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Greenwich REALTORS® Give Back to the Community

December 30th, 2020 (Greenwich, CT)–  The Board of Directors for the Greenwich Association of REALTORS® and Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc. is proud to announce over $50,000 in year-end charitable donations to community organizations. 

“Due to the increased activity our local real estate market has seen this year, our Board felt strongly about making sure to provide assistance and recognition to those organizations across town who continue to make Greenwich a fantastic place to live and work,” explained 2020 GAR President, and Broker of New England Land Company, John McAtee. “We are thrilled to support and further the efforts of these local resources as they continue to respond to the unprecedented demands of the ongoing pandemic.”

The funds have been distributed to eight local non-profits and services to provide additional support during this time of increased need due to COVID-19:

Abilis, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services and supports for over 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through the lifespan.

Greenwich Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), a not-for-profit organization, is the sole provider of emergency services to the Town of Greenwich.

Greenwich United Way has been a trusted partner of the Greenwich community, government and local organizations since 1933. The company has focused on community solutions in the areas of education, financial stability and health for over 85 years.

Kids in Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis. Crisis can include domestic violence, mental health concerns, homelessness, substance abuse, economic difficulties, and other critical challenges. The Kids In Crisis Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day with trained Crisis Counselors, and provides free, confidential phone and face-to-face intervention, counseling, and referrals. 

Neighbor to Neighbor improves the lives of residents in need throughout the Greenwich area and strengthens our community by creating access to food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. 

River House founded in 1977, remains committed to providing the highest quality care to aging adults in Greenwich, Stamford, and the surrounding areas while offering guidance and support to their caregivers. River House's mission is to provide adult day care that works for all families.

Greenwich Silver Shield Association an organization of Professional Police Officers providing excellent police services to the citizens and business community of the Town of Greenwich, supporting programs that promote safety and better police/community relations.

Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG) a Greenwich non-profit serving Greenwich residents of all ages with safe, reliable, convenient and courteous transportation. 

In addition to the year-end contributions to local charities, members of the Greenwich Association of REALTORS® and Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc. also participated in raising funds and awareness for various other initiatives throughout 2020. Those efforts included contributions to the Greenwich Community Projects Fund, which was responsible for bringing the holiday lights back to downtown Greenwich this season. 

GAR and GMLS members also hosted multiple virtual food drives to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, as well as participated in the CT REALTORS® Foundation “Be Homeful for the Holidays” campaign in partnership with the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, which has provided holiday cheer to more than 5,000 children living in CT shelters and has helped more than 1,000 families avoid the hardship of homelessness.

The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® is the professional board of choice for the real estate industry in Greenwich. Established in 1924, the association provides professional development and services for REALTORS® (including the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc.) and represents the concerns and interests of private property and home ownership rights. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, GAR and GMLS serve over 1200 members and subscribers combined.