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Join Us! Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser November 26-Don of All Trades

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IT’S DON OF ALL TRADES LAST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

 

Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services is proud to announce that our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope will once again be a vendor at this years Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show in support of Herizon House. It’s our last fundraising event of the year and we want to end 2016 with Bang to help raise money benefiting Herizon House Women’s Shelter!

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BE SURE TO DROP BY OUR HELPING HANDS CHRISTMAS GOODIE TABLES FOR FREE SAMPLES OF OUR HOME MADE BAKED COOKIES!
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
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Our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope will be offering a variety of baked Christmas Cookies for sale just in time for the holidays! 100% of the money raised from our tables will be donated to Herizon House.
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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY DONATING A HELPING HAND TO BUILD OUR TREES OF HOPE!

Everyone who purchases any of the items at our tables will also donate a Helping Hand that will be added to our second Tree of Hope which we hope to complete by December 31, 2016.

WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTMAS COOKIES!

Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Collections & Pricing include:

Large Tray 6 Dozen- $36 each
Large Tray 6 Dozen- $36 each
OUR LARGE HOLIDAY TRAY

Includes-6 Dozen Cookies-$36 each

12-Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
12-Gingerbreadmen Cookies
12-Traditional British Style Shortbread Cookies
12-Jam Thumbprint Cookies
12-Sugar Cookies
12- Butter Spritz Cookies

Medium Box- 5 Dozen- $30.00 each
Medium Box- 5 Dozen- $30.00 each
OUR MEDIUM HOLIDAY BOX

Includes  5 Dozen Cookies- $30.00 each

12-Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
12-Gingerbreadmen Cookies
12-Traditional British Style Shortbread Cookies
12-Jam Thumbprint Cookies
12-Sugar Cookies

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Our 1 DOZEN  COOKIE BAGS

Includes 1 Dozen Assorted-$6.00 each

-Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
-Gingerbread men Cookies
-Traditional British Style Shortbread Cookies
-Jam Thumbprint Cookies
-Sugar Cookies
– Butter Spritz Cookies

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Individual decorated Gingerbread Men & Gingerbread Women cookies $3.00 each.
METHOD OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED-CASH ONLY
SPECIAL OFFERS

Spend $30 or more and get a FREE SWAG BAG (we have a limited quantity of 20 swag bags only) and 1 free ticket to enter into our prize draws!

 

ENTER YOUR CHANCE TO WIN COOL PRIZES FROM OUR PRIZE TABLES!

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TICKET PRICES

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1 for $5 OR 3 for $10 OR spend $30 or more on any of our Christmas Cookies at our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Tables, and get 1 FREE TICKET for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE POSTED ON NOVEMBER  29 ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE SO REMEMBER TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

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Winner will be posted on our Don Of All Trades face book page on November 29, so if you haven’t already liked our page here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/donofalltrades.info/

Remember, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Herizon House Women’s Shelter.

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This is a great way to shop for that special gift for the holidays, save time on your holiday baking, support local businesses and give back to the community!

More Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Event Time: 10am-3pm
Event Location: Christian life Centre, 1030 Ravenscroft Rd.-Ajax in support of Herizon House.

Questions? Check out our Community Event Page on our website at www.donofalltrades.ca.

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From Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services!

 

Check out our Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Video Below

 

2016 Helping Hands Women’s Charity BBQ

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2016 Helping Hands Women’s Charity Barbeque  

Our team at Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services held its second  annual Helping Hands Women’s Charity Barbeque 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. By supporting organizations like Herizon House, we acknowledge that in order to end the cycle of violence we must work in partnership with our community .

As with all of our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope charity  events we host, there was no charge to attend  however we did ask for our guests to donate non-perishable food items from our wish list to be used by the women and their children staying at the shelter and for their out reach program.

On Saturday, June 25th, we were  once again delighted to invite our friends. family and local businesses owners around for this Helping Hands Women’s  Charity Barbeque event, as it made for a fun and inspirational afternoon and helped the community.

Our Second Helping Hands Tree of Hope

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“Sending out a special thank you to everyone who attended our Don of All Trades 2016 Helping Hands Women’s Charity Barbeque Event! Every one contributed a Helping Hand on our second Tree of Hope!”

Yolanda D’Orazio

So What Was On the Menu?

