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Melody May

Welcome to my Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter fundraising page!

As a real estate agent, my job is to help clients find the perfect place to live and I can't imagine ‘home’ being a place of fear and danger. Sadly, 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. In too many cases women go to their local shelter because they are literally running for their lives.

I want to 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?

In November 2019, I will be trekking 100 km across the Sahara Desert in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and the West Island Women's Shelter. For 5 straight days, my colleagues from Royal LePage offices across Canada and I will be hiking up to 7 hours a day and camping under extremely challenging circumstances. The goal is to raise awareness about the true hardships that victims of domestic abuse have to suffer through every day at any time. Each dollar raised and every step taken on our trek will make it easier for women and children in our community to walk safely away from violence. 

To be eligible to participate, I must raise at least $5,000. Exactly 80% all donations will, through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, go directly to the West Island Women’s Shelterand Hébergement La Passerelle- both wonderful and important organizations that serve women and children in our communities in the West Island of Montreal and the Montérégie region. The remaining 20% of donations will fund domestic violence prevention and education programs in communities across Canada.

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 $5,000.00
  • Raised $6,000.00
Top Donations
  • Car Wash for Shelter - $1,980.00
  • 9368-4934 Quebec Inc. - $1,000.00
  • Chantal Joanis Notaire Inc. - $500.00
  • Deborah A Rill - $350.00
  • 108 Sun Salutations for Shelter - $165.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Melody May 1/21/2020 $100.00
Ann Roussel 12/8/2019 $25.00 Super proud of you Melody May! You are a champ.
Kristin Landry 11/7/2019 $30.00 I owed you!! Good luck on your trek!!
Arthur Hwang 9/20/2019 $150.00
Matthew Snape 9/5/2019 $100.00 Have fun on the trek!
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