2010 Good Neighbor Award winners. Elcock was selected for founding the Kids Against Hunger Metro St. Charles/St. Louis satellite. Kids Against Hunger provides nutritionally rich food to those in need throughout the U.S. and abroad. For More Information, Contact: Kids Against Hunger 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive St. Charles, MO 63304 www.kahstcharlesmo.org NEED A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT FOR YOUR BROKERAGE?
Featured Charity - August Equine-Assisted Therapy provides horsemanship experiences to children and young adults with mental, physical and psychological disabilities. For More Information, Contact: Equine-Assisted Therapy Longview Farm Park 13525 Clayton Rd Town & Country, MO 63141 www.equine-assistedtherapy.org ASK ABOUT THEIR GIVING TREE PROJECT
Featured Charity - September The PAWS Program of the Saint Louis Effort for AIDS PAWS provides education and services to people living with HIV/AIDS so they can keep pet companions as long as possible. PAWS works hard to ensure that clients do not experience the loss of pets due to financial hardship, lack of transportation, or hospitalization. Pets provide a source of unconditional love and support that is irreplaceable to people living with HIV/AIDS. For More Information, Contact: Saint Louis Effort for AIDS 1027 S. Vandeventer, #700 Saint Louis, MO 63110 www.stlefa.org ASK ABOUT EMERGECY PET FOSTER CARE
Featured Charity - October Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. For more information, visit: www.cancer.org. For More Information, Contact: American Cancer Society Hope Lodge 4215 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 10 www.cancer.org FORM YOUR WCR OR BROKERAGE TEAM NOW
Featured Charity - November Willows Way provides assisted living support services for persons with developmental disabilities. P roject HEART provides stimulating, person-centered health education classes, skills training, and resource information to people with developmental disabilities and those supporting them. Monthly training classes focus on health related topics, such as: cooking and nutrition, exercising, personal hygiene, depression management, relationships and problem solving. For More Information, Contact: Willows Way, Inc. 800 Friedens Road St. Charles, MO 63303 www.willowsway.org SHARE A SKILL OR HOBBY? TEACH
Featured Charity - December The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. For More Information, Contact: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation www.bridgeton- mo.toysfortots.org BECOME A COLLECTION SITE?