NEW: Our Mother’s Day Gift Bag Drive For Women In Shelters Is Officially On!

Mother’s Day Gifts Bags Brighten Holidays For Women In Shelters

Mr. Donato D'Orazio Founder of Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services
Mr. Donato D’Orazio Founder of Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

Help us celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12, 2019 by donating items to put together into our 15 Gift Bags that will be donated to the women at Herizon House Women’s Shelter. A total of 15 Mother’s Day Gift Bags will be given away this year with the help of some wonderful angels who give from their heart.
Our Mother’s Day Gift Bag Drive For Women In Shelters Is Officially On!

We are accepting collections of donated items for these very special gift bags starting Monday, February 18- Monday, May 6, 2019. Throughout the week of May 6-10 we will be assembling all gift bags and making the final delivery to the proper administrative staff that work for the Shelter.

Suggested Items to add to our 15 Gift Bags in total:

Scarves, Journals, Adult Colouring Books, Pencil Crayons, Slippers, Chocolates, Mini Manicure Sets, Lufas, Timmy’s Coffee Cards, Hand Creams, Bubble Baths, Gift Cards to Walmart or Shoppers Drug Mart, Jewelry, Wallets, Bath Salts, Bars of Pretty Soaps, Body Care Products and Face Clothes & Hand Towels.

Now You Can Get Updates on this Event and More  on Our Helping Hands Building Tree of Hope Fundraiser Page!

Visit our Don of all Trades Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program Face Book Community Page for regular updates on how we are helping make a difference in the community.

Where to Donate Your Items?

Mrs. Yolanda D’Orazio Founder and Volunteer Coordinator of the Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Yolanda D’Orazio  by email at: for more information on how you can help and for donation drop off location.

Our team is at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services and our Helping Hands Building Tree of Hope Program is proud to mention that this is our 3rd year contributing these very special and meaningful gift bags and look forward to help brighten this Mother’s Day Holiday for women in shelters!


Every donation adds a new Helping Hand to our Helping Hands Tree of Hope,  a symbol of commitment, inspiration and community from wonderful donors like you!


May 3, 2018 Kind words from Herizon House… “We are so excited to receive and distribute the Mother’s Day gifts to the women in shelter. Our sincere thanks to all those who are contributing, and especially to Don of All Trades for this wonderful effort. These beautiful gifts will warm the hearts of women fleeing abuse in this community.”


With the support of donors like you, we can help ensure that women and children can live without fear and the programs at Herizon House can continue.


April 3rd, 2017-Looking Back at Our Very First Gift Bag Drive

NEW! Hope Rising  Annual Concert Fundraiser For Herizon House

Welcome to our FIFTH ANNUAL Hope Rising Concert Fundraiser!

We are celebrating this milestone by going to the next level with our favorite event; a bigger room at beautiful Deer Creek, a bigger menu with additional food stations, a bigger band to rock the stage with Stacey Renee, and even more auction items and prizes than before!

Live Band & Dancing All Night, Cash Bar, Live & Silent Auctions, Bingo Prize Spin Raffle, Snack & Appetizers, Poutine Station AND FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Pizza Station, Brownie & Doughnut Dessert. 

Be sure to get your tickets today. This is the year to be a part of our greatest celebration ever! 

Date & Time:

 Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7 PM – 11:59 PM

Event Location:

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility –  2700 Audley Rd, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 1T7

Hosted By:

Purchase Tickets:

 Individual Tickets: $50.  Contact

Selling Your Condo? Renovation tips with Don of All Trades

There are many opportunities for investors to purchase new condo units. When you list your unit on the resale condo market, it needs to stand out. Below are some simple condo renovations that will get your asking price or better.


If your home has hardwood floors, in it pays to have any carpeting removed and the floors refinished. Replace worn out existing carpeting with light tan or other neutral-colored carpeting. Replace chipped or cracked ceramic tile. Clean or replace the grout.

Photos provided by Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

Ceilings & Walls

Nothing says freshness like a new coat of paint.  It hides stains from grease or smoke and ceiling cracks. Use fiberglass tape on large cracks, cover with joint compound and sand, then paint a neutral color.

Photos provided by Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services


Statistically, kitchen remodels return nearly 100%. Cabinetry is highly visible because it is at eye level.  Resurface beat-up cabinets by replacing the doors and hardware. If your cabinets are painted, add a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.

Granite counters, though popular, are not strictly necessary. Simple laminates, newer faucets and sparkling sinks sell very well.


The national average of recouped cost is more than 100% for bathrooms. New floors, fixtures and lights pay off.


Have a question about your home improvement project? Get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you!
We offer a wide range of home improvement services for your home including FREE ESTIMATES in Durham Region. Call 905-259-5249 or visit our website at: to find out more!


Don Of All Trades is Giving Back to the Community

Please donate to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project!

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 community page to find out how you can make a difference.