Royal LePage Shelter Gala raises almost $80,000

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Sandra Diaz, executive director, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and CHFI’s Erin Davis at the 3rd Annual Shelter Gala.
Sandra Diaz, executive director, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and CHFI’s Erin Davis at the 3rd Annual Shelter Gala.

Passion for the cause was palpable as more than 400 real estate agents and business professionals opened their hearts and wallets at the 3rd Annual Royal LePage Shelter Gala.  The event broke last year’s fundraising records by 40 per cent, raising close to $80,000 in support of women’s shelters and violence prevention and education programs throughout Canada. 

CHFI’s Erin Davis entertained the crowd in between sets of the 14-member band Community Soul Project. Guests tried their luck at winning a variety of live and silent auction items including a trip to Paris and a chance to dine with Royal LePage Real Estate Services’ president and CEO Phil Soper.

All guests rose to their feet applauding after Rose, a survivor of domestic violence, courageously shared her story of survival. After 13 years of living with abuse, she slept through the night for the first time at a women’s shelter. Six months later Rose used an interest-free loan to move out on her own with her three children. She credits the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation with saving her life.

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