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Art auction helping others

April Lacheur selling work to raise money for Ruben's Shoes
White Rock artist April Lacheur (right)

A White Rock artist is hosting an online auction supporting an initiative to pair shoes with people in need.

April Lacheur will hold the auction of her artwork until the end of the month, with funds benefitting Ruben’s Shoes – a Vancouver-based charity that sends gently used shoes to children and adults in underdeveloped countries.

For every piece Lacheur sells, 100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to help with shipping the shoes.

As well, 25 per cent of any non-auction item purchased from her store will go towards the charity.

Ruben’s Shoes was established by Port Moody resident Kelly Strongitharm after she met her sponsor child, Ruben, in the Dominican Republic. Seeing the need for shoes spurred her to begin in the charity in December 2012.

To bid at the online auction, visit before May 31. To shop at the online store, visit