 

Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

We offered our guests a variety of barbecued meats such as home-made Italian sausages, hamburgers, hot dogs, a variety of home-made salads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and a very special Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope cake!

Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Cake
Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

 

2016 Helping Hands Women’s Charity Barbeque

Thank you Mother Nature for giving us  beautiful sunshine and warm weather this year at our second annual Helping Hands Women’s Charity Barbeque benefiting Herizon House! We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather on Saturday June 25, 2016.

Photos of how our wonderful day unfolded and the wonderful people  who helped Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services make a difference in the community below.

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Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

 

 

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Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

Support Local Business

At Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services, we always extend an invite to local businesses to showcase their wonderful products and services. Thank you Stephanie Atwood owner of Tranquility Matters for setting up your display and for attending our 2016 Helping Hands Women’s Charity  Barbeque in aid of Herizon House.

Swag Bags

Swag Bags filled with lots of neat items and goodies given to everyone who joined our 2016 Helping Hands Women’s Charity Barbeque Event including special swag bags for the kids. Thank you to everyone who donated some very unique and beautiful items!

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Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

 

108 Non Perishable Food Items Donated!

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Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

I want to start off by saying THANK YOU once again!

Here’s what non perishable food items were collected at our Helping Hands Women’s BBQ benefiting Herizon House Woman’s Shelter. Check out the long list of what you all donated! Wow!

-12 cans of Kraft Mac & cheese
-7 packages of pasta
-6 cans of tomato sauce
-2 boxes of Cheerios
-5 cans of peas
-2 cans of sliced beets
-4 cans of beans
-2 cans of lentils
-1 can of baked beans
-6 cans of corn
-2 cans sliced white potatoes
-6 cans of tuna
-1 can of salmon
-4 containers of tea
-1 bottle of mustard
-2 boxes of pancake mix
-2 bottles of pancake syrup
-5 jars of peanut butter
-3 bottles of jam
-4 boxes of Jello
-5 boxes of crackers
-6 boxes of Juice boxes/packs
-2 boxes of pasta salad kits
-2 boxes of scalloped potatoes
-2 bottles of salad dressing
-3 boxes of cookies
-3 boxes of granola bars
-1 box pop tarts
-1 pack of skittles
-3 packages of bisquick mix
-1 Almond beverage
-1 Uncle Ben’s Fast N Fancy Flavoured Rice
-1 Laundry Basket

Also, thanking Claudia who was the winner of the $25 Metro Gift Card at our Prize Raffle and who donated it to Herizon House.

A Very Special Thank You

We are very proud of our  nieces Alessia and Olivia for their hard work. They made our food donation drop off bin so beautiful, meaningful and special! Love them to pieces!

Donated Prizes for Our Prize Table Raffles!

 

This event offered a raffle prize table filled a variety of donated prizes from friends, family and local businesses in the community. Tickets were purchased at this event and the lucky winners were announced towards the end of the event. We raised $179.25 plus the donated non perishable food items that were all donated to Herizon House women’s shelter!

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Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

 

We would like to send out a special thank you to the following local businesses, friends and family in the  community to donated prize items to help make this event such a HUGE success:

 

 

Congratulations to Our Prize Winners!

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Photos courtesy Don of All Trades
We Raised $179.25 in Cash Donations from our Prize Table!
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Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

 

Kind Words from Herizon House

 

2016 Helping Hands Women's Charity BBQ-Don of all Trades  On behalf of Herizon House, I would like to extend our thanks once again to Yolanda and Don of All Trades for hosting this charity BBQ! The Helping Hands project has already benefited abused women and their children so much! Our gratitude is extended to all of those who donated, attended, and in every way supported this event, and especially to the organizers and helpers. It is because of community members like ALL of you that we can continue our programs at Herizon House.  Thank you from our hearts!!!

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

A Special Project for Bark in the Park 2016-Don of All Trades

 

Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

Earlier this year our team at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services, was contacted by a friend and local business owner Sandra Howlett  of Apple Melon Designs. Sandra needed some  help to create a special dog house to be used  as part of a fun game at her second annual Bark in the Park Event, a festival celebrating pets and the people who love them.

 

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Sandra sent us the information and design ideas including  measurements.

Our team members  at Don of All Trades were not only honoured to be included to participate in this special project, we were also very excited to be part of such a great cause!

