Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

May 13, 2011 06:00 ET

Media Advisory-De-Clutter for A Cause: Royal LePage National Garage Sale for Shelter to Take Place May 14, 2011 #GarageSale4Shelter @RLPShelterFdn @Royal_LePage

100 Per Cent of Event’s Revenue Supports Local Women’s Shelters and Programs to End Family Violence

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) -

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On Saturday, May 14, more than 120 Royal LePage offices across Canada will host the National Garage Sale for Shelter, a one-day charitable garage sale in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – an organization committed to supporting women's shelters and ending violence against women and children.

"Violence against women occurs across all ethnic, racial, social and economic groups and in all communities," says Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. "In Canada, more than half of women will experience abuse during their lifetime, and every year, 360,000 children are exposed to domestic violence – a shocking but very real statistic. That's why the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation remains committed to raising funds to provide a safe haven for women and children across the country."

Media are invited to attend their local Garage Sale site on Saturday, May 14. Representatives from Royal LePage will be available for interviews at all National Garage Sale for Shelter sites across Canada.

Event Details:

  • What: 3rd Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter
  • When: Saturday, May 14, 2011
  • Where: Across Canada! Click here to find your local Garage Sale site
  • Why: To support the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada's largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting women's shelters and ending family violence

Need More Info? Click here to watch a video from last year's event. Click here for a fact sheet on the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

Can't attend the event but still want to donate? Click here to access a printable donation form.

Members of the community are encouraged to participate and help de-clutter for a cause. Donate gently used items to your participating Royal LePage office and stop by your local Garage Sale for Shelter location on Saturday, May 14 to find some great bargains and help support a worthy cause.

Now in its third year, the event brings local residents together with Royal LePage REALTORS® to raise much-needed funds and awareness to help break the cycle of family violence. 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 end violence in Canada's homes.

For more information on the National Garage Sale for Shelter, how you can participate and to find your local Garage Sale site, please 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 supporting women's shelters and ending violence against women and children. Through agent commission contributions and the fundraising activities of the Royal LePage network, we have raised $12 million to help provide a safe haven and new beginnings to 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 by Royal LePage offices remain in their local community and because Royal LePage pays the costs of administration, 100 per cent of all money and effort goes toward this important cause.

About Royal LePage

Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country's leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of 14,000 real estate professionals in over 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women's & children's shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol (TSX:BRE).

For more information visit www.royallepage.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Fleishman-Hillard
    Jessica Culp
    Office: 416-645-3664
    Cell: 647-302-3127
    jessica.culp@fleishman.ca

    Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
    Shanan Spencer-Brown
    Executive Director
    416-510-5750