Throughout the year, members of organized real estate work together to make a difference in their communities by volunteering time and raising funds for a diverse array of causes close to their hearts. However, the pandemic-related difficulties that charitable organizations faced in 2020 inspired VIREB members to go above and beyond by donating over $70,000 to charities in VIREB’s six primary zones. Several students throughout the VIREB area also received $500 and $1,000 bursaries. Organizations benefitting from the donations included food banks, the John Howard Society, the Salvation Army, hospices, RCMP Victim Services, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, the BC SPCA, and the Red Cross. The following homeless shelters also received $500 donations from VIREB in honour of November’s 2020 REALTORS Care® Week, which focused on the plight of people experiencing homelessness in Canada.

  • Campbell River and North Island Transition Society
  • The Salvation Army (Comox Valley)
  • Warmland House (Duncan)
  • Samaritan House Emergency Women’s Shelter (Nanaimo)
  • Society of Organized Services (Parksville)
  • Port Alberni Shelter Society