Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation. Year after year, the OxleyRobert Team is proud to be in the Top 10% donors to this incredible charity. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and education programs geared toward violence prevention. The administrative costs of the Shelter Foundation are underwritten so that 100% of of every donation goes directly to helping their cause.
Sick Kids Foundation is the largest Canadian non-governmental granting agency dedicated to children’s health. Established in 1972, Sick Kids Foundation has granted over $500 million to The Hospital for Sick Children and over $60 million to researchers across the country. Like many Toronto families, members of the OxleyRobert Team have rushed their own children to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and are grateful to have benefitted from their cutting-edge research and outstanding care. The OxleyRobert Team donate generously in support of this internationally renowned organization.
Casey House is a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital with community programs including home nursing care and outreach. Founded in 1988, they were the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility in Canada. The OxleyRobert Team is inspired by their commitment to provide compassionate, community-based health care for people living with the medically complex experiences of HIV/AIDS, which is why they are proud annual supporters of Casey House’s signature fundraising event, Art with Heart.
The Scott Mission is a non-denominational street mission in downtown Toronto, serving the poor and needy of our city. Their various ministries offer support and provisions for the homeless, low-income families, children and youth. The OxleyRobert Team dutifully support this centre each holiday season by purchasing turkey dinners for 50+ people, winter coats, Christmas toys for children and basic supplies for families thus helping the many people who benefit from the mission’s 75-year legacy of empowerment, love and service. As an immigrant family from England to Toronto in the late 1950s, the Oxleys have donated to this charity for more than 50 years.
In December 2016, the OxleyRobert Team participated in The Shoebox Project for the first time. We created a shoebox filled with special items, including a new journal and pens, cozy mittens and socks, gift cards and a few yummy chocolates. We hope our box brought joy to its recipient at The Red Door Shelter in Leslieville. We look forward to making shoeboxes again next holiday season and encourage others to join the initiative and #GiveLove.
The Trace Manes Playground Rejuvenation Project in Memory of Georgia Walsh is a cause near and dear to our hearts. In July of 2014, Georgia Grace Walsh, the beloved 6½-year-old daughter of our friends, stepped off the curb on a green light. Within seconds her life tragically came to a sudden end. In the wake of tragedy, Georgia's mother - Jillian Walsh - valiantly rose up to send a community-wide message: while her daughter's accident was tragic, it does not mean that children aren't safe in their own neighbourhood.
To pay tribute to Georgia and her love of outdoor play, the Walsh family began the incredible effort of raising $1 Million to revitalize the Trace Manes Playground - a place that was very special to Georgia. We are proud to have helped raise thousands of dollars for the Project, as playgrounds are a vital asset to any community. As of early 2017, the Project had surpassed its $1 Million base goal and is on its way to achieving its stretch goal of $1.2 Million!