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Faris Team joins challenge to raise funds for hospital

During their announcement to join the Realtor Challenge for 2023, the Faris Team contributes $7,700 to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation
Corey Steingard (left), community and corporate giving officer, Mary Thomas, CEO, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Margaret Barber, volunteer, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Jeff Barr, Faris Team broker of record, Tina McCarty, Faris sales partner, Joseph Madsen, Faris sales partner, Shaker Srouji, Faris sales partner

NEW TECUMSETH – The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) is happy to announce, for the third consecutive year, that Faris Team Real Estate will be joining the SMHF Realtor Challenge for 2023.

In 2022, the Faris Team took the lead in the Realtor Challenge Program at SMHF for the second consecutive year. They succeeded and contributed a generous gift of $7,700 to the Because of you, we can Campaign. 

In 2023, the Faris Team has committed to donate $100 from each home bought or sold by the Faris Team in the town of Alliston and surrounding areas to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation in support of their “Greatest Needs.”

The Faris Team also challenges and encourages fellow community realtors to commit similarly. This challenge has inspired many other realtors from various brokerages over the past few years to be part of this unique philanthropic adventure to support local healthcare in the community. 

“Like all Ontario hospitals, we depend on donations from people within the communities we serve to help purchase or upgrade equipment to help provide high-quality healthcare close to home,” said Mary Thomas, CEO of Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

“We thank the Faris Team for their generous support over the years. Giving to our “Greatest Needs,” a gift without conditions on how the donation may be used, allows us the flexibility to invest where it is needed most to make an impact on patients, families, and medical staff while continuing to improve community healthcare.” 

“Community engagement is at the heart of everything we do at Faris Team. We are not just realtors but members of this vibrant community, and we believe in giving back to make it even stronger. The Realtor Challenge for 2023 is a testament to our ongoing commitment to support Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation in its noble mission. By contributing to their 'Greatest Needs,' we hope to make a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbours, friends, and family who depend on the hospital's excellent care,” said Rachelle Layes, president of Faris Team Real Estate. 

The $43 million, Because of you, we can Campaign is the most extensive campaign in SMHF’s history. Donations received help purchase essential equipment, upgrade technology, and complete critical renovations essential to the transformation and redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

The hospital’s redevelopment plan includes a new Emergency Department that will triple in size. With an Emergency Department built to manage 7,000 visits a year that currently manages close to 40,000 per year and a growing population in south Simcoe and surrounding communities, this redevelopment is needed today and for future generations. 

For more information, to become involved, or to donate, please visit