Our experience is that REALTORS® place great importance on Corporate Social Responsibility and community service initiatives to make a difference. Our primary charity of choice is the Children’s Miracle Network™. The CMN benefits BC Children’s Hospital™, which provides care to almost 800 visitors every day. Many of us have had BC Children’s Hospital™ touch our lives over the years and are so thankful this wonderful facility is there when we need it.
Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)
There are several ways in which we fundraise for this remarkable charity. The first is on an individual, and completely voluntary, agent level. RE/MAX REALTORS® are committed to donating a portion of their earnings each year to the Children’s Miracle Network™ to make a difference. We are dedicated Miracle offices, ranking amongst the top offices in Western Canada for the highest donations. This directly benefits our local children, because the funds donated go directly to BC Children’s Hospital™.
Month of Miracles
Another fundraiser we hold annually for the Children’s Miracle Network is the Month of Miracles, which is held every August. During this time RE/MAX recognizes our clients for helping us in our fundraising for the CMN, as with all our charity initiatives for the Children’s Hospital™. We also hold annual Client Appreciation Days, where donations are gratefully received for Children’s Miracle Network™.
Besides numerous events held throughout the year to benefit other local charities, RE/MAX provides the use of an outdoor event tent for other community organizations. This popular service is well used by many of Nanaimo and Victoria’s service groups. We even make our event tent available to organizations trying to make a difference.
Independent REALTOR® Events
Various independent REALTOR® events include fundraising through cycling rides, Secret Santa, Cops for Cancer, Heart and Stroke, and SPCA.
Quest for Excellence Bursary
The Quest for Excellence Bursary is a bursary program available to grade 12 students in Western Canada. This program aims to recognize the success of students through leadership and community contribution. The Quest for Excellence Bursary was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada.
What is the Award?
RE/MAX of Western Canada will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each to qualifying Grade 12 students. In addition, the 16 bursary winners will be entered into a draw and one lucky recipient will receive a RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon ride for two.
RE/MAX believes in protecting the environments of communities worldwide and minimizing its own carbon footprint. RE/MAX REALTORS® who have become RE/MAX Green Specialists by completing an approved professional designation can show clients ways to make their home greener, more energy-efficient and thus increase its appeal for buyers. RE/MAX World Headquarters has also earned the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for Existing Buildings, which meant verifying its environmental sustainability and efficiency.
Make a difference (CSR)
We believe in giving back as much as possible to the community that has given so much to us. We are truly grateful to live in such an incredible part of the world, with even more remarkable people, and it is our sincere pleasure to be able to give ourselves to the community in any way we can. Our REALTORS® sit on community boards, volunteer thousands of hours throughout the community each year, and give generously. When it matters, RE/MAX is there.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of something in your community, that comes with a rewarding career contact us at (250) 751.1223.