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Don of all Trades Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017

 

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!

Yolanda D’Orazio Volunteer Coordinator of the Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program and hostess of 2017 the Don of All Trades International Women’s Day Lunch

 

Amazing Women

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 Program benefiting Herizon House.

 

Thank you for donating a Helping Hand on March 12. 2017

Special Thank You!

Don of All Trades celebrates #International #Womens #Day 2017 with some amazing women! Sending out a HUGE SHOUT OUT to our guests: Rhonda Lee Axhorn, Karen McIsaac-duguay, Lisa Deanne, Margaret Stoll, Shannon Sheppard, Carmela D’Alessandro, Angela Gazze,@Yolanda Campagna, Danny D’Orazio, Stephanie Atwood, Ginette Vachon and Yvonne Eglinski who shared our special day in their honor at La Rosa Ristorante on Saturday March 12, 2017.

 

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.ca Community 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

Kudos to everyone who helped out and showed their support at our Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser on Saturday November 26, 2016.

2016 Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. On left Don DOrazio, Founder of Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services and Yolanda DOrazio Volunteer Coordinator of the Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project.

What an incredible day!

Kudos to everyone who helped out and showed their support at our Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser at the Hope 4 Her Gift Show on Saturday November 26, 2016.

After weeks of baking, planning and organizing to be part of this very special day, our team  at Don of All Trades is proud to announce that our  tables raised $713 that was donated to Herizon House Women’s Shelter.   

 We also wanted to send out a HUGE Thank-You to everyone who bought cookies before the event!

What an incredible and humbling experience to help give back to our community. This was a lot of work but it was so worth it!

Looking forward to doing  it all again, in 2017. Thank you and Happy Holidays from our team at Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services.

Look at what we baked!

View photos of our event!

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Welcoming our latest 2016 Helping Hands donators!

 

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Very Special Thank-You Going to the following local businesses and friends who donated prizes to help raise money to donate :

Michelle Medeiros– http://www.hdreamer.com/

Stephanie Atwood– http://www.tranquilitymatters.ca/

Drew & Anna Stevens–  https://peppernorth.com/

Pam Little– http://www.pamlittleaccounting.com/

Sandra Howlett–  http://www.applemelondesigns.com/

Jacquelynn Joan Tanner http://www.jacquelynntanner.com/

Cindy Toth Hewitthttp://www.whitbyshorespaint.com/

Rhonda Lee Axhornhttp://selectproperty.ca/

Lisa Day- https://lisa-a-day.scentsy.ca/

Shannon Sheppardhttp://www.advanced-hearing.ca/

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

Thank-You Lisa!

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 Trades and 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

 

Thank you for letting Don Of All Trades be part of your special event!
Thank you for letting Don Of All Trades be part of your special event!

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.
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.

 

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

 

Women’s Helping Hands Charity High Tea Event-Don Of All Trades

Throughout the year, Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services held a number of charitable events in Durham Region benefiting Herizon House, 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.

We were delighted to invite our friends, family members and women in businesses to our Women’s Helping Hands Charity High Tea Event held on November 14 hosted by Women's Helping Hands Lunch-Don of All Trades  Yolanda D’Orazio, Volunteer Coordinator of the Don Of All Trades Helping Hands Building Tree’s of Hope Program. This was a charming and super delicious way to spend an afternoon and help the community.  Our Goal was to  drop off 30 donated items to ensure every women and child received  something special this Christmas from the community.

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Our lovely  Women’s Helping Hands Charity High Tea table setting.

 

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We wanted to start off by thanking Carmela and Angela, two very special and dear friends who volunteered their time including donating their special flavoured teas,  china, food and for beautifully setting up the table arrangements for our special Helping Hands Women’s High Tea Event.

 

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Our Menu

Savory

We started things off with a variety of dainty finger sandwiches. Of course, high tea wouldn’t be complete without the traditional scones with clotted cream and preserves!

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Sweets

An assortment of mini butter tarts, mini cupcakes, cakes and cookies including the classic Dutch Butter Cookies and so much  more were beautifully displayed on our tables!

There was  no charge for this event but we asked  each guest to donate gifts for the women and children who are staying in the shelter and help  make this Christmas a little better for them.

