Media Release / Web Announcement
CENTURY 21 SETS NEW FUNDRAISING RECORD IN 2019 TO SEND KIDS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES TO EASTER SEALS SUMMER CAMPS
CENTURY 21 CANADA SETS NEW RECORDS IN FUNDRAISING FOR EASTER SEALS: RAISING OVER $946,000 TO ENABLE KIDS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES TO ATTEND EASTER SEALS CAMP!
Toronto, February 3, 2020 – Easter Seals Canada is pleased to announce that CENTURY 21 Canada – one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations – has raised $946,044 in 2019 for Easter Seals through its C21 Kids to Camp Program: enough to enable over 450 children and youth who are living with disabilities to enjoy and benefit from the transformative experience at an Easter Seals summer camp in 2020.
CENTURY 21 Canada is a long-standing partner and donor to Easter Seals – having adopted the organization as its charity of choice in 1979. Each year, CENTURY 21 Companies and Network members (REALTORS® ) across Canada donate and help to fundraise to send kids living with disabilities to Easter Seals’ accessible summer camps across the country so that they can have fun, cultivate lifelong friends, and develop their confidence, skills and abilities.
The amount of $946,044 sets a new annual record in terms of funds raised by CENTURY 21 Network members for Easter Seals; blowing the previous all-time high of $759,284 set in 2017 out of the water. This brings its historical fundraising total for Easter Seals to over $12 million – an astonishing feat!
In addition, 99 CENTURY 21 Network members qualified for the coveted Golden Heart Awards and C21 Kids to Camp Club Member status for having raised over $2,100 each for Easter Seals within a calendar year. This is also a new record: beating the previous high of 71 individuals – set in 2018 – to qualify for the award since it was established in 2015.
CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty, based in Barrie, Ontario, once again emerged as the CENTURY 21 Company that raised the most funds for Easter Seals in 2019: for the sixth consecutive year since rankings were established. CENTURY 21 Foothills Real Estate, CENTURY 21 Bamber Realty Ltd (both based in Alberta), CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Inc (based in Saskatchewan) and CENTURY 21 First Canadian Corp (based in Ontario) – round out the top 5 Companies.
“These amazing results are a glowing testament to CENTURY 21 Canada’s long-standing commitment to helping build a more inclusive and positive future for kids living with disabilities Easter Seals Canada and Easter Seals provincial organizations are extremely grateful to CENTURY 21 Canada, and CENTURY 21 Companies and Network Members for their steadfast support to Easter Seals kids and families. Thanks to their generosity, more children and youth who are living with disabilities will be able to attend Easter Seals summer camp and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!” – Dave Starrett, President and CEO, Easter Seals Canada
Dave’s sentiments are echoed by a parent, Paula, whose son, Dylan, had the opportunity to attend Easter Seals’ Camp Woodeden in Ontario. Paula said, “Camp offers so much more than a camping experience… it offers the opportunity for children with special needs to really shine, stand out and be made to feel more special than they have experienced before. Every activity – sport, adventure, craft – is designed for any child to participate regardless of any challenges they may face… And like icing on the cake, the counsellors really go out of their way to help the children, engage them in various activities, show great compassion and care for the campers, and offer a little respite for the parents. I cannot speak enough to how amazing the counsellors are. (Easter Seals’) camp carried forward on its promise to deliver an amazing camp experience for each camper. My son, Dylan, took partook in so many fun activities and carried a smile all day because of the opportunities that he had to participate in these activities, all of which we would never be able to find anywhere else or all in one amazing place. I would like to send out a heartfelt and sincere thank you to everyone involved… for the opportunity that Dylan received in being invited to attend camp. The impact on Dylan was so positiveand know that this helped him in so many ways. It also had an impact on me: seeing my son so happy and made to feel special by everyone involved.”
Top 10 CENTURY 21 Canada Companies with highest fundraising totals for Easter Seals in 2019:
|CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd
|CENTURY 21 Foothills Real Estate
|CENTURY 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.
|CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Inc.
|CENTURY 21 First Canadian Corp.
|CENTURY 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc.
|CENTURY 21 Green Realty Inc.
|CENTURY 21 Bachman & Associates
|CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty
|CENTURY 21 Fusion