Support of local families living with disabilities gains REALTOR® Robert McIntyre award
Incredible community dedication honoured by CENTURY 21 Canada and Easter Seals Canada
Calgary, Alberta September 28, 2017 – REALTOR® Robert McIntyre has given Easter Seals kids the experience of a lifetime: a week-long trip to a fully accessible summer camp. By raising over $2,100 this year, McIntyre is inducted into the 2017 C21® Kids to Camp Club and receives the CENTURY 21 Golden Heart Award.
“It’s a great feeling knowing that I was able to be a part of helping kids with disabilities,” said McIntyre.
Besides recognition, McIntyre will be connected with a camper who will share their personal experience, to provide a firsthand story of the donation’s impact. The club’s mission is to provide more kids with life-changing camp memories by increasing awareness and inspiring fundraising within CENTURY 21 offices.
“I know this program will definitely give many bright campers a wonderful future. In fact, as I write this, I am heading to Easter Seals Camp Rotary to take the leadership training program. This will help teach me the skills I will need as I look at future job opportunities,” said 15 year old Brandon Liston, Easter Seals national ambassador. “I am sure this is the case for many others like me and it is all because of people like Robert – and the Kids to Camp Club!”
Easter Seals will highlight McIntyre on a special installation at their local camp and nationally in the organization’s annual report. As well, they will be sent invites to special Easter Seals’ events as an honorary guest.
Since 1979, CENTURY 21 System members around the world have supported local Easter Seals families through fundraising and volunteering. To date, they have contributed over $111 million. Last year alone, CENTURY 21 offices across Canada raised over $650,000 for Easter Seals.
About the Kids to Camp program
In 2009, CENTURY 21 Canada™ introduced the Kids to Camp program, sending children to one of 16 summer camps run by Easter Seals across the country. Through events like The Drop Zone, 24 hour relays, Woman2Warrior, and locally organized fundraising functions, System members have provided over 1,000 children with the independence of fully-accessible summer camps and memorable experiences throughout Canada.
How are Easter Seals camps different?
Each camp is specially designed and equipped to accommodate children and young adults with special needs. The addition and maintenance of ramps and lifts, the modification of doorways, washrooms, the purchase of specialized sports equipment like climbing walls and giant swings are just a few of the expenses unique to these kinds of operations.