One of the greatest privileges that comes from being part of a community is being able to give back to that community. At Alex Irish, we’ve worked hard to make our business the best in Oakville real estate and the surrounding areas, helping to foster a strong local economy. Thanks to the support of the individuals and businesses around us, we’ve been able to develop strong ties to the community, whether we’re working to market houses for sale or becoming involved in local, charitable organizations. In 2017, we started what has now become an annual event to give back and say thanks—The Kindness Tour.
Resources for Mental Health Initiatives
Of the pillars of health that are awarded attention, mental health has often fallen behind. Mental health issues can range from dealing with depression and anxiety, grief and bereavement, addictions, and much more. We subscribe to the idea that the health of an individual is essential to the health of the overall community. That’s why we’ve worked on several occasions in support of various organizations supporting mental health initiatives in the area including the Canadian Mental Health Association and Kids Help Phone. Both of these organizations work to provide advocacy, support and/or resources to adults and children in need of immediate or ongoing help, and they are both crucial initiatives for us to support.
Donations have been made to Distress Centre Halton that aids those in crisis; Nelson Youth Centres, an accredited program for children and youth struggling with behavioural challenges; and HEARTACHE2HOPE, a 12-week support group for those that have experienced suicide-based loss. Our process is always to assess the type of help that our chosen causes need the most to support them in the best way possible.
Education for Those with Extra Support Needs
We are passionate about our work with individuals and families with extra support needs. Whether that means offering a little help with reading or a lot of help with a variety of day-to-day tasks, it sometimes takes a village to provide the necessary support for families.
Resources, like extra education, high-cost medical bills, or even emotional support for caretakers, comes at a cost, and we feel strongly about lending a hand to some of these local charities. Literacy South Halton is a great local group that helps adults bolster the skills required to successfully enter the workforce, while Acclaim Health offers day programs and doll therapy to improve the lives of those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There are many community-based, non-profits like these in the area, and we hope to work with even more of them.
Providing Families with The Means to Thrive
Getting a head start on life often means simply having the right start for you and your family, in whatever way that works for you. For many families, having young children is wonderful but can be very challenging if you are unable to meet basic needs. Thanks to organizations like Halton Women’s Place and Oakville Parent Child’s Centre, families can come together for refuge, as well as for mutual support and fun educational activities for the children.
At Alex Irish, we are a full-service real estate agency. We love to give back to the community that supports us and provides us with such a wonderful place to shop for homes for sale. It also means that we love what we do, and we are passionate about the real estate market that makes up our area. We’re lucky to be able to offer luxury condos in the Hamilton-Burlington region, Mississauga condos, and Oakville waterfront condos, all through our top-notch agency. We’re also able to help out-of-town buyers and sellers looking to make an investment on their incredible properties. In essence, we are here to help our community in any way that we can. So please give us a call anytime—we’re looking forward to hearing from you!