Royal LePage location in Abbotsford participates in National Garage Day

Event on Saturday, May 12 raises funds for women’s shelters and violence prevention

A Royal LePage location in Abbotsford is one of more than 80 across the country taking part in the 10th annual National Garage Day for Shelter on Saturday, May 12.

This event is held in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, an organization that funds women’s shelters and programs that end domestic violence.

Since 2009, the National Garage Sale for Shelter has raised close to $3 million in support of women’s shelters across the country, violence prevention initiatives and teen healthy-relationship programs.

“Violence against women happens in all communities and at every age and income level,” said 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.”

In Abbotsford, the garage sale takes place at Royal LePage Global Force Realty (3096 Clearbrook Rd.) from noon to 4 p.m.

The event also includes a barbecue, a bake sale, kids’ games, face painting, henna art and more.

Visit royallepage.ca/shelter for more information or to make a donation.

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