Homeward Bound Newsletter February 2021 | Edmonton Realtor Blog | Dwight Streu

Dwight Streu
Monday, February 8, 2021
Homeward Bound Newsletter February 2021 | Edmonton Realtor Blog | Dwight Streu

Still Granting Wishes

As many of you know, we have partnered with Make-A-Wish®. Through your business and referrals last year, we have already raised over $11,500 to help sponsor a child’s wish. We look forward to continuing this in the upcoming year with our next goal of $20,000. 

Make-A-Wish® is facing a record number of wishes waiting to be granted. Due to the public and medical concerns of COVID-19, all wishes that involve travel and large gatherings have been postponed. 

However, some children’s wishes are more urgently needed. To safely grant these wishes, Make-A-Wish® has had to be more creative and imaginative. For these kids, wishes will ensure that they continue to have something to look forward to which, is increasingly important during this pandemic with so much isolation and stress. Inside this newsletter, we share George’s reimagined Wish Story; take a read below and see how his wish has helped him stay connected to his family and give him something positive to focus on. 

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For the past 40 years, Make-A-Wish® has been granting wishes to kids across the world. They work tirelessly to ensure that every child with a life-threatening condition has the opportunity to have their dreams come true. The Canadian chapter began in 1983 and has granted over 5,200 wishes. Most people don’t know that Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers, sponsorships, and donations to make wishes come true. So when you or anyone you know does business with us, not only do we deliver on our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefits as well.

Please come alongside us by referring a friend, family member, or a co-worker or choosing us as their Real Estate Team. We donate a portion of our income on every home sale towards our goal so that we can make another child’s wish come true like George’s.

YOUR Referrals Help the Kids! 

George's Make-A-Wish VR Gaming System, Dwight Streu's newsletter Feb 021

George is very chatty and articulate. He loves to be outside, kayaking or walking through the woods, and he’s very interested in dinosaurs. He loves the Jurassic Park movies and he’d like to be a palaeontologist or marine biologist when he gets older. George was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and has just finished his second round of chemotherapy. “George is still in hospital for the majority of the time,” says his mom. “He has at least another 4 months of treatment to go.” George loves playing video games with his brothers and sister but his hospital stays mean he’s often separated from his family. Dreaming of a VR lounge at home and a way to play with his siblings online, George wished for a VR gaming system.

“The VR sets have brought a lot of physical activity back into the kid’s lives,” said George’s mom. “What with winter, COVID, and cancer treatments George hasn't had much chance for sports or activities. The VR set is making a huge difference there.” George’s wish came true while he was preparing for a third round of chemo and a possible stem cell treatment. “It was quite a bad time,” notes George’s dad. “It certainly gave George something positive to focus on.” And it has kept him connected to his family.  “I brought one of Georges’ Occulus 2 sets with me to the Stollery. This enables him to play with his siblings on a new level as we can have one set at the hospital and one set at home and they are able to visit in VR.

"It certainly gave George something positive to focus on."

Valentine’s Day 2021

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, and Edmonton still in isolation, Valentine’s Day will be looking a little different this year! If you’re not sure what to do for your loved one, to make sure it’s still a special day, here are our COVID Valentine’s day Recommendations!

Fondue For Two There is something romantic about chocolate fondue, and it’s an easy dessert to make. Chop up your favourite fruits, cream puffs, marshmallows, or anything you want and then melt a variety of chocolates to dip them in. Looking to support local? Pick up your chocolate from The Violet Chocolate Co. Mix Up A Cocktail Many restaurants in Edmonton have adapted to COVID by creating cocktail kits for you to purchase. They come with a recipe book and all the ingredients, so that you can enjoy a restaurant quality drink, right from the comfort of your own home.
Indoor Picnic Needless to say, our February’s are no time for outdoor picnics, however, instead of waiting for it to warm up, pack up a charcuterie board, wine bottle and a couple wine glasses and set it up on the floor of your living room or dinning room for a cute romantic picnic. The best part is that there are no bugs to disturb you or get in your food. Have a Cooking Contest Do you ever watch the cooking channel and think you could do better? Now is your chance to test it. Both of you can pick a different recipe to make, and then you can have a taste test to see who the winner is. If you have kids, you can have them be the taste testers to keep it unbiased.  

In keeping with our Valentine’s theme, we just want you to know how much we love your referrals and your continued support of our sales team and Make-A-Wish®. www.HelpUsHelpKids.ca


Dwight Streu's 5 Star Reviews and Testimonials, We Love Reviews
Your reviews and recommendations help put our reputation to work; enabling us to continue doing what we love, help out others in our community, like supporting  Make-A-Wish.


"Dwight and his team sold our house very quickly and efficiently. We wanted to sell our house fast and for a good price. They had a professional photographer and staging agent come in, to make our house look great in the listing. Dwight was always very professional in answering any questions that I had during the selling process. I would definitely recommend Dwight if you are looking to sell your home!" ~Wes Sudol via Google

"We were trying to sell our home with various agents without much success over a few years. We listed with Dwight Streu and his efforts with his team was able to sell our home in a few weeks at good market value. We are very happy to have listed with Dwight. His team helped us and kept us up to date on the progress of the sale. Thank you. Sincerely." ~ Aruna and Mahendra Mehta Via Google

If you or a friend are thinking about selling, make sure to choose a real estate TEAM you can trust!

It's easy to refer those you know considering a selling and/or buying a home.

Refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move! You can go to HelpUsHelpKids.ca and enter their contact info online or send them the link to this page.  Not only will they benefit from our award winning service, but we donate a portion of our income on every home sale to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

Of course, you can always email: dwight@dwightstreu.com or call me direct at 780-462-5002.

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