6th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter attracts thousands of shoppers and brings safety and hope to women and children

After a long winter, Royal LePage agents, brokers, and staff were eager to celebrate milder weather and the Mother’s Day weekend by hosting the 6th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter on Saturday, May 10.nationalGarageSaleforShelter_en_400px

This year’s event, held at 115 locations across Canada, raised more than $315,000 in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. The foundation funds 200 women’s shelters and assists more than 30,000 women and children escape abuse each year. With Royal LePage underwriting the administrative costs of the Shelter Foundation and sponsors covering event expenses, every dollar raised goes directly to the cause.

Since 2009, this annual event – believed to be the largest, multi-location charity garage sale in Canada – has generated $2 million. The National Garage Sale for Shelter highlights the commitment of Royal LePage to putting an end to violence in Canadian homes. “Royal LePage professionals are tireless in their efforts to help create safer homes and healthier communities through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation,” says Phil Soper, Royal LePage’s President and CEO.

“Every day in Canada, more than 5,500 women and children are staying in a shelter to escape domestic violence and many more are currently in abusive relationships,” says Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. “The National Garage Sale for Shelter brings the community together to offer safety and hope to abused women and their children and the chance to rebuild their lives.”

A special thank you goes out to the event’s national sponsors: TD Canada Trust Mobile Mortgage Specialists, Atlas Van Lines Canada, Your Commission Today, Kaiser Lachance Communications, and Xerox, along with dozens of sponsors at the local level. Their generous support and unparalleled commitment to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation made this event possible.

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