Women and children fleeing family violence will benefit from the services of several Ottawa-area shelters as a result of more than $35,000 raised at Royal LePage Performance Realty’s annual fundraising auction and luncheon.
At the event held in December, more than 90 items were auctioned, including theatre tickets, jewellery and autographed sports memorabilia. A dedicated auction committee collected another 250 gift cards for the event’s silent auction.
The day also featured a bake sale, craft sale, and lunch, all of which was staffed by volunteers from local shelters, Nelson House and Maison d’Amitié.
“Royal LePage Performance Realty is very pleased to be able to donate 100 per cent of the funds raised directly to local shelters, via the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation,” said auction committee member Judy Mulligan. “We are very blessed to have such generous and caring support from our sales representatives, management team, support staff and volunteers, all of whom make this fundraiser a priority every year.”
2016 Auction Committee Members included: Judy Mulligan, Lise Snelson, Retah Jennings Lalonde, Kathy McVeigh, Malissa Garcia, Dianne Masson-Yensen, Jutta Witteveen, Karim Mohamed, Gloria Bae, Mary McConnell and Anna Russell, as well as Saweena Seth and Zahra Alam from Nelson House.