SOURCE: Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 24, 2014) - To kick off the 6th
Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter, Royal LePage Canada is hosting a charity Garage Sale on Friday, May 9 at its head office in Toronto. All funds raised will benefit the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, an organization committed to supporting women's shelters and ending violence against women and children. Since 2009, the National Garage Sale for Shelter -- which takes place at locations across Canada on Saturday, May 10 -- has raised more than $1.6 million to support women's shelters across the country and help fund long-term solutions to end violence in Canadian homes.
Media are invited to attend this charity Garage Sale on Friday, May 9. Representatives from Royal LePage Canada and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation will be available for interviews.
What: Kickoff to the 6th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter, a charity Garage Sale including an array of unique items, bake sale, jewellery sale and BBQ
When: Friday, May 9, 2014, 8am - 1pm
Where: Royal LePage Canada, 39 Wynford Drive, Toronto
Why: To support the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada's largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting women's shelters and ending family violence. Now in its sixth 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.
Who: Interview opportunities with Phil Soper, President & CEO, Royal LePage and Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
"Violence against women happens in all communities and at every age and income level," says Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. "Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16 and 360,000 children are exposed to domestic violence every year. On average, every six days, a Canadian woman is killed by her partner. That's why we are so committed to providing a safe haven for women and children who have experienced abuse."
How can the community get involved?
Members of the community are encouraged to participate and de-clutter for a cause. Donate gently used items to the National Garage Sale for Shelter held at participating Royal LePage offices by Friday, May 9, stop by the Garage Sale for Shelter at Royal LePage head office on Friday, May 9 and visit your local Garage Sale for Shelter location on Saturday, May 10 to find some great bargains and help support a worthy cause.
The National Gargae Sale for Shelter is also supported by the generosity of National Sponsors TD Canada Trust Mobile Mortgage Specialists, Atlas Van Lines Canada and Your Commission Today.
Need more info?
Please visit www.royallepage.ca/shelter. Or you can:
- Click here to watch a video on the National Garage Sale for Shelter
- 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 make an online donation