Royal Lepage: Declutter for a cause

Royal Lepage: declutter for a cause

Dust off your change purse for this Saturday’s national garage sale for a cause

Royal LePage National Garage Sale will donate proceeds to women's shelters (Getty Images / Blend Images, Ariel Skelley)

Royal LePage National Garage Sale will donate proceeds to women’s shelters (Getty Images / Blend Images, Ariel Skelley)

It’s time to dust off your change jar because garage sale season is here.

But what’s better than finding a great deal on your neighbour’s lawn? It’s buying a new-to-you treasure at a garage sale that support a great cause.

On Saturday, May 9, more than 80 Royal LePage offices across Canada will host the National Garage Sale for Shelter—a one-day charity garage sale in support of women’s shelters.

Since 2009, the charity garage sale has raised more than $2 million to support women’s shelters across the country and help fund prevention programs to put an end to violence in Canadian homes.

How can you get involved?

Anyone is encouraged to participate by donating gently used items to your participating Royal LePage office by Friday, May 8. Or simply stop by your local Royal Lepage National Garage Sale for Shelter on Saturday, May 9 to find some great treasures and help support a worthy cause.

Click here to find the Royal Lepage office closest to you and participating in this garage sale event.

Click here for more information on this initiative. ”

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

This initiative comes just as a new study by Interval House shows the alarming rate of violence towards women in Canadian households.

According to the Angus Reid Forum poll, one in six (16%) of Canadians shared that their mother has been a victim of domestic abuse. Also, 36% of Canadians personally know a mother who has experienced domestic violence. These are alarming statistics, particularly when 94% of Canadians believe a woman should not stay in an abusive relationship for the sake of the kids.

“It’s good to hear that Canadian’s support mothers leaving an abusive relationship, says Renee Weeks chair at Interval House. “There are services like Interval House across the country to help women safely rebuild her life after abuse.”


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