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What an incredible experience spending a few hours together, enjoying company, delicious teas,  sweet and savory treats and helping women and children fleeing from violence have a special Christmas this year.

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Our prize table was filled with a variety of prizes donated by friends, family and local businesses from all over Durham Region. Tickets were sold at this event in order to raise funds and 100% of the proceeds went to  benefiting Herizon House.

 

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Sending out a special thank you to Don from Don Of All Trades who donated this 11 piece kitchen gift basket as a prize to help raise funds at our Women’s Helping Hands Charity High Tea event. It took 2 people to carry this one out to the car!

 

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I just picked up my Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Tote that someone is going to go home with on November 14nth!- So exciting!!! Our Helping Hands Trees of Hope represents commitment, inspiration and community. Every hand on this tree represents Everyone (our clients, local businesses, friends and family members) who have donated and continue to contribute items to our Helping Hands Building Tree of Hope Project benefiting the women and children staying at Herizon House. We are working hard to reach our goal of completing our first actual Built Helping Hands Tree with Helping Hands by December 2016! I am pleased and very proud to announce that I am donating this very special tote as another addition to our raffle prize table! I hope which ever lucky lady wins this tote shares our story and knows that so many good people have contributed to this tree benefiting Herizon House.

 

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Prize Winner! Congratulations to Carmela D’Alessandro who won the Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Tote! It’s a symbol of everyone today and past and the future who have made a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program benefiting Herizon House. I’m so proud and so happy to have donated it to some truly inspirational women.

 

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Prize Winner! Congratulations to Michelle Medeiros who was the winner of Lina Cully’s Manicure and Pedicure Gift Certificate.
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Prize Winner! Congratulations to Natasha Tarrant who won the Dog Pet Gift Basket donated by Sandra Howlett owner of Apple Melon Designs! Grif is going to love it!!!
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Prize Winner! Congratulations going out to Brenda Baird who won baby outfit #3 donated by Marg Stevens. Brenda was VERY happy!
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Prize Winner! Congratulations going out to Carmela D’Alessandro who won baby outfit #2 donated by Marg Stevens.
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Prize Winner! Congratulations going out to Michelina who won Jessica Spear’s Avon Independent Sales Representative , donated Avon basket!
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Prize Winner! Congratulations to Angela Gazze who won the Candle Warmer Set donated by Yolanda D’Orazio.
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Prize Winner! Congratulations to Carmela D’Alessandro who won the Amber Pendant donated by Cat Kay owner of the The Secret Lotus!
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Just wanted to mention that Carmela D’Alessandro was the prize winner of the Godiva Chocolate Gift set donated by Rhonda Lee Axhorn from Island Heritage Realty. Thank you Rhonda for donating this prize!
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Prize Winner! Congratulations going out to Natasha Tarrant who won baby outfit #1 donated my Marg Stevens!
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Prize Winner! Congratulations to the beautiful Rhonda Lee Axhorn who won the Cat Pet Gift Basket donated by Sandra Howlett owner of Apple Melon Designs. Your cat is going to LOVE IT!
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Prize Winner! Congratulations going out to Katrina Anne Dafoe who won the 11 Piece Kitchen Set Gift Basket donated by Don of All Trades. I was glad to give you a hand carry it off to the car. We hope you enjoy it!

 

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Prize Winner! Congratulations to Carmela D’Alessandro who won the Benjamin Moore Whitby Shores Cottage Paint Gift Bag donated by store owner Cindy Hewitt.

 

Prize Winner! Congratulations to me( Yolanda D'Orazio) who won the Snow Flake Painting donated and created by Michelle Medeiros from House Dreamer.
Prize Winner! Congratulations to me( Yolanda D’Orazio) who won the Snow Flake Painting donated and created by Michelle Medeiros from House Dreamer.

 

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Everyone who attended our Women’s Helping Hands Charity High Tea Event went home with a swag bag filled with lots of goodies including a special gift donated by our team here at Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services.

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Our November Helping Hands Women’s Charity High Tea was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

Look what we all did to make some very special women and children and staying at Herizon House a little extra special this Christmas!