Our very special dog house is now completed and will be holding   something very special inside at the Bark in the Park Event Bowmanville 2016 on Saturday August 27 & Sunday August 28th, 2016.  We can’t wait to see the end results once Sandra adds her finishing design touches!

 

 What we used to complete this dog house project below.
 Materials List:
  • 4 White knotted Pine 16X7 inch boards
  • 4  Pine knobs for legs
  • 2 Spring Hinge for door
  • 1 Everbilt Brass Laiton Latch for door lock
  • Continuous Hinge  screws
  • 1 bottle of Le Page wood glue
  • Dowle and wood screws

Total labour hours: 8

We  wanted to thank Sandra Howlett, owner of Apple Melon Designs for letting us be part of such a special event and for her kind words below!

Kind words from Sandra Howlett

Bark in the Park 2016 Bowmanville-Don Of All TradesI can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to give you a sneak preview of a super fun game that will be at BARK in the PARK….

When it’s painted it will be amazing!

We wouldn’t have this fun game without the talents of our amazing sponsor Don Of All Trades’ Danny D’Orazio…..he has graciously donated the materials and his time so we can bring you this game.

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Thank You!

Join us at Bark in the Park Bowmanville 2016!
Bark in the Park Bowmanville 2016-Don Of All Trades
A Festival Celebrating Pets and the People Who Love Them!
Saturday August 27 & Sunday August 28th, 2016
10 am to 4 pm each day
Garnet B Rickard Rec Complex
2440 Hwy 2, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K2
100 Vendors & Rescues
5,000+ expected to attend
Bring your Dog(s)!

 

Charity Bake Sale Tables Raises Money for Woman’s Shelter-Don Of All Trades


2016 Hope 4 Her Handmade & Local Gift Show-Don Of All Trades

 Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services was extremely proud to be invited to participate as a  vendor at this years Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show in support of Herizon House. This event was held on Saturday April 30th in Ajax and was sponsored by Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery.

 

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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!
Planning Ahead

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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

Hope 4 Her Flyers
Hope 4 Her Flyers

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. 

Hope 4 Her Flyers
Hope 4 Her Flyers

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

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Just a sneak peek of some of the amazing treats that were created  and were all donated by our good friends Carmela and AngelaChocolate 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!

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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

Helping Hands Spring Plant & Bake Sale

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

We Have Been Snapd Ajax April 30, 2016 Edition

Photo by www.edelinephotography.com
Photo by http://www.edelinephotography.com

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.

We snapd Herizon House’s 2nd Annual Hope 4 Her show. Proceeds will assist in various programs & raise awareness. Find out more info at SnapdAjax Facebook Page.

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.

Helping Hands Spring Plant & Bake Sale 2016-Don Of All TradesWe Have A Prize Winner!

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.
They provide:

-Emergency Shelter
-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).

Our Mission:
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.

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 We’re Helping Give Back to the Community!

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 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.

 

Mother’s Day Message….

Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish every mom out there a Happy Mother’s Day from our team here at Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services. We hope you enjoy your wonderful day!

Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services is so much more than a great improvement company. We’re helping people live better. Once customer at a time.

We’re Giving Back to the Community in a BIG WAY!

For more information or to post a comment : please visit our links below:

Website – http://www.donofalltrades.ca/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/donofalltrades.info

Twitter – https://twitter.com/donofalltrade

Please join us at the HOPE 4 HER Handmade and Local Gift Show-April 30, 2016

Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services is proud to announce that our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope will be a vendor at this years Hope 4 Her Handmade and Local Gift Show in support of Herizon House.
   2016 Hope 4 Her Event
BE SURE TO VISIT OUR HELPING HANDS SPRING PLANT AND BAKE SALE TABLE!

 

Our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope booth will be offering a variety of baked goods and spring plants for sale. 100% of the money raised from our table will be donated to Herizon House. Everyone who purchases any of the baked goods or potted plant items at our table will also donate a Helping Hand that will be added to our second Tree of Hope which we hope to complete by December 31, 2016.

 

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Be sure to visit our Helping Hands Baked Goods and Spring Plant Table  and subscribe to our email list to receive Special Offers, Latest Updates, Tips and a chance to WIN our RAFFLE PRIZE! 

 

Helpig Hands T-SHIRTSOur Helping Hands volunteers will be easy to spot. We’ll be wearing our new t-shirts at this event!

