Community Investment

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
Anova $16,950
Grace Café $6,000
Unity Project $118,944
VAWSEC $66,697
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
Indwell $5,000
Humana Community Services $3,356
Welkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness $3,356
TOTAL $1,119,426

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 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.