The stores are advertising big sales, families gathering together to decorate their homes and the Christmas spirit is swirling all around us. But what if you didn’t have the money to buy those presents or a home to decorate? What if everyday was a struggle and you didn’t have a home? Finding a warm place to sleep, something to eat and medical care when you are sick becomes more important then baking Christmas cookies and finding the perfect present. What if the only thing on your Christmas wish list was a home?
In Toronto, there are over 5,000 people who are homeless and 3200 people on the wait list for supportive housing. The reasons they become homeless varies from situation to situation and it is usually beyond their control. Sometimes they are victims of violence, some are new immigrants or refugees to Canada and others are people falling on hard times. It is a devastating statistic and it should tug at your heart strings, especially this time of year.
This holiday season, The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and REALTORS® have proudly partnered with Habitat for Humanity GTA to inspire Canadian families to donate towards local building projects to put a roof over another family’s head. By visiting GingerbreadDreamHome.ca, Canadians can experience the value of a REALTOR® while touring a festively-designed imaginary home and donate towards a local Habitat for Humanity project.
Whether buying or selling a home, your REALTOR® is knowledgeable, highly-motivated and can help guide you through the transaction with competent and professional advice suited to your lifestyle. Your REALTOR® will help guide you through the biggest financial transaction of your life.
Open your heart and your wallet this holiday season and give the gift of “home” this season through Gingerbread Dream Home campaign to build homes for families in need.
Simply visit GingerbreadDreamHome.ca between Nov 16 and Dec 13th, and donate any amount towards a local Habitat for Humanity building project.
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Let’s make everyone’s holidays merrier!