Members, sponsors, staff and friends of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) showed their generosity and community spirit this holiday season by raising $75,000 for the 900CHML/Y108/Fresh Radio 953 Children’s Fund. The funds were raised at the recent REALTORS®4Kids Charity Auction, held annually by the Association and run by REALTOR® volunteers in support of the Children’s Fund.

 “It’s so powerful to be in a room full of people who have one common goal: to raise funds for the Children’s Fund,” says Brian Shaw, Co-chair of this year’s Charity Auction Task Force. “It just goes to show you the great things that can happen when REALTORS® come together to support the health, development and well-being of the children in our community.”

The Children’s Fund campaign began in 1976 as a charitable initiative to help raise money for disadvantaged children during the holiday season. Proceeds from the partnership between RAHB and the CORUS radio stations now support many children’s charities throughout the Hamilton and Burlington areas year round.

 “The money raised through the REALTORS®4Kids Charity Auction helps so many incredible organizations which support children and children’s causes,” added Aileen Araujo, Co-chair of this year’s Charity Auction Task Force. “As a mother, I feel compelled to help in any way I can to give to children in need. As a REALTOR®, I am proud to help the community in which I live and work.”

The Children’s Fund offers assistance to over 40 different charities each year. During the last 29 years of partnership, the REALTORS®4Kids Charity Auction has raised $1,089,000 making the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington the Children’s Fund’s single largest contributor.

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Photo (Left to Right): Lou Piriano (RAHB President), Aileen Araujo (RAHB Charity Auction Task Force Co-Chair), Jeff Storey (Children’s Fund President), Brian Shaw (RAHB Charity Auction Task Force Co-Chair), Nancy Forrester (RAHB Charity Auction Task Force), Jackie Corcoran (RAHB Charity Auction Task Force) and Mark Loeffler (RAHB Charity Auction Task Force)