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Michael Sommer

Welcome to my Ecuador Challenge for Shelter fundraising page!

I am thrilled and excited to be able to participate in my third self funded trek for Royal LePage Shelter Foundation benefitting one of Ontario's first shelters for those experiencing abuse. Gillians Place has been providing safe refuge and support programs in an effort to end domestic violence, and I am honoured to support them with every step that I take. Together, we can help break the cycle of violence in our community. 

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. 

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

Thank you for your generosity and 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.

  • Goal $20,000.00
  • Raised $10,391.61
Top Donations
  • Royal LePage NRC Realty - $5,698.33
  • Kim Kunselman - $500.00
  • Iain Edmonds - $500.00
  • Tamer Mecky - $500.00
  • PETER ROBERTSON - $300.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Thomas Hart 11/17/2023 $37.03
Marcia Alderson 11/11/2023 $20.00 Thank you for making a difference my friend :-)
Rob Ohs (PREC) 10/31/2023 $61.25
Duchess & Slander 10/8/2023 $100.00 Love you Babe! So blessed to call you friend!
Dan Toppari 10/2/2023 $100.00
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