So here’s what we collected at this month’s Women’s Helping Hands Charity High Tea benefiting Herizon House:
– Body benefits foot bath with heat and vibration
– 2 women’s scarves
– 1 bag od gently used women’s clothing
– 2 Big Kids Christmas Bags stuffed with toys, pillows and Dolls and accessories, gloves, hats and construction set for boys and puzzles.
– Spring Cherry Blossom Skin nourish body cream
-St Yves pink lemon & mandarin body wash
– Spring Blossom Skin Silkening Bubble bath
– 5 scarves
– Total Relaxation lit-10 piece set
-shea butter beauty bars
– 1 Dove Set
– bottles of Finesse conditioner
-silkening body splash
-fragrance mist
Fisher Price Mega Blocks First Builders Set
-18 writing journals!!!!!
-1- 3 piece bath & body works body wash gift set
– 1- 3 piece Avon bath and body set
– 1 set of Candid Cologne Spray and shimmering body powder
–1 set of Minions Bubble bath
–fruit & passion hand soap & hand cream set
– Kirkland pre moistened towlettes
-Neutrogena all in 1 make up remover wipes
-2 bath and body works hand soaps
– Biocollasis Complex Day serum
– compact make up
-mineralized  skin finish compact
-Estee Lauder lip pencil
-Rimmell Match Perfection Foundation
-Nivea gentle eye makeup remover
-Marykay women’s hydrating skin finisher

and……..

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 we raised $185 from the raffle prize tickets!!!!

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On behalf of Don and I, we thank you so much. We look forward to doing all of this again and more in 2016 and I hope you will join us! Thank you and God bless you all!

Special Thank You to the following Local Business Owners who donated gifts for our prize table at this event:

Jessica Spear – Avon Independent Sales Representative

Michelle Medeiros – House Dreamer

Rhonda Lee Axhorn – SRES Realtor Island Heritage Reality

Don D’Orazio – Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

Cindy Hewitt- Benjamin Moore Whitby Shores Decor Centre

Cat Kay-The Secret Lotus

Sandra Howlett- Apple Melon Designs

Katrina Dafoe- Origami Owl By Katrina  Independent Designer

Linda Cully- Linda’s Esthetics

 

Working Together To Help Our Community!

October Helping Hands Women’s Lunch-Don Of All Trades

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To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to finish setting up and cooking on time but it all worked out in the end. I hope you all enjoyed the food and desserts. We both hope that you all had a good time connecting with each other and helping out the community. My goal was  that you all left this event feeling …. Read more

 

Septembers Helping Hands Women’s Lunch- 2 Words…HUGE SUCESS!

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This was a perfect opportunity for Women in Business to get together, have fun, connect, share, show support and enjoy good food and conversation while making a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope program benefiting Herizon House… Read more…

 

2015 Helping Hands Charity BBQ for Hope

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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… Read more…

 

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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.

Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

At Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services, we’re so much more that just a great  home improvement company. Visit www.donofalltrades.ca to find out more about our services and how we can help you with all your home repairs today!

 

 

 

 

 

October Helping Hands Women’s Lunch-Don Of All Trades

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My name is Yolanda and I am the volunteer Coordinator of the Don Of All Trades Building Trees of Hope Program.  I recently hosted  a private Women Lunch  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.

This event was held  on Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Menu

The menu for this special  Women’s Helping Hands Lunch in support of Herizon House.

Our Menu

There was a turkey lunch buffet style served with all the fixings!

We also had the deserts covered!

Home made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Home made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

 

Apple pie & pumpkin pie
Apple pie & pumpkin pie

There was no charge for the lunch, instead I asked each of my guests to donate one brand new robe and a set of women’s slippers which would go directly to the shelter.

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 As we all know, networking events are great but from my past experiences, I feel there is never enough time to really get to talk and get to know each other.

This  special lunch was the perfect opportunity for women in business to spend some time together, have fun,  connect and enjoy some good food, great conversation a nd help our community.

I was excited and looking forward to being their hostess for this event and being able to reach out and assist women and children in our community who at times, need help the most.

