Starting June with I’m a HIPpy, Oakwyn launched a new charity series that aims to give back to causes close to Oakwynites’ hearts. Inspired by the sheer generosity we’re seeing throughout the Oakwyn community, we hope to instigate positive change with Oakwyn’s Charity Feature.
Our Feature Charity until September 30th is The Dr. Peter Centre, an organization that works to provide Comfort Care for people living with HIV.
The initiative aims to spotlight charities that have significance to members of the Oakwyn community. Every two months an Oakwynite will get to select the charity they wish to be Oakwyn’s Charity Feature and we will use our platform to generate awareness and funds for the chosen charity. Oakwyn has always been passionate about giving back and supporting community, and this initiative is a great way for Oakwyn to not only support those in need financially but elevate that support by providing a platform to causes that may not have access to a large network.
As realtors, we are privileged to work in a prosperous industry. It is our responsibility to make sure we are prioritizing giving back and the ways we can use our business acumen, marketing expertise, and community to help spread awareness for important causes.
OVERCOMING HIV ONE PERSON AT A TIME. COMPREHENSIVE, STIGMA-FREE CARE FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST.
For our second featured charity, Oakwynite Sid Koshul has chosen The Dr. Peter Centre, of which he has been a long-time supporter. The centre provides healthy meals, counselling, therapies, nursing, and a safe place for peer socialization and support. This integrated model of care engages individuals in their health care, improving adherence to treatment and creates a better future for those living with HIV/AIDS.
“The Dr. Peter Centre is especially important to me because a few years ago I was able to attend an in-person event that the centre was hosting where I was able to hear from a young man named Eduardo, who spoke to the guests about what a major impact the centre had had on his life. He was living with HIV/AIDS and unfortunately, we did lose Eduardo earlier this year. But thankfully, he did have so many that loved and cared for him at the centre to make things a little bit easier on him throughout the final stages of his life.”
You can find more information about the organization and the ways to donate, here.