B.C. CENTURY 21 realtors raise over $114,000 in 2017 for Easter Seals BC/Yukon
CENTURY 21 has a record-breaking year raising funds for Easter Seals camps
February 27, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – CENTURY 21 realtors from 14 offices throughout British Columbia raised over $114,000 in 2017 for BC Easter Seals camps – their best year to date. Known as their C21 Kids to Camp Program, CENTURY 21 realtors take part by donating their time and money to numerous fundraising initiatives they put on throughout the year.
“The CENTURY 21 family here in B.C. had a great year raising funds for our Easter Seals camps and we are so thankful for their generosity,” says Charlene Krepiakevich, President & CEO, Easter Seals BC/Yukon – a charity that supports and enables access for individuals with disabilities. “CENTURY 21’s fundraising efforts show such a compassion for individuals with disabilities and their desire to join us in creating a future where all children with disabilities will benefit from Easter Seals is a partnership we care very deeply about.”
The donation from CENTURY 21 will help fund the Easter Seals camp at Winfield this summer in the Okanagan Valley. Since 1968, Camp Winfield has provided an overnight summer camping experience for children, teens and young adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. In the last ten years, over 2,300 individuals have taken part in camp.
“The goal of our camps is to provide safe, fun activities in an environment where the focus is on abilities, not disabilities,” explains Krepiakevich. “Giving campers an opportunity to try activities like canoeing, wheelchair basketball, water polo or just having a simple water balloon war, we see their confidence, independence and interaction with their peers improve so much by the end of the week. Campers then bring these skills and confidence back home allowing them to have meaningful relationships and be active members of their communities.”
CENTURY 21 sets the gold standard for real estate support and charitable giving. Through their generosity in 2017, more kids living with disabilities will get the opportunity to experience the power of Easter Seals fully-accessible summer camp – a magical place that encourages independence, instils confidence, boosts self-esteem and changes a life forever.
“For more than 40 years CENTURY 21 has pioneered the way for real estate entrepreneurs to thrive, inspiring them to give 121% to their clients and Easter Seals has done the same for people with disabilities giving them opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities,” says owners of CENTURY 21 In Town Realty Ltd., Michael and Heather La Prairie from Vancouver. “We are proud to support their initiative to send kids with disabilities to camp and let kids be kids no matter what their ability.”
For more information about the C21 Kids to Camp Program please visit www.C21KidstoCamp.ca
Charlene Krepiakevich, President and CEO Easter Seals BC/Yukon (second from right), receives a donation on February 16, 2018 from CENTURY 21 representatives Bill Hubbard (Vernon), Max Carone (Kelowna), Anna Carbone (Kelowna) and Michael La Prairie (Vancouver).
About CENTURY 21
CENTURY 21 has supported Easter Seals as their charity of choice since 1979. Proudly Canadian owned, they are the world’s largest and most recognized residential real estate franchise with more than 9,000 System members in 272 cities across Canada. Concerned with more than just real estate, they are dedicated to improving the communities that their customers, and System members, call home. CENTURY 21 Canada has raised more than $10.4 million in support of local Easter Seals across Canada, giving hundreds of kids fully-accessible summer camp experiences. www.century21.ca