We are very excited and proud to share that our hard work and efforts definitely paid off at the Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show benefiting Herizon House . Our Helping Hands Spring Plant and Bake Sale Tables generated over $500 including donated items through our drop box and we collected over 31 Helping Hands to help complete our second Helping Hands Tree of Hope!!! Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts especially to Angela and Carmela who helped through volunteering and donating baked goods. We appreciate it so much. Don of All Trades wants to continue to support our communities by helping to give back. Stay tuned for more events coming soon!
Read All About How We Did It!
April 4, 2016
I spent this past Saturday together with my good friends Carm and Angela coming up with some fantastic ideas for our Helping Hands Spring Plant and Bake Sale Table at the Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show. We were sure guests were going to LOVE what we were offering to sell. The best part of all..100% of all money raised from purchased plants and baked goods our tables were to be donated to Herizon House and everyone one who bought our items would automatically donate a Helping Hand to help complete our second Tree of Hope! We were all excited and looking forward to this event!
Getting The Word Out
March 25, 2016
So what was I doing on a sunny but a little chilly Sunday on March 25th? I was out and about putting up these Hope 4 Her Event flyers benefiting Herizon House around Durham. I was also out looking for any local businesses with storefronts that would like to help by placing one of these Hope 4 Her flyers on their shop window. I wanted to help spread the word and make this event even more successful this year.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank Karen McIsaac-Duguay, Manager of the Country Style located inside the Esso station at Brock and Manning, for showing their support helping us promote the Hope 4 Event poster at their location. Thank you!
Let Baking Festivities Begin!
April 23-29, 2016
Just a sneak peek of some of the amazing treats that were created and were all donated by our good friends Carmela and Angela. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Candy kabobs, Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows and Chocolate Fudge Cookies, Skor, Cranberry and Oatmeal Raisin, Cookies and more! They were beautiful, delicious and so professionally made with so much love!
Yolanda donated baked Chocolate Biscotti, M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies, Old Fashioned Sour Cream Glazed Donuts, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Carrot Cake, and Glazed Lemon Loaf. These items and more were available for sale at our Helping Hands table on Saturday April 30 at the Hope 4 Her Event. Let me tell you, they didn’t last long! Every purchase made at our Helping Hands Spring Plant and Bake Sale Tables was donated to benefit Herizon House, and every purchase automatically donated a Helping Hand to Build our second Tree Of Hope.
This was a great way to shop and give back to the community!
Businesses Who Donated
We are sending out a shout out to two local businesses who donated baked items to help raise funds at our Helping Hands Spring Plant and Bake Sale Tables. Thank you Pam Little from Pam Little Accounting for donating your gluten-free muffins they were delicious! Also thank you going out to Jessica Kula- Trinier, owner of Cupcake Junkie Bakery and Café for donating cupcakes. They sold were a huge hit and sold out quickly.
Our Pretty Plants Arrived!
April 28, 2016
We offered a variety of beautiful potted plants such as Gerberas, Mini Roses and Cut Tulips at the Hope 4 Her Hand Made and Local Gift Show just in time for Mother’s Day! Everyone who made a purchase at our tables not only made a donation to benefit Herizon House, they also automatically donated a Helping Hand to Build our second Tree of Hope. Sending out a thank you to Don D’Orazio owner of Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services who donated all of these plants to help raise funds to donate to this wonderful organization.
Hope 4 Her Event Day!
Getting Our Tables Set Up
April 30, 2016
We arrived the Christian Life Centre in Ajax at 930am to set up our Helping Hands Spring Plant and Bake Sale tables. Doors opened at 10am. I cannot believe we used a total of Three Tables to showcase all of our products to help raise funds to benefit the women and children at Herizon House. It was truly an incredible and humbling experience to meet so many beautiful people in the community who showed their support. Thank you to everyone who helped out by purchasing items from our tables, helping Herizon House and donating a Helping Hand to Build Trees of Hope! We look forward to doing it again next year.
We were easily spotted at this years Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show on April 30th wearing our new Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope-T-shirts! It was truly an incredible event benefiting an amazing place-Herizon House.
Friends and Family Who Dropped By to Show Their Support!
Thank you Carmela, Angela, my brother Remo and my niece Olivia, Rhonda Lee Axhorn, George Zois, Jeffrey Livingston, Christina and Fran, Stephanie Atwood, Shannon Sheppard, Diane Sokoloski, Pam Little, Katrina Anne Dafoe and Marg Stevens for showing your support, dropping by our tables, donating items into our drop off bin and for your help by making a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project at the Hope 4 Her Hand Made and Local Gift Show benefiting Herizon House! You all helped make it a Huge Success!
Welcoming Our New Additions To Our Helping Hands Trees of Hope!
Everyone who purchased any of the items at our tables, also donated a Helping Hand that will be added to our second Tree of Hope which we hope to complete by December 31, 2016.
Thank you Snapd Ajax for visiting our Helping Hands Spring Plant & Bake Sale Tables and taking this great photo of Carmela, Yolanda and Angela on April 30th, 2016 at the Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show benefiting Herizon House. Read more about this great event including many other fantastic vendors who participated by visiting this article below.
Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway!
This gift basket valued at $140, was generously donated by Don D’Orazio, owner of Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services and tickets were sold for a chance to win it on Saturday April 30 at the Hope 4 Her Event. All proceeds from the tickets were donated to Herizon House.
May 2, 2016
Congratulations going out to Jeff, the winner of the Mother’s Day Gift Basket! We hope that your mom enjoys it! And thank you to everyone who participated in the draw.
Special Thank You Going Out To Herizon House
We wanted to send out a very special thank you to everyone at Herizon House who gave us so much assistance and accommodating our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Team at this years Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show. It was a lot of hard work but it was an extremely fun day for such a wonderful cause. We hope to be part of this incredible event next year!
More About Herizon House
Herizon House is an Emergency Shelter serving women and their children fleeing abuse and violence.
-Crisis counselling for abused women…
-24 hour crisis phone counselling for abused women
-Housing and legal support
-Referrals and community advocacy
-A safe and non- judgmental environment for women leaving abusive relationships and wishing to live independently of their abusers.
Women in crisis can find support 24 hours a day by calling 1-866-Herizon (1-866-437-4066).
We provide a place of Safety, Support and Empowerment for abused women and their children. We are committed to ending the cycle of abuse and violence in the community.
Remember, Every woman has the Right to Live a Life Free from Abuse.
Learn more at herizonhouse.com.
We’re Helping Give Back to the Community!
Every gift is a gift of hope. Your donation makes a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse that are provided a place of safety, support and hope at Herizon House women’s shelter.
You can help the lives of abused women and children in your community.
Please visit www.donofalltrades.ca Community Page to find more information on how you can give the gift of hope.