Living Realty is celebrating the successful conclusion to its 2020 fall fundraiser, with almost $10,000 donated for the benefit of the Daily Bread Food Bank.
The GTA-based real estate brokerage has an annual tradition of running a fall food drive in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. That continued in an adapted format this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and saw the charity efforts moved online.
Instead of a food drive, Living Realty hosted an online fundraiser to benefit a local food bank and aimed to collect $5,000 in donations. At the same time, the company promised to matched each donation, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000 – making the final goal $10,000.
When the fundraiser came to a close on Wednesday, a magnificent total of $4,822 had been donated by staff, clients, agents and friends of the company – just $178 short of the ambitious target. Having seen the incredible response from everyone, Living Realty decided to round up its matched donation and wrote a cheque for $5,000 to the Daily Bread Food Bank, bring the total donation up to $9,822!
The company was delighted with the response to the fundraiser, acknowledging the impact it will make at a time that is difficult for many people in our community. Broker of Record Kelvin Wong summed up the thoughts of Living Realty and its staff: “The response was fantastic. Thank you to all the generous donors who collectively contributed over $4,800! In the spirit of giving, Living Realty happily rounded up to donate the full $5,000 to Daily Bread. Thank you for making a difference in your community!”
All the donated funds have gone straight to the Daily Bread Food Bank via their online donations system. The money will help Daily Bread to provide services and food to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. The charity provides a valuable service to the community and their work is especially important during the time of covid-19, when many people have suffered hardships and are struggling to provide for themselves and their families.