For over 30 years CENTURY 21 Canada has been encouraging their System members to support Easter Seals and help send kids with disabilities to Camps where they can experience something truly special. When we hear about how an office who’s been inspired to make a difference, it’s nice to share their story.
Stephen Chow, owner of CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc., was lucky enough to attend summer camps throughout his childhood. He remembers his time at camp with fondness, but as a kid, he took it for granted that going to camp was just “something you did.”
He realized how lucky he actually was after meeting the Easter Seals Youth Ambassador, Melissa, during the CENTURY 21 Canadian Conference in September 2011. Melissa attended the Conference with her mother to share her story about how Easter Seals Summer Camps had made a difference in her life. Loving to share her joy with hugs, she was inspiration to all who met her.
Inspired by the courage Melissa has, Stephen hoped to try and make a difference for at least one child with disabilities in 2011. He brought the challenge to his team at CENTURY 21 Atria Realty, and a fundraising committee, made up of sales professionals and support staff, was created. They’ve been tasked to come up with ways they could fundraise for Easter Seals.
A silent auction and raffle was planned for their 2011 Christmas party. Held at the Shangri-la Banquet Hall & Convention Centre in Markham, the event was well attended by staff and various business partners along with a special guest, an Easter Seals Youth Ambassador. Stephen and his team raised $3677.08 for Easter Seals and one lucky raffle winner, Scott Nguyen went home an extra bit of cash.
CENTURY 21 Atria Realty has set a goal of raising $5000 in 2012. Their first fundraising event is coming up on Valentine’s Day.
We wish Stephen and his team at CENTURY 21 Atria Realty the best of luck in raising funds for Easter Seals. It’s truly a cause worth championing.