March 8 is officially International Women’s Day and is an annual celebration of the 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 Professional Home Maintenance Services was once again delighted to invite this very special group of women to our second International Women’s Day Lunch Event, as it made for a fun and inspirational afternoon and helped the community!
Here’s how our wonderful afternoon unfolded below.
Our guests joined our Don Of All Trades Team on Sunday, March 12 for a complimentary Italian style buffet lunch in their honor that was held inside the party room of the La Rosa Ristorante, a local establishment in our community. Thank you to all the staff at La Rosa Ristorante who made our event extra special and the food was delicious! We definitely will be coming back!
This lunch was dedicated to these very special women who have shown so much kindness, strength, courage, support, friendship, empowerment, generosity, love and dedication over the years.
Each one of these very special ladies shares a special place in our hearts because they have made so many positive impacts not only in our personal lives but by also showing an overwhelming support with our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Programbenefiting Herizon House.
Don D’Orazio, founder of Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services with Yolanda D’Orazio, Volunteer Coordinator of the Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program
Great things can happen when you work together to help make a difference in the community!
Thank you for your generous donations of non perishable food items, women’s gift sets, hand creams and various baby items that will be donated to Herizon House and Thank You All for coming out to have lunch in your honor!
We helped donated over 147 items at this event to help the women and their children fleeing abuse and violence through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House.
You can help the lives of abused women and children in your 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.
Please visit www.donofalltrades.caCommunity Page to find more information on how you can give the gift of hope.
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Don Of All Trades Celebrates International Women’s Day 2016
Karen McIsaac-Duguay, Country Style at 932 Brock St North, Whitby for letting us put up a poster of the Hope 4 Her Gift Show
Our very good friend Marg Stevens
Sending out a SHOUT OUT to the true Community Events Coordinator Lisa Smith and the host for Hope 4 Her Hand Made and Local Gift Show that was held on Saturday, November 26 benefiting Herizon House Women’s Shelter. Thank you for letting Don of All Tradesand our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program participate in this amazing event once again for all the good work you all do!
A Very Special Place
Important information about Herizon House and what important services they provide to our community.
Herizon House is a 30 Bed 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.
As with all of our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hopecharity events we host, there was no charge to attend however we did ask for our guests to donate non-perishable food items from ourwish 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
“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!”
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 Hopecake!
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.
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 itemsthat were all donated to Herizon House women’s shelter!
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:
We Raised $179.25 in Cash Donations from our Prize Table!
Kind Words from Herizon House
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!!!
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 Housewomen’s shelter.