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During May, Royal LePage offices across the country hosted the 5th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter. Thanks to the incredible dedication and hard work of all the organizers and volunteers, and the support of sponsors and community members, this year’s event raised more than $364,000! Since 2009, we have raised over $1.6 million at the National Garage Sale for Shelter. We believe this to be the largest, one-day charity garage sale in Canada!  Royal Lepage Niagara participated in the National Garage Sale for Shelter by holding a garage sale at the Maywood office.  In addition, Royal Lepage Niagara hosted a “NIGHT OF MAGIC” featuring Greg Fruwen in supportof the Shelter Foundation.  Thanks to all particitants!

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the National Garage Sale for Shelter will benefit women’s shelters in communities across the country, providing women and children with safety and the chance for a new beginning. Funds will support counseling, legal and housing assistance, employment training, and programs to help children deal with the effects of witnessing violence in the home.

As in previous years, the 5th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter attracted widespread media attention and online buzz. Click here for our media release.

Every Garage Sale helped to raise funds and awareness of our cause. Click here for a list of the Top 25 sales that achieved amazing fundraising results (ranked by individual sale location and by brokerage/team).

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Photo Contest:

Best   Team Spirit: Royal   LePage True North Realty (Fort McMurray, AB)
Most   Unique Item: Royal   LePage Estate Realty (Toronto, ON)
Most   Creative: Royal   LePage Frank Real Estate (Whitby, ON)

A special thank you goes out to our sponsors: TD Canada Trust Mobile Mortgage Specialists (National Presenting Sponsor), Atlas Van Lines Canada (In-kind Moving and Transportation Sponsor) and Your Commission Today (Major Event Sponsor), along with dozens of local sponsors across the country.

Once again, our deepest gratitude goes out to all Garage Sale for Shelter participants. Royal LePage Shelter Foundation supporters are helping to create safer homes and safer communities.

With thanks,

Shanan Spencer-Brown
Executive Director
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

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