Shopping Extravaganza to benefit women and children

Profits from Nov. 15 event will benefit Surrey Women’s Centre.

It’s a fun night out to mingle, win prizes, snack on appetizers and perhaps start – or finish – your Christmas shopping.

And all the while, you’ll be helping women and children who are escaping violent or unsafe situations.

This is the second year Cindy Day, manager of Surrey’s Royal LePage Coronation Park, has organized the Shopping Extravaganza, which takes place at Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf on Nov. 15.

Last year, after just three hectic weeks of planning, $2,000 was raised at the event. The goal for next week’s long-planned evening is $5,000.

“This year I’m opening it to everyone. The more people I can get to attend, the more money we’ll raise,” Day said.

The evening includes three hours of food, beverages, raffles, a toonie toss, 50/50 draw, balloon pop and more.

One hundred per cent of the money raised will benefit the Surrey Women’s Centre (SWC), and the vendors will also be donating 15 per cent of their sale proceeds. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Bijoux by Christi, Tupperware, Fifth Avenue Collection, Kanaka Creek Candy Bouquets, Partylite, J.R. Watkins, Sunset Gourmet, Love Them Gems, Miche Bags, DNT Collection, Epicure, Steeped Tea, Stella & Dot, and The Writing on the Wall.

The shopping night coincides with the 20th anniversary of the SWC, which was incorporated Nov. 16, 1992.

Through commission donations, in-office fundraisers and various public events, Royal LePage Coronation Park raised more than $10,000 last year, which helped the SWC launch its Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team (SMART). Since its inception in April, between four and six women have been helped per week, many of whom are under age 17.

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, founded by Royal LePage, is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters, violence prevention and education programs.

The Nov. 15 Shopping Extravaganza is from 6-9 p.m. Eaglequest is located at 7778 152 St. For further information or to preview some of the prizes, search Royal LePage Coronation Park on Facebook. Or contact Kyla at kyla.royallepage@hotmail.ca or phone 604-581-3838.

 

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