Tuesday, April 12, 2011

De-Clutter for a Cause!

Spring weather can mean only one thing.... SPRING CLEANING!  Well, at tleast that's what it means in my household anyways. ( followed by a chorus of "Awwww mom! Do we HAVE to?" from my children, hahaha)
Since most of us will be cleaning out our closets this spring, here's a fantastic way to get rid of your stuff you no longer have use for, and help out a great cause at the same time. (How efficiient is that?!)
Ok , so get ready to MARK THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR! On Saturday, May 14th Royal LePage offices all across Canada will be participating in the National Garage Sale for Shelter. Participatng offices ( including mine!) will be hosting garage sales for the Royal LePage Shelter foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Royal LePage Canada,  which supports women's shelters across the country, helping thousands of women and children escape abuse and domestic violence, as well as funding violence prevention and education programs nationwide.
So since you are clearing out stuff anyways, give your local Royal LePage office a call to ask where you can drop off your items, and help put abuse out of commission!   For more info about the Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation go to:
Our office will be holding a sale as well, and you can call our toll free # 1-800-335-2606 to find out where to donate your items.  I'm coordinating this years' event, and I am so excited about it I am almost jumping out of my skin! hahaha.  We will be hosting not just a garage sale, so even if you're not a "garage sale junkie" (haha)  there will also be a hot dog BBQ, a bake sale, and raffle as well! We will also have entertainment for the kids, including a coloring contest, and the Royalty girls will be painting faces and giving out balloons!  It's a family event, so make sure you stop by.  Watch for the banner across Main Street going up on May 1st!
 So many thoughtful local businesses have contributed to our cause  I know this is going to be our best garage sale yet!  The kind-hearted folks at 3D Moving (if you are moving within BC or Alberta, you can contact them at 3dmoving@telus.net )   are graciously providing their time and their truck to haul all of the donated garage sale items to the event site.  Many businesses  have also come on board as well, donating prizes for the raffle, one of which is a complimentary one-night stay at the luxurious Watermark Beach Resort http://www.watermarkbeachresort.com/  .  I don't want to spoil any more of the surprises, so you'll just have to come out and see what it's all about.  
Happy Spring to everyone!

De-Cluttering for a Cause,  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great cause!

    I had the strangest dream about you the other night. You would laugh your pants off if I told you about it. We will have to do that soon - and it better include something with whip cream, chocolate and be relaxing. Right?

    Love your tweets!
    ~ Barb