The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) presented $12,000 to two local organizations Wednesday as part of its community investment program. LSTAR 2016 President Stacey Evoy and LSTAR CEO John S. Geha bestowed cheques of $4,500 to Investing in Children and $7,500 to Hockey Helps the Homeless.
Warren Shantz, Broker at Sutton Group Preferred and Tracy Marino, Chair of the Hockey Helps the Homeless Organizing Committee and LSTAR Director of Business Development, accepted the $7,500 cheque for Hockey Helps the Homeless.
"We are thrilled to support this one-day fantasy hockey tournament for the fourth consecutive year," said Stacey Evoy, LSTAR 2016 President. "Every year, hundreds of our members show their passion for this event, volunteering and getting involved in the tournament. Since 2014, the event has raised $360,000 for Merrymount Children and Family Crisis and Support Centre, Youth Opportunities Unlimited and the Unity Project."
Anita Gilvesy, Executive Director of Investing in Children and Jane Graydon, Salesperson at Royal LePage Triland Realty, were on hand to receive the $4,500 cheque for Investing in Children. Investing in Children offers opportunities for children to grow, learn and thrive, including a program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to more than 10,000 children across 85 area schools.
LSTAR adheres to a Quality of Life philosophy, supporting growth that fosters economic vitality, provides housing opportunities, respects the environment and builds good communities and safe neighbourhoods. The awarded funds come from LSTAR's Business Partners Program, sponsorship, various fundraising events and the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation, of which LSTAR is a proud supporter.
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