Garage sale raises $4,000 for SARA For Women in Mission

Staff at Royal LePage Preferred Realty organized sale to give back to community

SARA For Women, a Mission-based, non-profit, registered charity, received a $4,000 donation last week, courtesy of Royal LePage Preferred Realty.

Monika Verma, executive director of SARA For Women Society, said the group originated in Mission and has been providing services for more than 35 years.

SARA provides outreach, housing, counselling and crisis-support for woman and children in Mission and Abbotsford.

“Today we have nine facilities,” said Verma. “Our Mission transition house has 10 beds and they’re always full. We’re actually, unfortunately, turning away a lot of women because we just don’t have the capacity.

Del Touet, owner and managing broker at Royal LePage Preferred Realty in Mission, said they are happy to support a great cause, adding the donation came from the proceeds of a garage sale – which was put on by staff in May.

“The garage sale is a national program with Royal LePage, it’s Canada-wide.”

But each local office runs its own sale for the community and donates 100 per cent of the proceeds to the local women’s shelter.

The Mission office raised just over $4,000 for SARA For Women.

To contact SARA For Women, call 604-820-8455.

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