Kelowna 28 January, 2020 – Broker Owners, Francis Braam, Steve Gray and Broker Manager Dave Favell of Royal LePage Kelowna presented a cheque to Executive Director, Allison Mclauchlan and Resource Development Coordinator, Ester Pike of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.
In 2019, Royal LePage Kelowna REALTORS® held fundraising events and donated part of their commissions to The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation throughout the year. The result was more than $5,600 raised to help women and children who are served by the Kelowna Women’s Shelter each year.
Supporting women’s shelters and increasing public awareness of domestic violence is key to reducing its incidence. Family violence affects us all. Socially, financially and impacts the health of those directly involved, their family, friends, and community. Regardless of culture, religion or ethnicity, violence against women and children is a significant problem across Canada. We are ensuring that women and children have somewhere to turn when needing to escape domestic violence and rebuild their lives.
In 2016, Canada statistics show that more than one-quarter of violent crime resulted from family violence. Children often interpret violence as a normal part of a relationship and an acceptable way to resolve conflict. Women’s shelters provide victims with essentials such as food and clothing and deliver ongoing counselling, support, and preventive education at no cost.
About the Kelowna Women’s Shelter
The Kelowna Women’s Shelter is a member of B.C./Yukon Society of Transition Houses; a network of women’s shelters, transition houses, and safe homes across B.C., that work collaboratively while still functioning as independent organizations. Through 30 staff and over 160 volunteers, the Kelowna Women’s Shelter provides services to vulnerable women and children in the Interior Region from as far north as Oyama and south to Peachland. Many programs and services are offered, including; outreach and support, shelter and transition housing, children’s programs, violence prevention, childcare and counselling, and crisis support. For more information, please visit www.KelownaWomensShelter.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting women’s shelters and ending violence against women and children. Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 30,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $27 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. Our agents donate a portion of their commissions and Royal LePage offices across Canada hold local fundraising events. Our brokers, agents, and staff also volunteer and provide in-kind goods to benefit the women and children residing in their local shelters.
For more information, visit www.RoyalLePage.ca/en/realestate/about-us/shelter-foundation/
About Royal LePage
Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of 17,000 real estate professionals in over 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage Kelowna is one of the largest providers of real estate services in Kelowna. We care deeply about our clients and our community and strive to give you expertise and service you can count on.
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