RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) Day is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, tens of thousands of Keller Williams associates from across the globe participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighbourhoods in which they serve.
This year we will be aiding the newest Adam House on Thursday, May 9th.
Where would you go if you had nothing and you knew no one?
Having nothing and knowing no one is often just the beginning of the barriers our residents face. Often times there is a language barrier. Refugee claimants are dealing with numerous issues-trauma that was experienced in their home country and on their journey to Canada, and often living with the anguish of leaving family behind.
Adam House provides refugee claimants with clean and safe living accommodations. The staff at Adam House provides assistance and advice with immigration procedures, primarily to our residents and former residents. They provide referrals to legal services, medical assistance, and community resources. However, Adam House is much more than shelter or the services we provide. Adam House is home. A place where residents find friendship and support-from staff and each other. Adam House is also a place where refugee claimants can find hope for their future.
Keller Williams Portfolio Realty RED Day 2019 Plan and Needs List
When: Thursday May 9th 2019, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Adam House, 15 Silas Hill Drive in North York
What: Our plan is to tackle the following projects prior to new families moving into the home, which serves as a transitional housing opportunity for refugee claimants. It is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 kitchen semi, with a cute backyard in a residential neighborhood.
1. Picking up, delivering and assembling new bunk beds.
2. Cleaning and patching/painting the entire interior of the house
3. Backyard clean-up and planting
4. Stocking the kitchen with small kitchen appliances, dishes, cutlery and pots/pans
5. Decorating where possible
6. Repairing a basement step
Here is the list of supplies we’ll need for all of our tasks. We are hoping that much of this can be donated by our amazing clients by reaching out to them this week, and arranging for pick-ups or drop-offs next week. We are also giving clients the opportunity to make cash donations to fill the gaps, and to buy supplies.
Cleaning: j cloths/green scrubbies, bleach, Kitchen/Bathroom cleaner, Tile and grout cleaner, windex, garbage bags, rubber gloves, buckets, recycling bags, vacuum.
Painting: 10 gallons of paint (color tbd), drop cloths/plastic tarps, paint brushes, rollers and sleeves, paint trays, empty paint cans, plastic bags for brushes, cloths, ladders, extension poles, painters tape
Patching/repairing: mud, scrapers/spatulas, 4 feet of framing wood, hand saw, tape measure, nails/screws, screwdrivers, cordless tools, sandpaper
Backyard: rakes, waste bags, work gloves, plants, potting soil, garden tools, kids soccer nets, soccer balls
Bunk bed assembly: power drills, box cutters
Kitchen Items: pots, pans, dishes, cups, glasses, cutlery, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, microwave
Decorative: curtains x 8, artwork
Big ticket item: Fridge, truck rental
We are very excited about the Keller Williams Realty’s RED Day initiative and are confident that the success of this program will encourage others to donate their time for the benefit of our community. We look forward to including you in our success