Real Estate News
Southern Tier Wins Top Honors in NYSAR's Used Phone Drive
Posted October 16, 2014
The New York State Association of REALTORS®' Young Professionals Network Group held a used cell phone collection drive at the recent NYSAR Fall Business Meetings at Turning Stone Resort to benefit victims of domestic violence.
To encourage participation, NYSAR made it a contest between their 8 geographic regions. Coming out on top, of course, was the Southern Tier (Binghamton, Elmira-Corning, Ithaca, Cortland and Otsego-Delaware), who collected over 70 phones for this great cause!
On Thursday, October 9th, NYSAR Southern Tier Regional Vice-President and Ithaca Board of REALTORS® State Director, Amy Wood Gonzalez delivered the phones to The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County.
Amy Wood Gonzalez of NYSAR (left) and Christie Hillenbrand (right)
"Thank you so much for collecting the cell phones for our agency. It means so much not only to us but for the lives of our clients. Some of the cell phones that were collected will become phones that can be used to contact emergency personnel if needed. Any cell phone, even without minutes can be used to call 911. It is a tool that we use with our clients for safety planning purposes. The rest of the phones will be sent to the shelter alliance. From the Shelter Alliance we receive a donation that helps us give the highest level of support to our community. Thank you so much for supporting us in the work that we do!" Christie Hillenbrand, Advocate/Counselor at the Center
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IBR Raises $3350 for Habitat for Humanity for Tompkins and Cortland Counties
Posted October 14, 2014
The Ithaca Board of REALTORS® organizes and sponsors a fundraiser every year to benefit a local not-for-profit organization. This year, Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties was chosen to be the recipient and the goal was to donate "closing gifts" to five families that purchase a Habitat Home.
As is often the case, the buyers have difficulties raising the funds needed to close. This year's fundraiser was a huge success and raised enough to allocate closing gifts to six families! The donation was presented to Shannon MacCarrick, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, at the Ithaca Board of REALTORS'® annual fall luncheon on September 24th.
Lindsay Hart, co- chairman of the IBR Advertising/PR committee presents this year's donations to Shannon MacCarrick, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, at the Ithaca Board of REALTORS annual fall luncheon.
Members of the Ithaca Board of REALTORS® public relations and advertising committee include, Lindsay Hart, co-chair, Leslie Intemann, co-chair, Brent Katzman, Bintu Sidiki, Tim Thomas, Emily Doyle, and Megan Van Sickle.