 

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To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to finish setting up and cooking on time but it all worked out in the end. I hope you all enjoyed the food and desserts. We both hope that you all had a good time connecting with each other and helping out the community. My goal was  that you all left this event feeling good and will hopefully keep in touch with both Don and I and each other. Thank you again!

Thanking all the incredible women in business that attended made a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project.
Thanking all the incredible women in business that attended made a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project.

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Giving thanks to some incredible women in business!

Thank you Jessica Towers owner of Jessica’s Hair Design, Rhonda Lee Axhorn, SRES, Sales Representative – Island Heritage Realty, Rita Vee and Cat Kay from The Secret Lotus, Shannon Sheppard Communicative Disorder Assistant, Karen Woolley, Sue Pitchforth owner and principal designer at Décor Therapy Plus, my wonderful friend Angela Gazze, Stephanie Atwood + Ginette Vachon owners of Tranquility Matters for joining and contributing to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program and helping our communities. I am honoured.

 

Our swag bags given to our guests who attended our Helping Hands Woman's Lunch in support of Herizon House.
Our swag bags given to our guests who attended our Helping Hands Woman’s Lunch in support of Herizon House.

We hope you all enjoy your swag bags. I love them! They are filled with so much love! Special thank you going out to Pam Little from Pam Little, CGA. Pam has always contributed to our events and helped our cause. Also, thank you going out to Doreen Foote Bradburn, Mary Kay Consultant and Michelle Medeiros owner of HOUSE DREAMER and all local businesses who donated items for the swag bags.

 

Adding a special little "something" as my way of saying thank you for these women's support.
Adding a special little “something” as my way of saying thank you for these women’s support.

Just finished putting together some special gifts to add into our swag bags from me to you! I hope you all enjoy them and they make you smile and give you inspiration ladies because you are all so wonderful and I am so blessed to know each and every one of you!

 

Special Thank You going out to Cat Kay owner of the Secret Lotus.
Special Thank You going out to Cat Kay owner of the Secret Lotus.

A very special thank you going out to Cat Kay owner of The Secret Lotus and Rita Vee who came from Markham, Ontario to attended our Helping Hands Women’s Lunch. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you so much ladies!

 

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Thank you Stephanie Atwood and Ginette Vachon for showcasing some of your Tranquility Matters products at our women’s lunch. I enjoyed shopping, the fact that you both are so knowledgable  and passionate about what you do. It was a pleasure.

 

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Thank you Jessica Towers owner of Jessica’s Hair Design for sharing tips on hair care and important information about hair accessories and products. I love the fact that you provide a mobile service that makes it convenient for anyone! Great job Jessica, I really enjoyed it!

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Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who attended and contributed this month to our Don Of All Trades Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Women’s Lunch in support of Herizon House!

It was a HUGE Success!!!!

 

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Because of your generosity and support we are able to present Herizon House in aid of abused women and their children fleeing from violence the following items this month of October:

– 1 Christmas tree
-7 beautiful party lite candles displays
– 1 electric tooth-brush with replaceable heads
– 2 cases of baby wipes
– 3 bottles of baby shampoo
– 2 bottles of head & baby body wash
– 3 bottles of Johnson baby lotion
– sanitary napkins
– 12 pairs of slippers
– 8 robes

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And a beautiful and generous cash donation of $273 from Ginette Vachon & Stephanie Atwood owners of Tranquility Matters.

I will be putting your Helping Hands on my Tree of Hope. Thank you ladies on behalf of my partner Danny and I for your support. Thank you for keeping me inspired, focused and helping us to continue moving forward by giving back to our communities and making a difference.

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Sending out a Thank You to my partner Don for helping me get ready for this event and also sponsoring this event!

Kinds words from  some of our guests…

Thank you for making The Secret Lotus, myself and Rita Vee a part of your group. You have beautiful energy Ms Yolanda . I look forward to seeing you soon and being a part of your cause. XXX!

Cat Kay

Thank you for making us a part of your group. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Yolanda you have an amazing heart!! Thank you.

Rita Vee

It was such a wonderful afternoon Yolanda! Thank you for inviting me. It was a pleasure meeting so many amazing ladies and getting to know them. Delicious food, great ladies and conversation and all of us getting together to support a cause near and dear to us all.

