Arizona Realtors embrace philanthropic effort of trade association
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Arizona Realtors, the largest trade association in Arizona representing over 55,000 members, is trying to make a difference through its ‘Realtors are Good Neighbors’ initiative.
This program from the National Association of Realtors encourages members of statewide and local associations to join in on the nationwide philanthropic initiative while maximizing the impact of their volunteer time, according to a press release.
“From monetary donations to blood drives to fire and flood relief, Arizona Realtors are doing their part to give back to programs and nonprofit organizations across the state,” said Scott Drucker, CEO of the Arizona Realtors, in a prepared statement. “This outpouring of support from our members not only serves our neighbors but strengthens our communities.”
Arizona Realtors started 2023 off strong by contributing $15k to the Arizona Housing Fund, a dedicated and sustainable funding source for nonprofit agencies that build and operate permanent supportive, low-income, and working poor housing units.
This support from Arizona Realtors will ensure that more housing units are constructed that meet the growing needs of the community in Arizona and help contribute to the overall goal to reduce homelessness.
The staff also volunteers regularly in Arizona, including at St. Mary’s Food Bank and Project C.U.R.E., the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies for hospitals and clinics in underdeveloped areas of the world, where Arizona Realtors volunteered their time to help pack medical boxes.
A snapshot of work by Scottsdale Realtors
As a premier blood partner, Scottsdale Realtors has scheduled and donated venue space for over 17 American Red Cross blood drives. The association’s recent donations have regularly exceeded collection goals with an average contribution of 36 units per drive for a total of over 617 units.
Additionally, Scottsdale Realtors gives back to its own membership through the member relief fund that provides financial assistance to Scottsdale Realtors experiencing a crisis or catastrophic event. Those eligible to apply include Scottsdale Realtors, affiliate and staff members, as well as their immediate family.