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CA Royal LePage Shelter Foundation honoured with award

Property Here - Thursday, January 24, 2013

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The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has been awarded a 2012 Communitas Award of Excellence from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. The award recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate responsibility. 

The Shelter Foundation was singled out for its signature event, the National Garage Sale for Shelter. Launched in 2009, the event is held annually on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend at hundreds of Royal LePage offices across the country. In four years, the event has raised $1.2 million thanks to the volunteer efforts of Royal LePage brokers, agents and staff and has become the largest one-day charity garage sale in the country.  Because Royal LePage Canada covers the Shelter Foundation’s administrative costs, 100 per cent of all funds raised support women’s shelters in every province, helping provide a safe haven and new beginnings to more than 30,000 women and children each year.   

Royal LePage is the only Canadian recipient of this international award in 2012 and one of 49 Communitas Excellence winners.