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2019 Helping Hands Mother’s Day Gift Bag Drive-Don of all Trades

Mother’s Day Gift Bags Help Brighten the Holidays for Women in Shelters

In the month of motherhood festivities, thousands of mothers and mothers-to-be across the country will spend Mother’s Day in a domestic violence shelter.

Children staying in shelters may have little or no means to get a gift to their moms on Mother’s Day. Our Annual Helping Hands Mother’s Day Gift Bag Drive Project provides lovely assembled gift bags  to give to children living in domestic violence shelters. The children in turn give the gift bags as their gift to mom on Mother’s Day.

The Project hopes to grow larger each year by inspiring other local businesses and members of the community to offer their own donated items from our Wish-List to be put into these gift bags as part of our  Helping Hands Building Trees Of Hope Program.

Some moms in shelters may require additional tender loving care on Mother’s Day, especially if they are grieving a child’s death or miscarriage, have lost custody of their children or are unable to be with them for a variety of other reasons.

Mother’s Day celebrations may be emotionally triggering to these mothers, and shelter staff needs to be mindful and prepared to offer extra support and allow the time and space the survivor needs to cope with separation from or loss of her children.

Shelters do important work, but sadly, they are often underfunded and understaffed.  

Our team at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services through our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project is so blessed to be able to contribute to this meaningful and important cause.

We celebrated  Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12 of this year by donating 15 Gift Bags that help brighten the holidays for women at Herizon House Women’s Shelter!

Here’s what was donated from the Suggested Wish List this year:

  • Manicure & Tweezers Sets
  • Nail Polish Sets
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Variety of Bath & Body Wash Sets
  • Nail Emery Boards
  • Luffas
  • Motivational Make-Up Bags
  • Face Cloths
  • Pretty Gift Bags
  • Tissue Paper
  • Personalized Card

 

Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to Rhonda Lee Axhorn from Island Heritage Realty Inc. Brokerage who dropped off these very cute inspirational make-up bags to add in our 15 Mother’s Day Gift Bags that will be donated to Herizon House Women’s Shelter. You are so awesome!

 

 

Your donated items will help brighten this Mother’s Day for women in shelters.  We look forward to doing it again next year!

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.

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.
April 10, 2019- Kind words from Herizon House Women’s Shelter…. We are so grateful to Don of All Trades for this wonderful project. It means so much to the women in shelter taking steps towards hope. Our heartfelt thanks to all who participate in showing these women how much you support their journey.

 

Our community page is one of our favorite pages we’ve made changes to. This page has been completely redesigned including more in-depth information about our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program, Friends Who Have Donated A Helping Hand, Our Memories of Giving Back Videos over the years and so much more! 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!

 

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Basement Painting Tips-Don of all Trades

Basement Painting Tips-Don of all Trades
Photos provided by Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

Painting your basement  can have a major effect on how the space looks and feels. It’s astonishing what a fresh coat of  paint can do when attempting to spruce up a room, and your basement no different.  Unfortunately,  bringing a basement to life  can be somewhat more difficult than other rooms in your home.

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Numerous basements are just utilized as storage areas, but wouldn’t it be wonderful  to use your space as a home office, a basement gym, or a room your whole family can enjoy?

Below are some photos of a recent basement project our team at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services  completed along with our 6 painting tips that we hope will inspire  and help to make your basement a friendly and happy place.

Tip 1-  Use Lighter Paint Hues

This isn’t as complicated  as it sounds.  Locate the places that get a lot of natural or artificial light and paint these areas with lighter colours. The whole point  here is to focus on the areas that are already accepting light and keeping the lighter paint colours  out of the darker regions of your basement.

Tip 2- Use Rich Colours

Applying rich colours will help give your basement an “open” feel. Numerous homeowners aim to achieve this with light colours, for example, white or yellow, however using a richly saturated paint choice like a Benjamin Moore Interior Latex Pearl Base Paint in Whale Gray Colour code#  2134-40   can be more effective than choosing an poorly saturated yellow paint as an option.

Tip 3- Reduce the Number of Colours

Using  a large number of colours can overwhelm your room. Interior  designers suggest utilizing the 60-30-10 standard to shield your room from having an excessive number of colours.

  • 60% of the room should be the dominant color.
  • 30% should be the secondary color.
  • 10% should be used for accents.​

For this project we made it simple. 2 colours were chosen to paint this basement space. A Pearl base Whale Grey hue  for the walls and Semi Gloss White Interior paint for the ceilings and trim. White window treatments were used as accents to finish off this now organized, fresh and clean space.

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Tip 4- Add Extra Lighting

Light helps give the illusion that a room is bigger (and much cleaner) than the actual space. You can easily create this effect  by incorporating a table or floor lamp.  Track lighting or lights suspended from your ceilings can also be a simple and affordable  approach to include extra lighting.

