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Paula Langille

Welcome to my Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter fundraising page! 

I am so excited to announce that in November 2019, I will be partaking in another Charity Challenge trekking 100 km across the Sahara Desert (gulp) in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation - dedicated to helping women and children flee a life of domestic violence. For 5 straight days, 115 Royal LePagers from across Canada and I will be hiking up to 28km a day across difficult terrain in this hot and dry desert climate, with temperatures dropping considerably at night. We will be sleeping in large group tents, using camping-style bathroom facilities, and going without electricity, cell service and the other comforts of home. To be eligible to participate, I must raise at least $5,000 all of which will go to the charity with 80% going to my local shelters and 20% going to National violence prevention programs such as and education programs rolled out in our schools across Canada for teen girls and boys on healthy relationships.  I am excited to announce that this time, I am splitting the donations I raise between Alice House in Halifax/Dartmouth and Cape Breton Transition House in Sydney, NS - giving back to the community I live in and the one that raised me. 

This journey will not be easy and I will be preparing physically and mentally for months...and to be totally honest, this challenge for me, I think may be more difficult than Machu Picchu (2015) and Iceland (2017) as I’m very concerned about the heat. Please send all your good vibes! 

I would love if I could count on your support. I am so grateful to all of you who have supported in my previous treks. Together we can all make a difference. Please know that 100% of donations go to the charity. I will be covering all of my own expenses - trek costs, travel costs, equipment, etc. Each dollar we raise and every step we take will make it easier for women and children in our communities to walk safely away from violence. 

Did you know that on any given night in Canada close to 6,000 women and children stay in an emergency shelter because it’s not safe for them to be at home. At the same time, 300 are turned away each night because all the shelters are full. Even more tragically, on average, every 6 days in Canada a woman is killed by her current or former partner. 

Let’s help these women and children by ensuring a safe place and support services are available to them when they need it. They deserve our help and our encouragement that a brighter future is possible. I also recognize that educating our youth about building healthy relationships is the key to breaking the cycle of family violence in Canada. Will you join me in making a difference? 

Click SPONSOR ME to help me reach my fundraising goal. Thank you for your support!

Note: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation issues tax receipts in February for all donations ($20+) made in the previous calendar year.

  • Goal $10,000.00
  • Raised $10,365.00
Top Donations
  • Dance For Shelter - $2,670.00
  • Paula Langille - $860.00
  • Maria Bartholomew - $300.00
  • Ash & Lorna - $200.00
  • Ralph Stephen - $200.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Lynette Wahlstrom 12/29/2019 $40.00
Laura Leigh Mullins 11/21/2019 $100.00 You are amazing Paula!! xoxo
Danielle S LeBrun 11/15/2019 $25.00 Make some amazing memories, Paula!
Joanne and George MacKinnon 11/15/2019 $25.00 Best of luck Paula! Safe travels!
Liz MacAskill 11/15/2019 $25.00 Best of Luck Paula on your TreK!
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