Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Providing Hope and Shelter to Victims of Domestic Violence

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Providing Hope and Shelter to Victims of Domestic Violence

logo_smallThe people who work for Calgary Real Estate realize how important it is to find just the right home for people who are looking for a place to put down roots. Many people will stay in one of these Calgary homes for years while they raise their children. This decision is one of the most important decisions in the lives of many of these people and we are there to help them make it. Whether they are choosing a Calgary home or a Calgary condo, it is up to us to h elp them find their dream home so they can raise their families and build a community. We sometimes forget how important our jobs are until we read or watch videos and essays from Canadian students that tell just how much it meant to them to have a place to live and grow.

rlp_0001s_0003_about-shelterMany of your friends, family and relatives will look towards you to help find a home if you work for a business like Calgary Real Estate. It is very rewarding to do this but also brings with it a great responsibility. You are helping many of the people closest to you find a place to raise their families and find a place they can call home. Along with this very rewarding job we also get the opportunity to help people that are in immediate danger and need shelter. We do this through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. This foundation helps give hope and shelter to women and children that are suffering from the effects of domestic violence. The organization helps to raise money so these victims have a safe, temporary haven where they can rest and feel safe.  The foundation also funds programs to help prevent violence all across Canada. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has become Canada’s largest public foundation that provides shelter to those who are battered and weary from the emotional and physical abuse of domestic violence. Every year there are at least 30,000 women and children across Canada that are given a safe place to go when they need.

rlp_0001s_0001_how-can-we-helpAcross Canada, it is the goal of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is to make sure every woman and child that needs shelter and safety from domestic violence will get it. They want every woman and child to have a home where they can feel safe and live free from violence. On any given night there are close to 8,000 women and children in shelters across Canada. Even though some of these woman are there because they have nowhere else to go, many of them are running from danger and need a temporary place for themselves and their children to be safe. These emergency shelters help keep children from seeing the devastating effects of domestic violence and hopefully teach them not to be a victim as well.

It is a sad fact that there are still many women and children that must be turned away because there isn’t enough room in the emergency shelters across Canada. Despite all of their efforts, the Calgary Real Estate and all others agencies are pleading for your support so that all who need help will be able to get it. You can help by giving your donations to these emergency shelters so that any woman or child that needs a safe haven will get one. Your money will go toward funding educational programs and prevention initiatives to help every home in Canada be a safe and happy home where everyone can live a grow with no fear. Three years ago an annual fundraiser began to help raise additional money for victims of domestic violence. The Ride for Shelter is a fundraiser that many of the same riders do to help the cause of the many victims. The goal for this year is to raise $5,000 but with your help and the help of the Calgary Real Estate we can probably double this goal. Go to the Make a Statement for Shelter web page to make your donation and help the cause.

If we all work together to help eliminate domestic violence across Canada, we can make a difference.