May 4, 2023
Guelph, Ontario - The Guelph & District Association of REALTORS® was proud to help open the doors at the newly renovated Bellevue Youth Shelter by Wyndham House open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 4. Wyndham House was also celebrating their 50th anniversary at the event.
For the past few years, GDAR has sold REALTORS Care® hoodies and tees to raise funds for the charity and during REALTORS Care® Week last November, GDAR held a bedding drive and supplied enough bedding for all 3 Wyndham House Youth Shelters.
Although GDAR has been involved with the organization in these ways, we were especially excited for the opportunity to partner with Wyndham House on this new initiative as an "Adopt-a-Room" sponsor.
GDAR's bedroom sponsorship will provide one of the eight residents with furniture, bedding, and the other comforts that REALTORS® know can mean the difference between a house and a home.
Prior to the open house and ribbon cutting, the GDAR Public Relations Committee had the opportunity to tour the new facility and set up the adopted bedroom for the new resident's arrival. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of Wyndham House and our REALTORS® were amazed by the truly innovative renovations that have gone into making this a state-of-the-art facility.
The long-term shelter will provide private rooms for up to eight youths between 16 and 25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness in our local community. Bellevue will also provide all of the additional services that Wyndham House is known for to help youth successfully transition into independent adult life.
From Wyndham House “This unique supportive housing project is considered to be a role model for reducing youth homelessness in the city. By creating a real sense of home and life skills, youth who would normally struggle with core needs have a chance for a bright future. It truly takes a village to raise youth.”
Congratulations on this huge achievement Wyndham House and thank you to all of our REALTOR® members who continue to support housing-related charities in our community.
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