Being an Edmonton Realtor is more than helping people buy and sell homes – it’s also about giving back to the community. One of my favourite ways to do this is to make all of my listings a Miracle Home.
What is a Miracle Home? It is a house on the market that when sold, a part of the sale is donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. You can recognize a Miracle Home by the yellow balloon and purple teddy bear on the For Sale sign.
The Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across Canada and the United States. The Children’s Miracle Network distributes the donations to local member hospitals to provide funds to help save and improve the lives of millions of children.
As a RE/MAX Realtor, I was surprised to know that only RE/MAX provides Miracle Homes and is also Canada’s largest contributing sponsor to the Children’s Miracle Network, donating more than $64 million to this great cause.
In Edmonton, RE/MAX Realtors’ support goes specifically to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. In 2016, Edmonton RE/MAX realtors and home owners donated $450,000, and since 1992 they have donated more than $5 million!
The Stollery Children’s Hospital provides specialized and acute care for children of all ages from premature babies to older teens throughout Western Canada. The Stollery is a leader in saving lives and providing remarkable treatment for children who are critically ill or injured. Each year the Stollery cares for more than 215,000 patients. Donations provide state-of-the-art equipment, research funds, training opportunities, in-hospital programs for kids to play like kids again, and so much more. Miracle Homes improve the lives of children in our community by providing them with world-class care when they need it most.
There are countless stories of how the lives of children and their families are greatly improved because of the care they receive at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Samantha Roth is one parent who shares, “When Liam was 16 months old he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at another hospital where the care he received was confusing and slow. When we moved to Edmonton and transferred his care to the Stollery, they went above and beyond our expectations. They take the time to listen to our concerns and are extremely supportive. If we ever moved away from Edmonton, I would keep Liam’s care at the Stollery and drive hours and hours for his appointments.”
Since the Stollery Children’s Hospital greatly improves the lives of numerous children, I’m going to continue to sell homes with the yellow balloon and purple teddy bear on the For Sale sign so that miracles will continue to happen.
If you are thinking of selling in the near future, please feel free to contact me to discuss your goals.
I am here to help!