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Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter

Updated: May 3, 2020

This November a group of Royal LePage Realtors across Canada will travel to Morocco to trek over 100 km across the Sahara Desert in support of women and children escaping domestic violence.

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation chooses a group of Realtors based on community involvement (and application) to help fund raise for this trek. Once selected, every Realtor is responsible to raise at least $5,000 for their local women's shelter. This money goes towards the various programs and initiatives they provide to women and children in need in that community. Here in Lethbridge, our partner is YWCA Harbour House.

Ally Keith has been a driving force for the Royal Gala (Royal LePage South Country's annual fundraiser for YWCA Harbour House) for the past 5 years. She was chosen as a participant for the Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter and has since completed her fundraising efforts - which means she is heading to Morocco!

Not only is this a once in a lifetime experience, this created the opportunity to provide further support to YWCA Harbour House. The work they do is nothing short of incredible and our community is fortunate to have their services available to the public. Their mandate is to provide a safe space for women and children to go when they are escaping abuse. They have a 30 bed emergency shelter, outreach services, starting over programs, a SCHOOL, a crisis hotline and SO MUCH MORE. We are honored to play a small role in the work they do.

If you'd like to donate or learn more about this trek, please visit this website:

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