KIFAR raises more than $5K for charities


(l to r) John Schimmel, Tammy Mitchell and Cindy Schimmel

Five charities received donations totaling $5,025 from the Kankakee Iroquois Ford Association of REALTORS® (KIFAR) following the local organization’s Christmas party and charity auction at the Kankakee Country Club this month.

realtors_give_back_xmas_blog_2016About 125 REALTORS®, affiliates and guests attended the event, which included a silent auction and ticketed raffles. Charities included: Harbor House of Kankakee (a women’s shelter), Hospice of Kankakee County and the Salvation Army Food Pantry, as well as Harbor House of Watseka (Iroquois County) and the Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

kifar-logo-2016KIFAR officers include: President Don St. Germain (American Universal Realty in Bonfield), President-Elect Leanne Provost (McColly Bennett Real Estate in Bourbonnais), Treasurer Vernie Foster (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Bradley) and Secretary Tina Franklin (McColly Bennett Real Estate in Bourbonnais). Connie Legris is the association executive.

(This is the 11th in a series about the charitable community work performed by local Illinois REALTOR® associations and local offices during the last two months of the year. Previous stories were about the Quad City, the Northwestern Illinois, the Champaign CountySouthwestern Illinois, Rockford Area, Egyptian, Capital Area and Greater Gateway associations, as well as the Chicago YPN and the RE/MAX Traders Unlimited office in Peoria. To share a story idea, contact

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