Don Of All Trades Celebrates International Women's Day

We are pleased to announce that our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope table will offer a donation drop off bin for anyone who would like to take this opportunity to donate brand new, unopened, still in the manufactures packaging items  from the wish list to help women and their children  through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House. Every gift is a gift of hope. Click here to view our Wish List.

More Event Details
Event Date: Saturday April 30, 2016
Event Time: 10am-3pm
Event Location: Christian life Centre, 1030 Ravenscroft Rd.-Ajax
in support of Herizon House.

$2 Admission
Free Nail Painting
Spring-Themed Portraits Available
30+ Vendors
One-of-a-Kind Gifts

Sponsored by: Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

This is a great way to SHOP LOCAL and GIVE BACK to the community!

 

We have new 2016 Helping Hands additions to go on our second Tree of Hope!

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We are sending out a thank you to Rita, Angela, Rhonda, Cat, Margaret and Anna Maria who came to the event and donated the items in photo below. They not only donated a Helping Hand to Build our second Tree of Hope they made a contribution benefiting the women and children at Herizon House. We thank you all very much!

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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.

 

Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance ServicesDon of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services is so much more than a great improvement company. We’re helping people live better. Once customer at a time.

We’re Giving Back to the Community in a BIG WAY!

 

Special Moments  of Some Special Events We Hosted in 2015

 

Don Of All Trades Celebrates International Women’s Day

 

Don Of All Trades Celebrates International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration on March 8 of every year showing respect, honor and appreciation towards women across the world. It is also a recognition of the economic, political and social achievements that women have fought for over the years.

Don Of All Trades Celebrates International Women's Day

Quick History of International Women’s Day

This celebrates the accomplishments (usually overlooked) of women as well as recognizing their achievements and the struggles that they have gone through.

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1909 to honor to 1908 garment women’s strike in New York. The women were protesting their horrific working conditions.

 

On Saturday March 5, 2016  Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services  not only  wanted  to tell these women  why they  are so important, but to thank them for being there for us and for doing the great things that they do. We held an International Women’s Day Celebration luncheon in their honor. We are so happy how this event turned out that we are already planning for next year’s International Women’s Day Luncheon! We hope that  everyone who attended enjoyed this event as much as we did.

Here’s how our  wonderful afternoon unfolded below.

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We arrived early to get the tables set up for our International Women’s Day Lunch in honor of some very special women.

Don Of All Trades Celebrates International Women's Day

After all of the hard work that went into preparing for this event, the BIG DAY was finally HERE  and we were getting excited and anxious for our guests to arrive.

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Our guests enjoying their lunch and getting to know each other a little more. Some familiar faces along with new ones!

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Don Of All Trades Celebrates International Women's Day

Taking a moment to thank  our  very  good friend Carmela  not only for volunteering to help us with setting up for the event but for also taking photos.

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Lots of tears shed and hugs given today during our speech taking the time to specifically acknowledge and thank each of these very special women for their contributions, support and sacrifices they have made in our lives, in their own and society.

This was a “caught off guard moment”  when Lisa the Events Coordinator at Herizon House presented us with this Certificate of Appreciation awarded to our Helping Hands Building Trees of  Hope Project. It was a very proud and humbling moment.

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Certificate of Appreciation reads as follows:

This certificate of appreciation is awarded to Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project.

In recondition of your dedication to the mission and vision of Herizon House, and for your vital role to help end violence against women and children in the Durham Region, through the  Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project.

Great things can happen when you work together to help make a difference in the community!

I look forward to continuing  to work in  partnership with Herizon House once again this year.

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Yolanda distributing  our little Thank You gifts to all of the special women who attended our International Women’s Day Lunch.

Thank You Gifts

We have new Helping Hands additions to go on our second Tree of Hope!

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We are sending out a thank you to Rita, Angela, Rhonda, Cat, Margaret and Anna Maria who came to the event and donated the items in photo below. They not only donated a Helping Hand to Build our second Tree of Hope they made a contribution benefiting the women and children at Herizon House. We thank you all very much!

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 On behalf of Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services and our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project, we would like to thank all of  you wonderful women for taking the time out of your busy day and joining us for a complimentary lunch in YOUR HONOR being held here at the Great Moon Buffet Restaurant.
We’re Giving Back to the Community in a BIG WAY!

