REALTORS® in Kitchener-Waterloo and area are helping to build a strong, and vibrant community.

Since 1993 the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® has donated more than half a million dollars to support local charities on behalf of its REALTOR® members.

Today, KWAR is proud to support the REALTORS Care Foundation, and the Every REALTOR® Campaign ($1 per member per month) helping the Foundation to sustain itself, and ensure investments are made back in our community through local charities. The REALTORS Care Foundation supports shelter-related charities in Ontario. Applications for grants can be found on the website.

In addition to supporting the REALTORS®  Care program, members of the KWAR give back to the community in many ways. Here are just a few recent examples…

In June 2012, our annual charity golf tournament raised $22,000 for Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF), an agency that supports homeless youth and youth-at-risk in the Waterloo Region.

Adopt a Road cleanup

REALTORS® are committed to improving the Quality of Life in our community. The KWAR has ‘adopted roads’ along Nafziger Rd., Erb Rd., Snyder Rd., and Sandhills Rd. in Waterloo Region. Every spring and fall volunteer members help make our community a better place by collecting garbage along these routes.

Toy Drive collection

Every year the KWAR collects hundreds of toys on behalf of the membership for the Salvation Army’s annual toy drive.

Bowl for Kids: Members of the KWAR have been particpating in the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bowl for Kids” campaign for several years. On March 4th, 2010 10 teams helped to raise a total of $7500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area.