What is the Realtor® Charity Challenge?
The Salt Lake Board of Realtors® holds a long history of helping others. For most Realtors®, service to others comes easily. Members can be found serving at local community events, collecting for sub-for-Santa programs, volunteering at local charities or helping a neighbor. In fact, the Board’s four-part mission includes service as a main objective.
This year the Board is challenging all members to expand their efforts by taking part in the Realtors® Charity Challenge, a family-friendly event and competition designed to raise money to build a home for a deserving Salt Lake family with Habitat for Humanity.
When is the event?
On Thursday, June 16 from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, the Realtors® Charity Challenge will be held at the Realtor® Campus in Sandy. The event will include food and entertainment and offers a fun way to help a family achieve home ownership.
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What is the “competition?”
Starting in May the Realtor® Charity Challenge committee will be issuing a series of smaller ‘challenges’ to brokerages and agents in the hopes of some friendly competitive fundraising. The smaller challenges may include collecting items needed for the Habitat build. The value of these items will be matched by cash donations of sponsors, whose money will be held in the Board’s new 501(c)3 charity fund. More information will be posted on this page, in the coming weeks, with the details and instructions regarding those challenges .
To get our membership into the charitable and challenging/competitive spirit we are issuing three weeks of office challenges starting this coming Monday, May 23.
Week 1: May 23 – May 27 – Paint Brushes/Rollers
Week 2: May 30 – June 3 – Painters Tape
Week 3: June 6 – June 10 – Paint Trays/Liners
Each week we challenge your office to collect items that are needed for Habitat for Humanity builds. Challenge your co-workers and/or other offices to see who can collect the most items. If collecting the items seems too easy challenge the competitiveness and ad a monetary donation that the losing team has to pay!
Tracking: We want to see who is stepping up to the challenge so be sure to post videos of you issuing your challenge to another office and tag @saltlakerealtors (Instagram) or Salt Lake Board of Realtors (Facebook), #slbrevents, and, #slbrcharities. At the end of each week be sure to post a picture of your office with all of the items you have collected and the total number of items collected (and don’t forget to tag the Board.)
Collection/Drop-Off: Please collect all of your items and bring them to the Board for the event on Thursday, June 16th. Please drop-off items at the designated tables by the stage by 3:00 PM. The event begins at 4:00 PM.
Winner Recognition: Winners of the weekly challenges will receive a trophy and be recognized on stage at the Charity Challenge event. The winners of the weekly challenges will present representatives from Habitat for Humanity with all of the collected items from their respective winning week.
How can I help?
There are several ways to get involved!
Will my donations be tax deductible?
Yes, the Salt Lake Board of Realtors® has recently set up a 501(c)3 which allows donations to be made directly to the SLBR Charities and they will be tax deductible. For more information about tax deductions and other related questions, please consult your tax advisor. Donate Now