Community Involvement

Since 1992, LSTAR has donated over $689,067 to shelter-related charities, including (but not limited to):

2015 initiatives included:

LSTAR not only continues to sponsor ($5,000 for 2016) London's annual Hockey Helps the Homeless one-day fantasy tournament, but to power the event with REALTOR® volunteers. Five REALTORS® sit on the Organizing Committee, chaired by LSTAR’s Director of Business and Promotions, Tracy Marino, and over 200 LSTAR Members volunteered, sponsored or participated in the 2015 event, which raised $115,000 to be divided between Merrymount, Y.O.U., and the Unity Project.

Community partnerships include ones with Canadian Blood Services and ReForest London's Million Tree Challenge. There is also a REALTOR® Christmas Kettle Day organized to raise funds for the Salvation Army's Centre of Hope - London.

LSTAR also supports the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation by participating in its Every REALTOR® Campaign, through fundraising and by the bestowal of Fellowships. In 2015, the Foundation provided over $927,200 in grants to shelter-based organizations in communities across Ontario.

Over the period 2016-2017, LSTAR will be donating $50,000 to the London Health Sciences’s new Adult Residential Eating Disorders Facility.

Beneficiary 2015 Amount Year End
Mission Services of London $311,014
Unity Project $108,821
VAWSEC $56,574
Women's Community House $33,883
All Our Sisters Conference Bursaries $2,000
Youth Opportunities Unlimited $38,882
Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre $78,688
London Housing Registry $6,000
St. Joseph's Hospice of London $50,000
Meals on Wheels "Home to Stay" Program $5,000
TOTAL $689,067