More than $150,000 raised in a single day at annual National Garage Sale for Shelter

Jean-Pierre Boivin (left) and René Brouillette (right) of Royal LePage Haut-Richelieu display their wares in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

Royal LePage professionals in communities across Canada hosted the 9th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter, on Saturday, May 13. More than $150,000 was raised for local women’s shelters and the company’s charity, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

“We were delighted to have had a Garage Sale for Shelter in nearly 100 locations stretching from British Columbia to Nova Scotia,” said Shanan Spencer-Brown, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Executive Director. “The dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm of our Garage Sale organizers and volunteers is amazing,” she added, stating that volunteers put in a tremendous effort to collect  donations, rise at dawn to display their treasures, and remain on their feet for a long day of selling. “But those efforts are well worth it,” she says. “With every dollar collected, our volunteers make their communities safer for women and children escaping violence.

National Garage Sale for Shelter organizers at Royal LePage Supreme Realty in Toronto, ON

Since 2009, the National Garage Sale for Shelter has raised $2.65 million in support of women’s shelters and violence prevention initiatives. As Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated to this cause, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has raised more than $24 million since its inception and looks forward to hosting their milestone 10th annual National Garage Sale for Shelter on the Mother’s Day weekend of 2018.

Members of the Royal LePage True North Realty Garage Sale organizing committee, from L-R: Sarah Baron, Brett Campbell, Chere Colley, TJ Campbell, Gail Bibeau and Julio Florez. Photo by Diana Noble, snapd Wood Buffalo

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