Sutton Broker Donates $4,200 Commission to Local Food Bank
Dorchester, ON – Each month, approximately 30 families rely on the Dorchester Food Bank and keeping the shelves stocked is always a challenge. Wayne Jewell, Broker of Record at Sutton – Diamond Realty*, knows firsthand the struggles of his neighbours having spent much of his life in the Aylmer and Dorchester region. He recently donated his entire $4,200 commission from a real estate transaction to the Dorchester Food Bank. He gave another $4,000 commission to charity in 2014.
“Even though the local economy is moving along nicely—unemployment in the area is approximately 2.5% lower in the last two years—the need seems to grow for assistance from the food bank,” says Wayne.
When Wayne sold Michelle and Jamie Rice’s house at 148 Queen Street, the couple was very happy to hear that he intended to donate his commission to the Dorchester Food Bank. His contribution of more than $4,200 will help to provide healthy choices such as canned tuna, soup and fruit as well as diapers and other infant essentials.
Jean Davis, who manages the Dorchester Food Bank along with her husband Bob, notes that Wayne often comes through with a donation when the need is the greatest. “He’s just so generous. It’s a real shot in the arm for us,” Jean was quoted as saying in The Signpost newspaper.
In 2014, Wayne learned that one in five local children went to school hungry or malnourished. With this in mind, just prior to the new school year, he donated a $4,000 commission fee. He gave $2,000 each to the Corner Cupboard Food Bank in Aylmer and the Dorchester Food Bank.
Pictured above (left to right): Wayne Jewell, Jean and Bob Davis, and Michelle and Jamie Rice in front of their Queen Street home.
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