Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate our mothers, the woman  like no other. She gave us life, nurtured us, taught us, dressed us, fought for us, held us, shouted at us, kissed us, but most importantly loved us unconditionally.

There are not enough words we can say to describe  how important our mothers are to us, and what a powerful influence she continues to be to us… 

In the middle of all the celebrations, it’s important to remember that so many mothers will spend this special day experiencing abuse or taking refuge in shelters.  On any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children  are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence. Every night, about 300 women and their children  are turned away because the shelters are full.

Violence against mothers impacts children too. The effects are persistent and far- reaching. Children who witness domestic abuse can experience learning challenges as well as behavioral and mental health issues that can extend long into adulthood. Studies show that these children can be more likely to repeat the cycle, growing up to become victims or abusers themselves.

This Mother’s Day, we can reconnect our love for our moms and our respect for all women by joining or replicating a program initiated by the Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services of Durham Region.  Our team  runs “The Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project”  a program that we created that turns donations into supports for women in abusive relationships through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House Women’s Shelter.

We felt that there was  no better day this year to celebrate our moms by recognizing the value of all women and making a big difference for a victim of domestic violence.

Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters!

We reached out to the community once again for their support  and asked for their assistance to help us celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 14, 2017 by donating items along with our own to put together in  special gift bags that would be donated to the women at Herizon House Women’s Shelter.


Angels Who Gave From Their Heart 

A total of 11 Mother’s Day Gift Bags would be donated with the help of some wonderful angels who gave from their heart. Special items that were donated to add to these very special and meaningful gift bags ranged from   journals, adult coloring books, pencil crayons,  chocolates, mini manicure sets, Loofah, Timmy’s Cards, wrap, bows, gift bags, hand creams, jewelry, bath salts, body care products, hand soaps, candles and coffee.

Our collection deadline started April 3-May 7, 2017. All gift bags were donated on Wednesday 10, just in time for Mother’s Day.

We would also like to mention that  everyone who made a contribution also added a new Helping Hand to our Third Tree Of Hope which we wish to complete by December 2017!

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Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters Video



Special Thank You to the following who donated:

Katrina Anne Dafoe-Independent Jamberry

Carmela D’Alessandro-Grabbing Crowns

Pam Little-Pam Little Accounting

Don D’Orazio-Don of all Trades Professional Home
Maintenance Services

Jacquelynn Joan Tanner-Sutton Group-Heritage
Realty Inc., Brokerage

Yolanda D’Orazio-Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope

Michelle Medeiros-House Dreamer

Stephanie Atwood-Tranquility Matters

Sandra Howlett-Apple Melon Designs

Rhonda Lee Axhorn-Island Heritage Reality Inc.,

Herizon House

Also A Very Special Thank You To Our Friends:

Angela Gazze

Marg Stevens



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