There's no place like home.

We invest in our region's housing needs because everyone deserves a place to call home.

Join the Movement

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DRIVING FORCE

Formed in 2016, Michigan REALTORS® Who Care, is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on housing issues in our region.

CURRENT GOAL

To allow us to make a significant impact on our commuity, our goal is to raise $50,000 by year-end 2018. 

 

JOIN US

Join the movement by making a donation, staying connected via email, and marking your calendar for our third annual fundraiser event.

 

Be a Part of 2018's Community Impact 
Eastside Gateway Project

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care is partnering with the Kalamazoo County Land Bank to build eight affordable small homes in East Kalamazoo in a small "pocket" along the East Michigan corridor. 

In 2017, the Land Bank engaged with Eastside residents and stakeholders to gather input, then, a charrette was held in the fall 2017 where they gathered interested parties to help guide the project development. Construction will begin in spring 2018, with the hope that at least one home will be ready for the Parade of Homes in June 2018.

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care and the Kalamazoo County Land Bank are asking for your support to help bring more housing to Kalamazoo's Eastside, which has seen more and more vacant lots crop up. These tiny homes will be high quality, affordable to buy and maintain, and visually attractive, thus brightening this important corridor near Kalamazoo's downtown.  

Join us in this one-of-kind project which will establish a new housing dynamic on Kalamazoo's Eastside and create a "pocket" of vibrancy along with new affordable housing. 

 

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Friday, November 30th, 2018, at Zazio's

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2017 Michigan REALTORS  Who Care Donors

The third annual fundraiser will kick off at 1:45 pm on November 30th, 2018, at Zazio's inside the Radisson. Join us for a fabulous Red-Carpet Fundraiser that is sure to be a lot of fun—all while supporting an excellent cause that we all believe in. 

 

We will be offering unlimited complimentary drinks and desserts as well as live entertainment. This is a limited-ticket event. Tickets are $50.00 per person and are tax deductible. The generosity of our sponsors allows 100% of the funds raised from ticket sales and donations at this event to go toward future Michigan REALTORS® Who Care projects!

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Drinks

Enjoy unlimited complimentary bar service during the event.

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Entertainment

Whether you're dancing or listening, the entertainment is sure to put you in the holiday mood.

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Savory & Sweet

Treat yourself at our custom-designed appetizer spread and decadent dessert display.

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Photos

Commemorate this elegant affair with a professional keepsake photo, printed on-site.

Thank You Sponsors!

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Interested in supporting this festive fundraiser? Download Sponsorship Information (PDF)


Meet the Board

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care

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Robin Pompey
President
Shelly Pattison
Secretary
Greg Miller
Treasurer
GKAR RE/MAX ADVANTAGE Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI

 

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Bill Evenboer 
Board Member
Dennis Field 
Board Member 
Dan Jaqua 
Board Member
Evenboer-Walton REALTORS® Keller Williams Kalamazoo Jaqua, REALTORS®

 


2017's Community Impact

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care supports the Kalamazoo County Land Bank based on their great success with several projects in the Kalamazoo area. Two great examples are Marketplace and Prairie Gardens. The development of Marketplace resulted in 23 affordable homes being built and sold in the Edison neighborhood, removing blighted homes, and revitalizing the area. The Prairie Gardens Project resulted in 24 units being built for a mixed-income housing. The development removed a large blighted structure and created a community for seniors 55 years and older, with accessible and energy efficient cottage-style duplexes. 

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The proposed Eastside Neighborhood Project will also remove blighted homes, build 8 new “Tiny Homes” that will provide affordable housing and a path to homeownership. This project has the potential to be duplicated in other areas in the city or across the county.

 

Kalamazoo County Land Bank hosted a Community Charette for the Eastside Neighborhood Project on October 9th, 2017. Michigan REALTORS® Who Care expressed their support by fully funding the event. Furthermore, their initial goal for financial support is $50,000 with a stretch goal of $100,000.


2016's Community Impact

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care and Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS® (GKAR), in partnership with Lowe’s Heroes and the Cpl. Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation, proudly worked to bring Scott Randolph, Vietnam Veteran of Kalamazoo, home for Christmas 2016! 

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Operation Bring Scott Home

Read Scott's Story

 

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 Shelly Pattison, Michigan REALTORS® Who Care Secretary, volunteering for Housing Resources Inc.'s Walk to End Homelessness event March 2016.

 

Contact: AngelaM@gkar.com 
Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018 

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Zazio's Restaurant
Tickets:

  • $50 per person
  • Limited tickets available
  • Tax deductible
  • 100% of ticket sales go toward future MI REALTORS® Who Care projects
Get Your Tickets