Community InvolvementAlways a participator, I have always contributed to any community I belongs to – from community clean-up days in my neighbourhood, to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler, to participating in the Real Estate and Development fundraising committee for the BC Children’s Hospital during her years at Cushman & Wakefield LePage.
For every Real Estate transaction I do, I donate a portion of all Real Estate commissions to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has worked hard to put an end to abuse by contributing more than $18,000,000 since 1999 to help women and children in 200 shelters across Canada.
Royal LePage professionals from across Canada are committed to making a difference in the communities where they live and work by supporting the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
In August, 2015 I joined a group of 60 colleagues to trek to the lost city of Machu Picchu, Peru in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. We were trekking to raise funds for local women’s shelters and long-term solutions to end family violence.
During this 8 day experience, we were trekking at high altitude, camping in tents, and forgoing showers, electricity and cell service. It wasn't easy, but each step we took will make walking away from violence possible for abused women and their children. I am proud to say that we raised over $500,000!
Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt
Each year on Good Friday, I have been organizing the Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt. It is a grassroots community event that brings neighbours, friends and families together to mingle, meet and hunt for chocolate! We have seen over 900 kids and their families come out to support the community, as well as local business and community leaders. In 2014 we raised over $3,500 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, and in 2015 we are expecting an even bigger turn out!
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
Statistics tell us that 50% of Canadian women have experienced abuse and 360,000 children witness domestic violence each year. Women’s shelters provide a safe haven for those who need it most.
There are 200 shelters across Canada supported by their local REALTORS®. These shelters make a lasting difference in the lives of countless families. Funding has helped create art therapy programs for children, build a memorial garden, develop job training programs and cover the costs of food, therapy and much more.
Find out more about creating safer homes and safer communities at www.royallepage.ca/shelter.