This October 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 October 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.
Lawrencetown Consolidated School
Lawrencetown Consolidated School is a small (98 students) rural school in Lawrencetown Annapolis County. We strive to provide a complete, caring education for our children. Our Home and School have a yearly fundraising event, Breakfast with Santa, that provides the majority of the funds that support our students. The money raised goes to buy equipment like computers or basketballs. It helps support our cafeteria and puts extra supplies in our classrooms. Breakfast with Santa has grown over its 30 years to be an enjoyable event for the entire community .
The Evangeline Recreation Society
The Evangeline Recreation Society is a non profit organization that assists individuals living with mental illness throughout Annapolis and Kings Counties. We offer programming and services Monday through Friday that promote positive mental health awareness. There is a breakfast and lunch program everyday to provide healthy meals to those facing food insecurities. Our Club is a safe place where friends become family.
Margaretsville Community Hall Society
The Margaretsville Community Hall is the local Meeting place for community groups. It also provides community dinners that help fund the hall. The cost of running the hall is about equal to the money we raise so special projects need extra funding.
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!