RE/MAX Canada affiliates had a record-breaking year in 2021, but this milestone wasn’t related to sales or commissions earned. Last year, members of the RE/MAX Canada network donated more than $5.44 million to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). The announcement came at the RE/MAX 2022 R4 convention held last month in Las Vegas, where the network celebrated the CMN Awards and recognitions and marked the 30th anniversary of the philanthropic partnership between RE/MAX and CMN Hospitals.
“RE/MAX Canada agents continue to ‘put their money where the miracles are,’” says Christopher Alexander, President at RE/MAX Canada. “I’m incredibly proud and grateful for their generosity and commitment to the communities in which they live and work.”
The cornerstone of the partnership is the RE/MAX Miracle Home Program, through which many agents donate a portion of their commission after closing a transaction. The Miracle Home Program is designed to connect RE/MAX agents with member CMN Hospitals and encourages them to donate on behalf of their clients to directly benefit their local member children’s hospital.
In 2021 alone, RE/MAX donations to CMN have helped children’s hospitals conduct more than 95,000 surgeries, more than 2.4 million in-hospital patient visits, more than 68,000 emergency department visits, and over 1,700 clinical trials currently underway.
“Thirty years ago, RE/MAX was initially attracted to the Children’s Miracle Network yellow balloon logo, which is a symbol that all RE/MAX brokers and agents can identify with,” says Elton Ash, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Canada. “As we celebrate 30 years together, the dual logos have come to represent the commitment of individual agents and offices for a greater good.”
To date, RE/MAX affiliates in Canada have raised more than $89 CAD million for CMN. The broader RE/MAX network also hit a high point for CMN donations in 2021, with U.S. and Canadian affiliates collectively raising $11.4 million USD – the largest annual RE/MAX donation total to date. Since the start of the partnership, RE/MAX affiliates have donated more than $185 million USD.