On May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 3rd Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter is back again. Hosted by Royal LePage Realtors, in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, the event brings local residents together across Canada to raise funds for the awareness, aid and protection of women and families suffering from abuse.
Since 2009, the National Garage Sale for Shelter has raised more than $435,000 to support women’s shelters across the country and help fund long-term solutions to help break and end violence cycles in Canadian homes. All of the event’s costs are underwritten by Royal LePage and the event’s sponsors. One hundred per cent of the revenue generated from the event supports the cause.
To participate in this event, community residents are encouraged to donate gently-used items to the local Royal LePage Rockies West Reality Ltd. office, then stop by the Garage Sale on May 14 and shop!
“This is the third year for this national effort and Rockies West Realty has been proud to donate over $2,700 to our local Family Resource Centre with our previous garage sales,” said Wayne Collens, business development manager at Royal LePage Rockies West Realty.
In it’s first year, the garage sale raised $1,400, and $1,300 in its second year. Collens is optimistic for a similar or higher amount raised at this year’s event.
“The community participation has been awesome, and there’s a lot of opportunity to gather up items you don’t use or need around your home and donate them to this good cause,” said Collens.
The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation, dedicated to exclusively supporting women’s shelters and ending violence against women and children. Since its beginnings 13 years ago, the Foundation now supports close to 200 shelters across the country.
For more information about the event, visit www.royallepage.com