Media Advisory - De-clutter for a cause: Royal LePage National Garage Sale for Shelter to take place May 7, 2016

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Largest charity garage sale in Canada supports women's shelters and programs to end family violence

TORONTO, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - On Saturday, May 7, more than 85 Royal LePage offices and other community locations across Canada will host the 8th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter. This one-day charity garage sale is held in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, an organization committed to funding women's shelters and programs that end domestic violence. Since 2009, the National Garage Sale for Shelter has raised more than $2.25 million in support of women's shelters across the country, violence prevention initiatives and teen healthy relationship programs. 

Media are invited to attend their local National Garage Sale for Shelter site on Saturday, May 7.  Representatives from Royal LePage will be available for interviews at all National Garage Sale for Shelter sites across Canada.

Event Details:

  • What: 8th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter
  • When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
  • 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. As the largest charity garage sale in Canada, this annual event brings local residents together with Royal LePage REALTORS® to raise much-needed funds and awareness to help break the cycle of family violence 

How can the community get involved?

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 by Friday, May 6 and stop by your local Garage Sale for Shelter location on Saturday, May 7 to find some great treasures and help support a worthy cause.

Need more info? Please visit: royallepage.ca/shelter.  

View the National Garage Sale for Shelter video here.

Can't attend the event but still want to donate? Click here to make an online donation

"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 more than 362,000 children are exposed to domestic violence every year. On average, every six days a Canadian woman is killed by her current or former partner. That's why we are so committed to providing a safe haven for women and children who have experienced violence and abuse."

SOURCE Royal LePage Real Estate Services

For further information: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact: Diane Shouldice, Kaiser Lachance Communications, O: 647-725-2520 x 224, diane.shouldice@kaiserlachance.com; Shanan Spencer-Brown, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, O: 416-510-5750, C: 647-300-9208, shanansb@royallepage.ca


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