PKAR’s primary focus is supporting initiatives, through the REALTORS Care® Foundation, that directly benefit registered charities who address shelter based needs in our community.
As such, we provide support to Canadian registered charities located in Peterborough County who share our commitment to building strong communities through our annual grant program. Since 2014 we have donated over $80,000.00 to local charities through the REALTORS Care Foundation.
2020 Selected Charity
Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® (PKAR) is pleased to announce The Mount Community Centre (TMCC) as our 2020 Selected Charity. With TMCC's affordable housing units providing a safe and accessible place for low income individuals and families, PKAR is more than happy to focus our 2020 fundraising efforts toward supporting a solution to the ongoing issue of affordable housing in our city.
"The Mount's 43 apartments provide an opportunity for low income individuals to have a place to call home" says PKAR President Chiarina Payne "and everyone deserves a safe place to call home".
"We are very grateful that Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors (PKAR) share our passion for creating affordable housing, supports, and community," states Steve Kylie, Board Chair, The Mount Community Centre. "Through their financial commitment, we can effect positive change and improve quality of life for residents in Peterborough and district. We understand the importance of the comfort of home in people's lives and look forward to helping our local people facing shelter-related challenges find that comfort. The money raised by PKAR will be used to continue the redevelopment of The Mount Community Centre to improve the lives of those living, working and visiting the facility."
As the topic of affordable housing continues to be on the top of the minds of many residents of Peterborough, PKAR is pleased to support a local organization who are dedicated to making a difference for those in need.