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Mark Sokolski - Royal LePage ProAlliance Peterborough

Welcome to my Ecuador Challenge for Shelter fundraising page!

Women’s shelters in Canada need our support now more than ever to fund their life-saving and life-changing work. As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, shelters across the country are reporting rising rates of domestic violence and more women than ever who are reaching out for help. While most of our lives have returned to normal, there are women and children in all corners of the country who are now fleeing the danger within their homes and working to rebuild their future after experiencing domestic violence. 

I plan to help and I hope you will join me in making a difference!

In November 2023, I will be heading to Ecuador to trek 5 days towards one of the highest active volcanoes in the world! During this high-altitude adventure, I will be hiking long days across varied terrain in unpredictable mountain weather. I’ll be camping in a tent and going without cell service, electricity, bathroom facilities and other comforts of home. This trek will not be easy but it will be immensely worthwhile. Each step I take and every dollar I raise will support courageous women and children in my community who are seeking safety and hope for a life free from abuse. I have high goals, and every dollar donated will go towards the Shelter Foundation, with 80% going directly towards the Crossroads Shelter in Peterborough.  The photo on this page is a photo of me with my daughter, as we hiked the Rockies. I have a wife, two daughters, a son, and a happy home. As a realtor, I help people try to achieve "home", and I want to take on this challenge for those who don't always see their home as a safe place, those experiencing violence or abuse of any kind.

Please click the SPONSOR ME link near the bottom of this page to help me reach my fundraising goal. 

Thank you for your support! Please note: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation issues tax receipts in February for all donations of $20 or more made in the previous calendar year.  I truly appreciate your gifts to this worthy cause.

  • Goal $50,000.00
  • Raised $52,440.00
Top Donations
  • Lighthouse Private Wealth - $8,000.00
  • James Hughes - $2,000.00
  • Mark Sokolski - $1,580.00
  • Ryan Pattinson - $1,234.56
  • Sullivan Professional Corporation - $1,226.77
Donor Date Amount Message
Marcia Alderson 11/11/2023 $20.00 Thank you for making a difference my friend :-)
Julie Pilatzke 11/8/2023 $80.00 Doing good for the good of it. I am so proud of you. Personal growth ahead! I know you’ll embrace it.
Kristina & Stan 11/8/2023 $50.00
Rob Garrick 10/30/2023 $50.00 Great work Mark for a great cause
Shawn Zigelstein 10/20/2023 $50.00 Looking forward to hiking with you!
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