REALTORS® reach out to young women needing protection

A Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation grant will help at-risk young women experience security and comfort as they rebuild their lives in Winnipeg.

Marymound and its historic Leacock Estate in West Kildonan is one of nine organizations selected for grant funding through the MREA Shelter Foundation in 2015. The estate’s secure living units provide a safe environment to protect young women from the dangers of street life and abuse. Marymound’s managed-care programs aim to meet young womens’ and girls’ physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs.

The grant is earmarked to improve shelter services at Leacock Estate.

“REALTORS® recognize that shelter services are vital to community stability. We also understand that structured fundraising and philanthropy help to create stronger communities for all. It’s a privilege to be able to give and make a lasting difference,” said MREA Shelter Foundation chair Roger Burns.

The foundation is delighted to announce a total of nine new grants totalling more than $35,000 will be given to:

Esther House
L’Arche Winnipeg
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council
New Directions
Nova House
Samaritan House Ministries Safe and Warm Shelter
Shalom Residences
Siloam Mission

Your participation at fundraising events such as WinnipegREALTORS® Gimme Shelter, Brandon Area REALTORS® Shelter Classic Golf Tournament, Brian M. Collie Memorial Shelter Classic golf tournament, MREA Shelter Foundation Fishing Derby, other special events such as the Revved Up for Shelter car show, Win an Instant Wine Cellar fundraiser and the Close a Sale, Open a Door REALTOR® campaign help to serve vital community needs and make shelter possible for those less fortunate.

Since 2006, $600,000 has been raised to support shelter organizations across Manitoba.

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