June 4, 2014
21 groups and 30 projects!
Over $45,000 re-invested!
REALTOR® Care Day is an annual event where central Ohio REALTORS®, affiliates, family and friends volunteer their time to show their communities REALTOR® care. With careful planning, preparation and the dedication of many volunteers, it's amazing how much can be accomplished in one day.
REALTOR® Care Day started with one community service project in 2005. Last year (2013), there were 20 groups, 27 projects, and over 400 volunteers! Since its inception, REALTOR® Care Day has resulted in almost $299,000 invested into our communities.
This year’s project was enhancing the Long Street corridor in the King Lincoln District of Columbus. In addition, 20 area realty association hosted community service projects all over central Ohio!
Although REALTORS® donate time and talent to their communities throughout the year, this one day event focuses the energy of hundreds of volunteers in areas all over the central Ohio area.
REALTOR® Care Day is funded through the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation
. Area realty associations are offered matching funds (up to $500 each) to help fund their community service efforts for this event. Additional assistance is received from many individuals and companies through in-kind donations of money, goods and services.
The REALTOR® Care Day Weiler Grant, established in 2014, was created to recognize Area Realty Association projects that exemplify the principles of REALTOR® Care Day. Each year, one association will receive an additional $500 in funding which they may use towards their REALTOR® Care Day project the following year.
In 2014, the Tri-County Realty Association and the Greater Worthington Area Realty Association were both awarded the REALTOR® Care Day Weiler grant in honor of their 2014 REALTOR® Care Day projects. Read about their projects