CENTURY 21 Canada offices raise record breaking $682,000 for local Easter Seals families and top international fundraising charts
Total donations enough to send over 320 kids living with disabilities to fully accessible summer camps.
Canadian CENTURY 21 members not only donated their highest ever amount to Easter Seals in 2015 – contributing an incredible $682,335 CAD – but represented nearly half of the top CENTURY 21 fundraising offices in North America. CENTURY 21 Canada™ founder U. Gary Charlwood personally presented the donation to Easter Seals National Ambassador 16-year old Brandon Liston at the company’s recent awards event in Moncton, New Brunswick.
“On behalf of all the kids like me, whose lives you are constantly changing, I want to thank you for another record-breaking year of fundraising,” said Liston, Easter Seals National Ambassador. “I am so proud to call myself your National Ambassador!”
Internationally, the CENTURY 21 System raised $2.9 million USD for Easter Seals families for the second year in a row – bringing the grand total raised by members to $114 million since 1979.
“We’re incredibly proud and blown away by our members’ dedication to Easter Seals families, they impact their local communities every year,” said Brian Rushton, executive vice president, CENTURY 21 Canada™. “Congratulations to all who contributed, you’re profoundly changing lives. We can’t wait to continue the momentum in 2016!”
Nine of the Top 21 CENTURY 21 fundraising offices in North America were Canadian. They include, listed by ranking:
“CENTURY 21 is one of our most valued partners. Together, you continue to set the bar very high – and the generosity of all those contributing to the Kids to Camp Program has translated into once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for so many of our kids,” said Dave Starrett, president and CEO, Easter Seals Canada. “On behalf of all our Provincial Members, the families we serve, the kids whose lives are forever changed with this summer camp experience – we thank you!”
CENTURY 21 Canada™ is Easter Seals number one real estate fundraising company and their third largest corporate partner in Canada. Since 2009, members from coast-to-coast have raised nearly $4 million for Easter Seals and the Kids to Camp program. The total raised in Canada in 2015 is enough to send over 320 children living with disabilities to local summer camps.
Through events like The Drop Zone, 24 hour relays, local fundraising functions, and programs such as Closing Gifts for Kids, System members have provided over 1,300 children with the independence of fully-accessible summer camps and memorable experiences throughout Canada.
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