 

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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.

 

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Over the past 18 month we have been going through some big changes. We’ve been working incredibly hard behind the scenes but we know you haven’t been really been able to see the benefits of those changes yet.

Below is just one of the important commitments we’ve been working on and will continue to work on in 2016.

At Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services, we believe it’s important to give back to the community. We came up with an idea and created the Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program benefiting a local women’s shelter in Durham Region.

Join Out Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program-Click Here
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We assembled our first Tree of Hope, a special  symbol that  our team felt  represents commitment, inspiration and community.

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

Our goal in 2015 was to complete our first tree by the end of  December, with Helping Hands  from clients, friends, family and local businesses who donated items from our wish list which were given directly to the women and children in the shelter.

We are extremely happy to announce that we succeeded in reaching our goal!
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Don Of All Trades is giving back to our community. Please donate to our Helping Hands Program benefiting women and children

We held many charity events such as  Our Charity BBQ for Hope Event, Helping Hands Women’s Charity Lunch No.1, Helping Hands Thanksgiving Women’s Lunch No. 2 and our best event ever, Helping Hands Charity High Tea. and we extremely thankful and humbled by all who showed their support by  donating  items, donating their time to assist.

By supporting women shelter organizations, we acknowledge that in order to end the cycle of violence we must work in partnership with our community.

We look forward to doing it all again  this year with more fun and exciting charity fundraiser events to give back to our  community.

 

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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.

 

Helping Hands-Building Trees Of Hope Project

 

Working Together to Make Our Communities Better!

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Helping Hands-Building Trees of Hope

At Don Of All Trades, we believe it is important to give back to the community so we have created the Helping Hands-Building Trees of Hope Campaign that benefits Herizon House.

By supporting organizations like Herizon House, we acknowledge that in order to end the cycle of violence we must work in partnership with our community.

To find out more about Herizon House website please visit their website at: www.herizonhouse.com.

As a local business member and resident of Durham Region for over 20 years, we are trying to make a positive difference through our actions.

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We have created our first Tree of Hope that is currently located in our office. Our goal is to fill our tree by December 31, 2015 with business cards from businesses in the General Toronto Area that donate items from the wish list provided below. We are committed to making our communities a better place for women and children.

Contributors to Tree Of Hope

In order to reach our goal, we are asking for brand new, unopened, still in the manufactures packaging items listed in the Donation Suggestion Wish List provided below.

 

H-H Kalina Naturals

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Marta Raptis Founder of Kalina Naturals for making a contribution to our Tree Of Hope.

H-H Tranqulity Matters

We asked and these two women donated. We want to thank founders Ginette Vachon & Stephanie Atwood Founders of Tranquilty Matters for making a contribution to our Tree Of Hope.

If you are interested in helping us reach our goal, we will keep you informed with regular updates on the progress of our project.

Please get in contact with Don Of All Trades Volunteer Coordinator, Yolanda D’Orazio for the Helping Hands-Building Trees of Hope Campaign via email at: info@donofalltrades.ca if you are able to help.

We look forward to working with you and creating a stronger community in Durham Region.

Donation Suggested Wish List

Linens

 Single bed fitted, flat sheets  Pillows
 Comforters and blankets  Bath mats
 Bath and hand towels  Facecloths
 Window Curtains  Shower curtains

Toiletries

 Shampoo/Conditioner  Antiperspirant
 Hair Brushes/Combs  Body Wash/Lotion

Clothing Items

 Ladies running shoes and seasonal footwear  New undergarments and bras
 Children’s seasonal footwear  Children’s seasonal clothing
 Socks  Totes and handbags

Kitchen Items

 Small Kitchen Appliances (i.e.: toasters, kettles, coffee makers, small microwaves, crockpots, etc.)  Cups, glasses
 Dishes  Cutlery and Serving Utensils
 Dish Detergents  Pots and Pans

Non Perishable Food Items

(All Food Donations Welcome, Including 🙂

 Peanut Butter  Canned soups and vegetables
 Jam  Coffee
 Pancake mix and syrup  Cooking oil and spices
 Pasta Sauce  Pasta, noodles and rice
 Crackers, nut-free granola bars, school snacks  Juice Boxes

Additional Items

Gift Cards and certificates for restaurant’s, etc.

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