Since 1992, LSTAR has focused its community service on shelter-related charities, raising $1,119,426 for numerous organizations.
Total Donated as of December 31, 2021
|Mission Services of London||$348,994|
|Women’s Community House||$33,883|
|All Our Sisters Conference Bursaries||$2,000|
|Hockey Helps the Homeless||$41,450|
|London Affordable Housing Foundation||$23,950|
|Youth Opportunities Unlimited||$135,022|
|Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre||$89,495|
|London Housing Registry||$6,000|
|Investing in Children||$35,206|
|St. Joseph’s Hospice||$56,950|
|London Health Sciences Foundation Adult Eating Disorders Clinic||$50,000|
|Meals on Wheels London||$20,392|
|Inn Out of the Cold Elgin||$12,950|
|Women’s Rural Resources Centre of Strathroy and Area||$8,000|
|St. Thomas Elgin Second Stage Housing||$8,950|
|London Food Bank||$9,067|
|St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank||$4,367|
|Strathroy Food Bank||$4,367|
|My Sister’s Place||$8,080|
|Humana Community Services||$3,356|
|Welkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness||$3,356|
Other Activities and Partnerships Include:
- The 2021 Christmas Kettle Campaign - More than 100 REALTORS® came out to participate in the 2021 Christmas Kettle Campaign in London and St. Thomas, in support of The Salvation Army – Ontario Division. Nearly $21,000 was raised at kettle locations across the region. Huge thanks to all the LSTAR Members who volunteered their time and participated in the campaign.
- The 2021 BusinessCares Food Drive - In December, Members also took part in the 2021 BusinessCares Food Drive, in support of the London Food Bank, with 30 volunteers collecting food and/or money donations at three London stores. Volunteers collected more than 9,000 pounds of food and over $7,000 in cash donations.
- Canadian Blood Services - LSTAR also continued to partner with the Canadian Blood Services as a Partner for Life. To join the LSTAR Team, go to blood.ca and click Join A Team.
Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation:
- In 2021, LSTAR continued to honour its pledge to the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation’s Every REALTOR® Campaign in the amount of $2.00 per member/per month. The Foundation’s mission is, “to advance the Foundation’s philanthropy by enabling REALTOR® Members and real estate boards to practice effective and ethical fundraising in support of shelter-related causes in Ontario.” In 2021, the Foundation provided more than $1 million in grants to shelter-based organizations across Ontario communities.