More than $15,300 was raised for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation at the 6th annual Raise the Roof for Shelter fundraising event, hosted by the Modern Real Estate team with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty in Victoria, BC.
Organizers Saira Waters, Tasha Medve and Lindsay Block-Glass were thrilled to surpass their fundraising goal. In just three hours, they broke their existing fundraising record via donations at the door, a silent auction, draw, and offering guests the opportunity to buy a pair of John Fluevog shoes (the event space host), with 50 per cent of the price being donated back to the cause.
One hundred per cent of funds raised were donated by the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation to four local women’s shelters: Sooke Transition House, Victoria Women’s Transition House, Margaret Laurence House, and The Cridge Centre for the Family.
“We had our best year and largest turnout yet, with 150 guests attending to show their generous support of women and children seeking safety and lives free from abuse in our community,” said Waters. “A representative from one of our beneficiaries shared how much their donations are appreciated and the change they create in the lives of those walking away from violence. It was very powerful and inspirational.”