RE/MAX Banner’s Community Care Program Poll is now open! This September we will donate $500 to assist local charities, causes and fundraising events with their work in our communities.
The voting has officially opened and the charities, causes and fundraising events listed below have been entered into the Poll on our Facebook page (click the Community Care Poll tab on the left to vote!)
Supporters of these causes should share the RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Facebook Page with as many people as possible and vote in the poll for your favourite entry! Voting runs until midnight on September 30, 2017, so make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible!
Depending on the votes, we may give the full $500 to the top finisher, or if it’s a tight race, we may divide the money up between a few different groups. We will let the votes decide!
The Community Care Program runs every month and groups who do not receive funds are encouraged to apply again. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate has contributed more than $150,000 to various causes.
Information about each applicant follows, as submitted by the nominee.
Margaretsville Community Hall Society
We are a society dedicated to ensuring to Community Hall will remain viable for the use of the community and provide dinners and other events for the community.
Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia
The Annapolis Valley Chapter is a non-profit charity which provides programs and supports for children, teens and adults with autism in our community. We offer School-age, Teen and Adult Social Groups, cooking programs, swimming lessons, sponsored therapeutic riding spots, social skills training, a summer-long day camp, educational workshops and info sessions for parents and professionals as well as family events like sensory-friendly movie outings and Quiet Santa visits. We also operate a store-front Autism Centre in Kingston, which houses our offices, a gym, a sensory room and a resource lending library and where families living with autism are always welcome to drop in.
Kinette Club of Kentville & District
Over the years, the Kinsmen and Kinette Christmas Miracle has purchased gifts for less fortunate children in Kings County. Last year, over 175 children benefited from our fundraising efforts. Anybody living in Kings County that needs help buying Christmas gifts for their children may apply to the Kinsmen & Kinette Christmas Miracle. We ask for gift suggestions and on an extremely busy Sunday early morning in December, a large delegation of volunteer shoppers head out and try to fill their requests within our budget. We then load up all the gifts and with the amazing help of the local 4 X 4 Club, the gifts get delivered to each household. Hoping to assist in making Christmas brighter for the children and their families of Kings County, the Kinsmen & Kinette Christmas Miracle will hold our annual fundraising Radiothon on AVR on Sunday, November 26 from 2pm until 6 pm. Thank you for considering our request and for your support of local charities.
South West Nova Chapter of CF Canada
This year the South West Nova & Valley Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada is hosting its 7th Annual Squash Cystic Fibrosis Pumpkin Launch on Saturday, November 4th from 11am – 4pm at the Kingston Arena Ball Field behind the Credit Union Centre. (Rain date: Sunday November 5th)
This family fun event includes the opportunity to launch real pumpkins toward a number of different targets from our giant slingshot for a fee of $5.00/pumpkin. If a target is hit, the “slingers” name goes in a draw to win different prizes. Aside from the main attraction, the day will consist of fun-filled family activities such as a kid’s games, live entertainment, a BBQ and more. Want to see what it’s all about? Check out our video posted on our website, www.squashcf.org
Our event has spawned 3 other branded ‘Squash CF’ locations across Canada including New Brunswick and Ottawa!