Giving back to the community is a priority for many REALTOR® associations across the state year-round, but it’s especially important during the holiday season when so many in the community need assistance. Below, we’ve collected a list of charitable-giving efforts throughout the state this month.
If you know of a charitable-giving effort or association event that is not on this list, please let us know in the comment section!
Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®
DMAR Gives is the Denver Metro Association of Realtors®’ social responsibility program that envisions a Denver Metro community in which everyone has access to a home, equality in the homebuying process, and support in achieving self-sufficiency in life. DMAR Gives works to provide funding to programs that improve the quality of life for Coloradans and create a path toward stable housing and homeownership, as well as provide housing-related disaster relief in the communities where our members live and work. Please consider making a donation to DMAR Gives.
South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association
South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association joining forces with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Denver to deliver gifts to children in our community to brighten their holiday! To participate, bring an unwrapped toy or gift for children ages 6 to 18 to the SMDRA office or the Holiday Brunch on Dec. 2. See gift suggestions below:
- Gift Cards (Starbucks, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, Amazon)
- Sports equipment
- Art supplies
- Clothes, shoes
- New toys
- Board/video games
- Action figures/dolls
SMDRA’s Holiday Brunch is in support of our own local Boys and Girls Clubs, which are part of the fabric of every community in America. Why Boys and Girls Clubs? To support the partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. As the premier youth-serving organization in the U.S., Boys and Girls Clubs serve as a “home away from home” for nearly four million kids each year during the critical time after school and in the summer. SMDRA is working to give back and make a difference for boys and girls, while strengthening our communities.
Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Foundation
REcolorado is a proud supporter of the CAR Foundation. Through grants made to non-profit organizations, the CAR Foundation assists Coloradans with safe and attainable housing, homebuyer education, and housing-related disaster assistance. The foundation also supports organizations providing long-term housing for veterans, emergency shelter for domestic violence victims, and programs for homelessness prevention. Grants are awarded state-wide.
Join us in our support of Colorado communities by making a donation to the CAR Foundation today.
Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®
The FCBR Community Outreach team is a group of REALTOR® and Affiliate members who are passionate about volunteering their time and assistance to the community. To learn about their annual events, which support a number of charitable organizations, visit their informational webpage.
Grand County Board of REALTORS®
Join Grand County Board of REALTORS® as they support scholarships, the GBOR “Shop Off,” Back Pack and School Supply Drive, and more to Grand County.
Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS®
Winter is coming! Help support those in need by donating warm clothing items like hates, gloves, and socks to MMAR’s Annual Holiday Collection. Please drop off your donations in the holiday drop-off bins located at the following addresses:
- MMAR at The Stone House, Main Level
- Keller Williams – Evergreen and Conifer Offices
- RE/MAX – Evergreen and Conifer Offices
- Coldwell Banker – Evergreen Office
- Madison – Evergreen Office
Steamboat Springs Board of REALTORS®
Inspired by one REALTOR®’s experience helping a friend to “keep the lights and heat on” during the pandemic, the Steamboat Springs Board of REALTORS® has created the Community Utility Support Program (CUSP) with the hope that the fund will grow into the future and help individuals in crisis.
- The REALTORS® will donate raised funds to two local organizations, LiftUp Routt County and Community Budget Center, both of which historically require additional funds to meet the demand for utility support in Routt County. These two organizations will approve individual requests and pay companies directly with allocated funds.
- Focusing on utilities, CUSP will free up funds for these two organizations so that they have more funds to allocate to other housing needs.
- Steamboat REALTORS® invite all affiliates and community members to contribute to this much needed support.
- The CUSP fund will be housed at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, allowing for an easy and tax-deductible platform for anyone to donate.
To donate or learn more, visit yvcf.org/cusp >>
You can also join the Steamboat Springs Board of REALTORS® for the 35th Annual REALTOR® Community Christmas Dinner on December 25 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center (located next to the Transit Center). Everyone is invited to enjoy the great food and good company!
Vail Board of REALTORS®
The Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation (VBRF) was established in 1996 to help promote community efforts for the Vail Board of Realtors®. Today its mission is: To support the community, non-profit organizations, and VBR members with need-based financial assistance, education, and disaster relief. Learn more about ways you can help support the VBRF.