Royal LePage State Realty Raises $11,000 for Royal LePage Shelter Foundation with ‘5 for Shelter’ Campaign - Royal LePage State Realty Brokerage

Royal LePage State Realty Raises $11,000 for Royal LePage Shelter Foundation with ‘5 for Shelter’ Campaign

14 October 2020
RLP State

Joe Ferrante, President/Broker of Record, and Blair Gillis, Broker Manager, of RLP State unveil $11,000 Donation.

Joe Ferrante, President/Broker of Record, and Blair Gillis, Broker Manager, of RLP State unveil $11,000 Donation

Highlights:

  • Between January 5th and May 5th, $5 from every real estate transaction was donated, and many REALTORS® matched these donations
  • $6000 has been committed to YWCA Hamilton’s Phoenix Place. The remaining portion has not yet been allocated at this time.
  • YWCA Hamilton’s Phoenix Place serves as a safe haven for women and their children who are escaping domestic violence. This second-stage housing program at a confidential location impacts over 100 women and children each year through supportive housing, counseling and client advocacy.
  • The mandate of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is to support emergency women's shelters and transition houses for women leaving violent relationships.
  • Royal LePage Canada absorbs all operating costs for the Shelter Foundations, so the full amount raised goes directly to the charities.

HAMILTON, October 14, 2020 – Earlier this week, Royal LePage State Realty unveiled that their 5 for Shelter campaign raised an impressive $11,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

These funds will be directly injected back into the local community, with $6000 going to YWCA Hamilton’s Phoenix Place and the remainder to be allocated towards the end of 2020.

Joe Ferrante, Broker of Record and President of Royal LePage State Realty, said: “We are so proud of our team of caring and compassionate REALTORS® for pulling together to make this fundraiser a great success. We are very happy to share that we were able to surpass our initial goal and collect some significant donations for the local women’s shelter.”

Taking place over a four-month period, between January 5th and May 5th of this year, every real estate transaction received a $5 donation from Royal LePage State Realty. The Real Estate Agents at the brokerage were challenged to match these funds, and many stepped forward to participate. The initial goal was set at $10,000.

Denise Christopherson, CEO of YWCA Hamilton, said: “Our Phoenix Place program offers refuge for women and their children, and the time that they need to get back on their feet. This generous donation from Royal LePage will ensure that we can continue to be there for those who need us most. And for that, we are so grateful.”

Despite the Covid-19 lockdown that sidelined many industries, the real estate market remained strong throughout those months.

“We were quite concerned about how the lockdown would impact home sales, and our fundraiser as a direct result,” mentioned Ferrante. “It was quite a pleasant surprise that we were still able to pass the $10,000 mark and put so much back into our community during this unprecedented time, as there is an increased need for such support.”

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is committed to supporting emergency women's shelters and transition houses for women leaving violent relationships. Royal LePage Canada absorbs all operating costs for the Shelter Foundation, so that the full amount of proceeds raised can be distributed to the charities.

Joe Ferrante, President/Broker of Record for RLP State and Felicia Van Dyk, Philanthropy Coordinator from YWCA Hamilton

Joe Ferrante, President/Broker of Record for Royal LePage State Realty and Felicia Van Dyk,
Philanthropy Coordinator from YWCA Hamilton


About Royal LePage State Realty

Since 1977, Royal LePage State Realty has been helping consumers across The Greater Hamilton Area buy and sell their homes and have continually led the industry in offering high quality real estate services. State Realty unites more than 300 REALTORS® and Staff working in 3 locations across the city. For more information visit, www.royallepagestate.ca.

 

About Royal LePage Canada

Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of over 18,000 real estate professionals in over 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is a Bridgemarq Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE. For more information, please visit www.royallepage.ca.

 

About the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women’s and children’s shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 50,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised $33 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. For more information, please visit www.royallepage.ca/en/realestate/about-us/shelter-foundation

For further information, please contact:

Joe Ferrante
Broker of Record/President – Royal LePage State Realty
joeferrante@royallepage.ca
905-662-6666

Emma Riley McKay
Communications Coordinator
YWCA Hamilton
289-339-6343