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Gimme shelter

More than half of women in Canada will experience abuse in their lifetime and over 360,000 children are exposed to family violence each year.

On Saturday, May 10, Royal LePage offices across Canada, including Campbell River, will play host to the National Garage Sale for Shelter, a one-day charitable garage sale in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting women’s shelters and ending family violence, and the Royal LePage Advance branch is asking members of the community to come down and participate.

The Royal LePage Advance Garage Sale for Shelter will be held in Campbell River at 1100 Homewood Road (beside Perk’s donuts) on Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

At the Campbell River Junk In Your Trunk garage sale watch for:

  • Realtors with their trunks open with treasures to buy.
  • Red Shoe Shuffle -The Men of Campbell River obstacle racing!
  • Evelyn Jane Photography Photo Booth.
  • Perks Donuts donating proceeds of coffee sales.

Since 2009, the National Garage Sale for Shelter has raised more than $1.6 million with the support of communities like yours. This year the organization looks to reach a goal of $2 million dollars raised in total.

Members of the community are encouraged to get involved by:

  • Donating gently used items to the Royal LePage Advance office by Friday, May 9.
  • Visiting the Garage Sale on Saturday, May 10.

For more information visit  www.royallepage.ca/shelter.

 

About the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

 

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and ending violence against women and children. Through agent commission donations and the fundraising activities of the Royal LePage network, they have raised more than $18 million to help provide a safe haven and new beginnings for more than 30,000 women and children each year. To break the cycle of violence, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation also supports long-term violence prevention and education programs. All funds raised remain in their local community and because Royal LePage Canada pays all administrative costs, 100 percent of all money and effort goes toward this important cause.

 

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