Installing recessed lighting can involve more work and more expensive as an option however,  it adds a updated modern look and feel to a room.

A basic and affordable solution to expand the light in your basement space is through the use of mirrors.  Mirrors help “ricochet” the light around the room and give the illusion the space is larger.

For this basement painting project, the home owner decided to keep all  original light fixtures and pot lights but decided to replace existing light bulbs  with Ecosmart 60W  Soft White  LED Light BulbsThe EcoSmart A19 8.5-Watt LED Light Bulb can be used to replace a traditional 60W incandescent A19 light bulb. This LED light bulb has an output of 800 Lumens and can last up to 10,000 hours, saving you up to $56.65 per bulb over the bulb’s life. The bulb is designed for indoor use and features an A-line shape and medium base. EcoSmart A19 bulbs are perfect for your living room, bedroom, kitchen or any place in your home where you would use a standard incandescent light bulb. These bulbs give off a lot of light and were the perfect solution to  brighten up this basement.

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Tip 5- Select A Glossy Finish

Because basements have a tendency to be damp, glossy finishes are an excellent paint choice and more suited to resist stains and moisture.  Remember to make sure your walls are smooth and clean before you apply the paint as glossier finishes tend to show imperfects more than other paint finishes.

Tip 6- Use Concrete Paint on Concrete Walls

Using concrete paint is a little different than regular wall paint because it generally requires more paint to cover the surface. When painting concrete surfaces keep in mind that it can take over a week to finish the job however, your concrete walls will be protected with the proper finish.

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Looking for more  great home improvement tips & ideas? Check out more of our blogs below!

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Have a question about your home improvement project? Get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you! Call to book your complimentary in-home estimate at: 905-259-5249 or visit our newly renovated website at www.donofalltrades.ca today!

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2018 Helping Hands Food Drive Benefiting Herizon House Women’s Shelter

Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made a contribution to our Helping Hands Food Drive in support of Herizon House Women’s Shelter. We collected 301 non perishable food items, 2 grocery store gift cards, 6 books and 8 toiletries items that were all donated to the women’s shelter. We would also like to thank everyone for adding their Helping Hand to our Tree of Hope! We look forward to doing more and giving back to help our communities in 2019!

Read more about this special food drive  on our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Facebook Page!

Find our current events, updates, photos and information on how we are working together to make our community better! This is a special place so be sure to visit often.

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

 

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

Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser-Don of All Trades

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

Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser-Don of all Trades

 

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

 

2015 Helping Hands Charity BBQ for Hope

 When people work together great things can happen!

 

For over a month we have been planning and organizing a charity bbq event to help raise funds and  donated items benefiting Herizon House, a not for profit organization  who provide  free confidential services 24 hours a day and provide a place of safety, support and empowerment for abused women and their children. Herizon House is committed to ending the cycle of abuse and violence in the community.

Yesterday was the day of our 2015 Helping Hands Charity BBQ for Hope Event and although considering the possibility making the difficult decision of cancelling  and rescheduling, we decided to move forward with hosting it as planned.

Despite the rain, wind and cooler than normal weather and a very well- built tarp for shelter, we are very grateful to those who volunteered, attend and donated items to make this event a huge success!

We are dedicating this blog  to these individuals who have worked incredibly hard at helping us  make a difference in our community.  This event is just an example of how when people work together, great things can happen!

We are a dedicated team of individuals focused on continuing to find ways to make our communities better and helping those who in difficult times, need help the most.

 

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Our nieces Olivia and Alessia who have been working so hard at helping us create and decorate a donation bin for the Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program. These 2 girls did an INCREDIBLE job and we all had so much  fun working together.

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Don setting up a tarp to provide shelter from the elements for our guests.

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Two beautiful sisters having fun in the rain!
Peter, master of the barbeque. We thank you for taking the day off of work to help us out at our event today!
Organizing the seating and the designated food areas for our event.

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Thank You Stef from Canada Bread who donated the hamburger and hotdog buns to support our cause.

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Natasha and Aaron who volunteered to help us set up.

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Carmela and son Adam. A special thank you to Carm who has an incredible recipe for cosmopolitans but also came to the rescue with frosting and for her skills making our Helping Hands Cake so beautiful!

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Don with our guest and friend, Pam Little from Pam Little Accounting.
Thank you going out to our son Anthony who helped out with our special event.

   

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Thanking Blair and Tanya along with the kids for taking the time to attend our event today!

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Our Helping Hands B.B.Q. for Hope Event today was a HUGE success! We want to thank all of our guests who attended, supported and donated items benefiting Herizon House!

     

Helping Hands Buidling Trees Of Hope

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.