2020 marks the 16th year for REALTOR® Care Day. For the first 15 years, Columbus REALTORS® and local Area Realty and Joint Industry Trade Associations have hosted projects on the same day making this event our largest, community service day. Last year, we had 23 other associations participate in REALTOR® Care Day. This year, we hope to maintain that level of excitement.
However, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and ‘Stay Safe Ohio’, REALTOR® Care Day will not be a single day event in 2020.
Prior to the COVID-19 break-out, the REALTOR® Care Day Committee had been planning to help our central Ohio Ronald McDonald House create a Community Garden, among other things. We have solidified plans to create the RMHC Garden on June 10 & 11, however the crew size will now be limited to 30 volunteers per day. The project will include:
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own garden gloves and masks. Columbus REALTORS® will have masks available at registration also. Lunch will be provided by Jet's Pizza. Volunteer spots are available first come, first served. Register for June 10. Register for June 11.
Area Realty and Industry Trade Associations are again welcome to be a part of the 2020 REALTOR® Care Day initiative. If your association will commit to participating in a community service project anytime between now and December 31, 2020, the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation will commit to matching funds (up to $500) to help you in accomplishing your project. Application.
This year, we are asking you to think outside the box:
Let's use our 2020 REALTOR® Care Day projects to help get central Ohioans back on their feet!
REALTOR® Care Day is funded through the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation.
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, an association will receive an additional $500 in funding which they may use toward their REALTOR® Care Day project the following year.
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. With careful planning, preparation and the dedication of many volunteers, it's amazing how much can be accomplished in one day.
24 groups, 41 projects, 643 volunteers! Over $60,000 re-invested!
In 2019, Columbus REALTORS® returned to Milo-Grogan to improve 10 homes, the community garden, pick up litter and host a Kids Zone. In addition to funding from the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation, Columbus REALTORS® was fortunate to receive grants from the Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund at the Columbus Foundation and Scott’s Miracle-Gro Foundation Community Garden Academy.
In addition, 23 area realty and industry associations hosted community service projects all over central Ohio! Read more about their projects.
Both the Gahanna Area and Greater Dublin groups were awarded Weiler grants in honor of their 2019 REALTOR® Care Day projects. Read more about their projects.
23 groups, 52 projects, 641 volunteers! Over $55,000 re-invested!
In 2018, the main project included exterior improvements for 17 homes, one business, and a community garden in Columbus' Milo-Grogan neighborhood. Supplies were also donated to the Boys & Girls Club and a Kids Zone was hosted for the area youth. In addition, 22 area realty and industry associations hosted community service projects all over central Ohio!
Both the Big Walnut and Madison County Area Realty Associations were awarded Weiler grants in honor of their 2018 REALTOR® Care Day projects. Read more about their projects.
24 groups, 45 projects, 604 volunteers! Over $73,300 re-invested!
In 2017, the main project included exterior improvements for 10 properties and creation of two pocket parks in the Hungarian Village area of Columbus’ South Side. In addition, 23 area realty associations hosted community service projects all over central Ohio!
Both the Northwest Area Real Estate Association and DKLM (Delaware Know Licking Morrow) Suburban Realty Association were awarded our REALTOR® Care Day Weiler grant in honor of their 2017 REALTOR® Care Day projects. Read more about their projects.
23 groups, 40 projects, 484 volunteers! Over $38,257 re-invested!
In 2016, volunteers worked on 12 homes and a community garden in the Reeb-Hosack neighborhood in Columbus’ south side. In addition, 22 area realty associations hosted community service projects all over central Ohio!
Both the Greater Worthington Area Real Estate Association and the Tri-County Area Realty Association were awarded our REALTOR® Care Day Weiler grant in honor of their 2016 REALTOR® Care Day projects. Read more about their projects.
22 groups, 29 projects, 475 volunteers! 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, 30 projects, 531 volunteers! 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 more about their projects.