June 8, 2016
Almost 500 local REALTORS®, family and friends helped improve homes and organizations all over central Ohio during the 12th annual REALTOR® Care Day on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
REALTOR® Care Day is an annual event where central Ohio REALTORS®, affiliates, family and friends volunteer their time to give back to their communities. 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. This year's event involved 23 groups, 40 projects, and almost 500 volunteers resulting in over $38,000 re-invested back into central Ohio! Since its inception, REALTOR® Care Day has resulted in $369,000 invested into our communities.
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.
REALTOR® Care Day - June 3, 2015
REALTOR® Care Day - June 4, 2014
22 groups and 29 projects!
Over $32,656 re-invested!
In 2015, the main project included several beautification projects on W. Broad Street in Franklinton. In addition, 21 area realty association hosted community service projects all over central Ohio!
In 2015, the Pickaway County Realty Association was awarded the REALTOR® Care Day Weiler Grant for their work at the Marvin Webster Memorial Park in South Bloomfield. Read more about their project.
21 groups and 30 projects!
Over $45,000 re-invested!
The 2014 main project included enhancements on 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!
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