OUR MISSION

Real Estate to the Rescue (RTTR) addresses our mission in three different ways:

 

FUNDRAISING, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, AND POLITICAL ADVOCACY

FUNDRAISING:

RTTR raises funds via fundraising events, sponsorships and individual giving which are used to support smaller rescues and shelters throughout the Chicagoland area. We donate to allow these rescue groups to continue their mission of pulling animals in need from at-risk situations and placing them in foster or adoptive homes.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

RTTR works in conjunction with other organizations to provide funding and volunteers for free Veterinary and Chip and Tag events held in underserved neighborhoods in the Chicagoland area.

POLITICAL ADVOCACY:

We believe in the more progressive models of animal sheltering that follow the No Kill model. In support of that model, we advocate for legislation at all levels of government that will advance animal welfare and lead to fewer animals killed in our community.

Board Members

 

Chicago Chapter

Suzy Thomas – Founder

Curt Kessler – President

Kathy Schrage – Treasurer

Lauren Traficanto – Secretary

Kim Evetts – Director of Social Media

Abby Kelley – Director of Marketing

Terrie Whittaker – Director of Membership

Joel Schaub & Christine Schaub – Director of Sponsorship

Deb Maue – Past-President

West Suburban Chapter

Suzy Thomas – Founder

Cristina Vieau – President

Jon Housenga – Secretary

Laura Baker – Director of Marketing

Katie Leiva – Director of Events

Mission Statement

Our mission is to mobilize the real estate community to help homeless animals in the Chicagoland area.  We address our mission in 3 different ways:  Fundraising, Community Outreach, and Political Advocacy

Fundraising RTTR raises funds via fundraising events, sponsorships and individual giving which are used to support smaller rescues and shelters throughout the Chicagoland area. We donate to allow these rescue groups to continue their mission of pulling animals in need from at-risk situations and placing them in foster or adoptive homes.

Community Outreach RTTR works in conjunction with other organizations to provide funding and volunteers for free Veterinary and Chip and Tag events held in underserved neighborhoods in the Chicagoland area.

Political Advocacy We believe in the more progressive models of animal sheltering that follow the No Kill model. In support of that model, we advocate for legislation at all levels of government that will advance animal welfare and lead to fewer animals killed in our community.

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Our History

Real Estate to the Rescue was founded in 2005 by Suzy Thomas, a REALTOR® currently from Dream Town Realty.  Originally, Suzy’s vision was to empower REALTORS® to find homes for animals in need and keep them from entering the shelter system. Over time the organization changed its mission to support shelters and pet rescue organizations who were better equipped to take care of homeless animals and find them foster and forever homes than RTTR was.  An enormous boost came in 2009, when RTTR became an official program of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. Through this partnership, and with the assistance of a strong network of volunteers, RTTR has broadened its charitable reach and magnified its successes.

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