October Helping Hands Women’s Lunch-Don Of All Trades

Women's Helping Hands Lunch-Don of All TradesHello!

My name is Yolanda and I am the volunteer Coordinator of the Don Of All Trades Building Trees of Hope Program.  I recently hosted  a private Women Lunch  in aid of Herizon House Women’s Shelter-a not-for-profit, charitable organization that provides a place of safety where women and children will feel accepted, supported and empowered as they move towards living their lives free of violence in Durham Region.

This event was held  on Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Menu

The menu for this special  Women’s Helping Hands Lunch in support of Herizon House.

Our Menu

There was a turkey lunch buffet style served with all the fixings!

We also had the deserts covered!

Home made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Home made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

 

Apple pie & pumpkin pie
Apple pie & pumpkin pie

There was no charge for the lunch, instead I asked each of my guests to donate one brand new robe and a set of women’s slippers which would go directly to the shelter.

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slippers

 As we all know, networking events are great but from my past experiences, I feel there is never enough time to really get to talk and get to know each other.

This  special lunch was the perfect opportunity for women in business to spend some time together, have fun,  connect and enjoy some good food, great conversation a nd help our community.

I was excited and looking forward to being their hostess for this event and being able to reach out and assist women and children in our community who at times, need help the most.

 

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To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to finish setting up and cooking on time but it all worked out in the end. I hope you all enjoyed the food and desserts. We both hope that you all had a good time connecting with each other and helping out the community. My goal was  that you all left this event feeling good and will hopefully keep in touch with both Don and I and each other. Thank you again!

Thanking all the incredible women in business that attended made a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project.
Thanking all the incredible women in business that attended made a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project.

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Giving thanks to some incredible women in business!

Thank you Jessica Towers owner of Jessica’s Hair Design, Rhonda Lee Axhorn, SRES, Sales Representative – Island Heritage Realty, Rita Vee and Cat Kay from The Secret Lotus, Shannon Sheppard Communicative Disorder Assistant, Karen Woolley, Sue Pitchforth owner and principal designer at Décor Therapy Plus, my wonderful friend Angela Gazze, Stephanie Atwood + Ginette Vachon owners of Tranquility Matters for joining and contributing to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program and helping our communities. I am honoured.

 

Our swag bags given to our guests who attended our Helping Hands Woman's Lunch in support of Herizon House.
Our swag bags given to our guests who attended our Helping Hands Woman’s Lunch in support of Herizon House.

We hope you all enjoy your swag bags. I love them! They are filled with so much love! Special thank you going out to Pam Little from Pam Little, CGA. Pam has always contributed to our events and helped our cause. Also, thank you going out to Doreen Foote Bradburn, Mary Kay Consultant and Michelle Medeiros owner of HOUSE DREAMER and all local businesses who donated items for the swag bags.

 

Adding a special little "something" as my way of saying thank you for these women's support.
Adding a special little “something” as my way of saying thank you for these women’s support.

Just finished putting together some special gifts to add into our swag bags from me to you! I hope you all enjoy them and they make you smile and give you inspiration ladies because you are all so wonderful and I am so blessed to know each and every one of you!

 

Special Thank You going out to Cat Kay owner of the Secret Lotus.
Special Thank You going out to Cat Kay owner of the Secret Lotus.

A very special thank you going out to Cat Kay owner of The Secret Lotus and Rita Vee who came from Markham, Ontario to attended our Helping Hands Women’s Lunch. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you so much ladies!

 

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Thank you Stephanie Atwood and Ginette Vachon for showcasing some of your Tranquility Matters products at our women’s lunch. I enjoyed shopping, the fact that you both are so knowledgable  and passionate about what you do. It was a pleasure.

 

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Thank you Jessica Towers owner of Jessica’s Hair Design for sharing tips on hair care and important information about hair accessories and products. I love the fact that you provide a mobile service that makes it convenient for anyone! Great job Jessica, I really enjoyed it!

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Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who attended and contributed this month to our Don Of All Trades Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Women’s Lunch in support of Herizon House!

It was a HUGE Success!!!!

 

Helping Hands Women's Lunch-Don of All Trades

Because of your generosity and support we are able to present Herizon House in aid of abused women and their children fleeing from violence the following items this month of October:

– 1 Christmas tree
-7 beautiful party lite candles displays
– 1 electric tooth-brush with replaceable heads
– 2 cases of baby wipes
– 3 bottles of baby shampoo
– 2 bottles of head & baby body wash
– 3 bottles of Johnson baby lotion
– sanitary napkins
– 12 pairs of slippers
– 8 robes

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And a beautiful and generous cash donation of $273 from Ginette Vachon & Stephanie Atwood owners of Tranquility Matters.

I will be putting your Helping Hands on my Tree of Hope. Thank you ladies on behalf of my partner Danny and I for your support. Thank you for keeping me inspired, focused and helping us to continue moving forward by giving back to our communities and making a difference.

Helping Hands Women's Lunch-Don Of All Trades

Sending out a Thank You to my partner Don for helping me get ready for this event and also sponsoring this event!

Kinds words from  some of our guests…

Thank you for making The Secret Lotus, myself and Rita Vee a part of your group. You have beautiful energy Ms Yolanda . I look forward to seeing you soon and being a part of your cause. XXX!

Cat Kay

Thank you for making us a part of your group. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Yolanda you have an amazing heart!! Thank you.

Rita Vee

It was such a wonderful afternoon Yolanda! Thank you for inviting me. It was a pleasure meeting so many amazing ladies and getting to know them. Delicious food, great ladies and conversation and all of us getting together to support a cause near and dear to us all.

Sue Pitchforth

today I think it was confirmed that you are truly an angel on earth! my mom and I just love you, we had a blast!!! If next month’s date changes…we are in!! Otherwise keep us posted for the next ones after! It was like sitting with family when I have never met 99% of those people prior to! I loved it! What an amazing day with AMAZING FOOD, FRIENDS AND CONVERSATION!!

Stephanie Atwood

THANK YOU Yolanda and Danny for all that you do to help others! Wonderful company, fabulous food and a deserving charity…a recipe for a perfect day…just wish I could have stayed longer!! 

Shannon Sheppard

Thank you Yolanda – you are a lovely, kind, gifted person – enjoyed meeting people in your network – and look forward to chatting with you again soon.

Karen Wooley

I can’t wait to do this again…

Yolanda 🙂

 

Helping Hands Buidling Trees Of Hope

Don Of All Trades is giving back to our community. Please donate to our Helping Hands Program benefiting women and children.

Every gift is a gift of hope. Your donations make a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse that are provided with a place of safety, support and hope at Herizon House women’s shelter.

You can help improve the lives of abused women and children in the  community. Please visit www.donofalltrades.ca community page to find out how you can make a difference.

To find out which other businesses have donated a helping hand, please visit our community page at www.donofalltrades.ca.

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Our September’s Women’s Helping Hands Lunch

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