If you were downtown this morning, you likely saw a massive garage sale. With items donated by Revelstokians from all walks of life, there were plenty of great deals to be had on a wide variety of items, including sports gear, brand new dishes, toys, clothing, and furniture.
The event was organized in part by Royal Lepage Revelstoke. The brokerage joined the Garage Sale for Shelter event, which is held every May 11th and has run for eleven years in various communities across the country. Garage Sale for Shelter is spearheaded by the National Shelter Foundation, a not for profit created by Royal Lepage, with all the proceeds donated to the women’s shelter within the participating brokerages community.
“Royal Lepage Revelstoke has done events in the past, but this is the first formal National Shelter Foundation garage sale that the Revelstoke brokerage has participated in,” explains Sally Robertson, a co-owner of the Revelstoke Royal Lepage Brokerage.
For Robertson, getting on board with the event was an easy choice. “I joined Lepage about 8 months ago and I one of the first things I saw was the announcement for this years Garage Sale for Shelter and I said ‘we have to do this, this is fabulous.'”
The team at Royal Lepage Revelstoke jumped on board, and Robertson is thrilled with how the event took shape.
“It’s amazing how many people have learned about it, and a lot of that has been by word of mouth. The items that poured in have been unbelievable and excellent quality. People have even come by just to drop off cheques,” she says.
“The Foundation is dedicated to women’s shelters and supporting women and children from the shelter perspective,” explains Robertson. “I think this community really understands and acknowledges the need for shelters for women and children.”