OMDREB REALTORS® Donate $46,000 To Local Charity Supporting Grieving Children

Oakville, ON, DECEMBER 16, 2021 The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) is pleased to announce that through the organization’s annual fundraising efforts coupled with grants distributed from the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation, OMDREB REALTORS donated a grand total of $46,000 to The Lighthouse for Grieving Children.

OMDREB’s President’s Charity initiative, first established in 2010, supports a local shelter-based charity that assists individuals and families in Oakville, Milton, or Halton Hills. 2021 President Lynn Hoffmann chose Lighthouse to be the recipient for her tenure and revealed the final donation total at OMDREB’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 8.

“There are dozens of charities that are worthy of support in Oakville, Milton, and beyond, but ones dealing with children hold a special place for me. It is extremely important that children have a safe support system where they can deal with their grief in whichever way they choose,” says Hoffmann. “I am so proud to be giving The Lighthouse For Grieving Children substantial help to directly support children and families in our communities.”

The Lighthouse helps children and their families along their healing journey when grieving loss. Lighthouse provides a home-like environment with many places to gather, chat, play, and process while offering unique assistance tailored to children through on-site facilitators and volunteers.

“The last two years have been extremely difficult for charities, and Lighthouse is no exception. This is a significant donation for such a small organization, and therefore it makes a huge difference. We are seeing much more complicated and prolonged grief because of COVID, so it is even more important now to create that safe space for these kids,” said Deirdre Thomas, Executive Director of Lighthouse while addressing members at OMDREB’s AGM. “I want to give a warm thank-you to all of the members of OMDREB.”

Discover more about The Lighthouse For Grieving Children and learn about the impact they have on children and their families here.

For additional information about The OMDREB’s President’s Charity, click here.

About The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB)

The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board represents over 2,000 REALTORS who serve the communities of Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and the surrounding areas. OMDREB serves its members through a variety of support and services, including professional development, technology, and advocacy.