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Lindsey Edwards

I'm heading out on a Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter!!


As a real estate agent in Northumberland County, Ontario, I revel in the opportunity to help my clients find a home they love and feel safe within.  The notion that anyone across Canada could feel anything less than protected, is disheartening. On any given night in Canada, close to 6000 women and children stay in an emergency shelter because it is not safe for them to be at home.  Every 6 days in Canada a woman is killed by her current or former partner.

When I bring it to a local level, that's where it hits home.

Our local shelter, Cornerstone Family Violence and Prevention Centre, services an approx cachement of 85,600 individuals, and supported over 2000 women, children and youth in 2017.  Offering an encompassing community program of counselling, violence prevention programming, family court suport, and of course through their shelter housing program.

Operating at a 127% shelter occupancy rate, the shelter is unfortuntely turning away more women and children than ever before.  Over 100 women seeking shelter were unable to be admitted in the last year, being referred to external services as the only other option.  Lack of space and funding is sadly the case.  With ministry funding covering 80-85% of their program costs annually, Cornerstone relies heavily on donations.

I want to help these women and children by ensuring that 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. I am hoping that you will join me in making a difference.

In November, I will be trekking 100 km across the Sahara Desert in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. For 5 straight days, my colleagues from Royal LePage offices across Canada and I will be hiking up to 7 hours a day across difficult terrain in the hot and dry desert climate, with temperatures dropping considerably at night. We will be sleeping in large group tents, using camping-style bathroom facilities (lord help me), and going without electricity, cell service (this will be my greatest test!) and the other comforts of home. To be eligible to participate, I must raise at least $5,000, but I would love to raise so much more!!

This journey will not be easy and it has already started for me. I will be preparing physically and mentally for months and will be covering my own travel costs. Each dollar we raise and every step we take will make it easier for women and children in our community to walk safely away from violence.

80% of all monies I raise will go directly to Cornerstone Family Violence Centre.  With the balance going back to our Royal LePage Shelter Foundation to fund programs such as Violence Prevention and Teen Healthy Relationship grants.

Ready to help me reach my fundraising goal?? 

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Thank you for your support!

** Keep an eye and ear out for events I'll be planning over the next 10 months!!  Help me surpass my fundraising goal!! 

Have a fundraising idea??  I'd love to hear it... I think!! ;)

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 $2,450.00
Top Donations
  • Stacy Vermeire - $1,000.00
  • Jeff Robson - $250.00
  • Mia Nelles - $250.00
  • Linmac Inc. - $200.00
  • Jason Schmidt - $200.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Marilou Martin 5/19/2019 $50.00 Great cause. Thanks for supporting Cornerstone
malanie wadsworth 5/17/2019 $50.00 Great cause Lindsey!
Linmac Inc. 5/17/2019 $200.00 Good Luck Linz! Epic Trip!!
Jeff Robson 5/16/2019 $250.00
Jason Schmidt 5/16/2019 $200.00 Good luck! xo Morgan and Jason.
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