CANADA – Each week, Sutton Spirit promotes the volunteer work and charitable projects of Sutton Brokers, REALTORS® and staff across Canada. This free service is designed to raise community profiles in a meaningful way. Studies show that not only does it feel great to give back, there are also marketing and networking benefits. When you get involved in charitable projects, you make direct connections with people who share similar interests and you become a recognized and respected contributor.
Over the years, some of the offices and individuals featured on Sutton Spirit have told us that clients and REALTORS® have contacted them specifically because of our stories highlighting their projects. Others have reported that Sutton Spirit has helped to increase participation or boost donations.
All Sutton Spirit stories are distributed to media and Sutton members in the region. Our site www.suttonspirit.com is an online archive, making it easy to share social media links. We also produce an annual magazine, which is delivered to all Sutton offices.
Contact us to write your story for you free of charge. Our writer will follow up to gather a few details, comments and a photograph or two. In most cases, it requires no more than 10 to 15 minutes of your time.
Spring and summer are a great time to get into the spirit! Consider these ideas:
• Office barbeques are a fun, social way to support your favourite charity.
• Cook a meal at a soup kitchen or donate ingredients.
• Join in fun runs, golf tournaments and cycling fundraisers.
• Explore “voluntourism”; many tour companies combine international travel with opportunities to build homes, teach English, protect endangered animals, and more.
• Spring Clean Up Days beautify communities and can require just 20 minutes of time.
• Daffodil Month and Relay for Life are fundraisers for the Canadian Cancer Society.
• Search local listings for unique opportunities (e.g., www.toronto-charities.ca offers ideas ranging from protective vests for police dogs to mentoring youth).
What are you waiting for? Giving back can be enjoyable and rewarding!
Sutton is a 100% Canadian-owned and operated company with more than 8,000 REALTORS® in over 200 offices nationwide. To find out more about Sutton, visit www.sutton.com. To learn more about Sutton Spirit, visit www.suttonspirit.com.
Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. Contact:
Sandra Vujatovic - 604-691-1655