Sue Pitchforth

today I think it was confirmed that you are truly an angel on earth! my mom and I just love you, we had a blast!!! If next month’s date changes…we are in!! Otherwise keep us posted for the next ones after! It was like sitting with family when I have never met 99% of those people prior to! I loved it! What an amazing day with AMAZING FOOD, FRIENDS AND CONVERSATION!!

Stephanie Atwood

THANK YOU Yolanda and Danny for all that you do to help others! Wonderful company, fabulous food and a deserving charity…a recipe for a perfect day…just wish I could have stayed longer!! 

Shannon Sheppard

Thank you Yolanda – you are a lovely, kind, gifted person – enjoyed meeting people in your network – and look forward to chatting with you again soon.

Karen Wooley

I can’t wait to do this again…

Yolanda 🙂

 

Helping Hands Buidling Trees Of Hope

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.

To find out which other businesses have donated a helping hand, please visit our community page at www.donofalltrades.ca.

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Our September’s Women’s Helping Hands Lunch

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Septembers Helping Hands Women’s Lunch- 2 Words…HUGE SUCESS!

September Helping Hands Women’s Lunch benefiting Herizon House-Huge Success!!!

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September 12, 2015 Helping Hands Women’s Lunch Event benefiting Herizon House-Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services
Yolanda D’Orazio,  founder and volunteer coordinator of the Don Of All Trades Building Trees of Hope Program hosted a small Women Lunch  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.

This was a perfect opportunity for Women in Business to get together, have fun, connect, share, show support and enjoy good food and conversation while making a contribution to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope program benefiting Herizon House.

On behalf of our team here at Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services, we would like to thank these powerful and inspiring business women who helped this month’s Helping Hands Women’s Lunch event a huge success!

 

Photos: Michelle Medeiros owner of House Dreamer & Jessica Towers owner of Jessica’s Hair Design.
September 12, 2015-Helping Hands Womens Lunch benefiting Herizon House
Vegetable side dishes served: Italian peas, grilled marinated eggplant, zucchini, sweet red bell peppers, onions and Italian salad.
September 12, 2015-Helping Hands Womens Lunch benefiting Herizon House
Main course: Balsamic roasted pork loin.
September 12, 2015-Helping Hands Womens Lunch benefiting Herizon House
Carmela D’Alessandro, Pam Little from Pam Little Accounting, Rhonda Lee Axhorn from Island Heritage Reality and our friend Angela Gazze who made a contribution to our September Helping Hands Women’s Lunch benefiting Herizon House
September 12, 2015-Helping Hands Womens Lunch benefiting Herizon House
Dessert: Classic Tiramisu

 

September 12, 2015 Helping Hands Womens Lunch Event in support of Herizon House
We also wanted to send out a thank you to Sales Repreststive George Zois from Island Heritage Realty who generously donated blankets and toiletries in support of our event benefiting Herizon House.

 

September 12, 2015-Helping Hands Womens Lunch benefiting Herizon House
Gift bags we gave our guests in appreciation of their generosity.
September 12, 2015-Helping Hands Womens Lunch benefiting Herizon House
Thanking all of our incredible guests who made a BIG difference in the community by making a contribution to our event this month benefiting Herizon House. We thank them for their support! In this photo starting from the left: Our dear friend Angela Gazze, Rhonda Lee Axhorn: SRES, Sales Representative – Island Heritage Realty, Whitby, Michelle Medeiros: Owner & Principal Designer, Certified Staging Professional at House Dreamer, Shannon Sheppard: Hon. BA, Exceptionally in Human Learning Communicative Disorder Assistant, Pam Little CGA, Pam Little Accounting, Yolanda D’Orazio: Founder and volunteer coordinator of the Don of All Trades Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program , Jessica Towers owner of Jessica’s Hair Design and our dear friend Carmela D’Alessandro.
September 12, 2015 Helping Hands Women's Lunch Event in Support of Herizon House
We collected 27 pillows, 5 fleece throws, 10 boxes of toothpaste, 8 toothbrushes, 6 bars of soap and a $30 cash donation at this month’s event. We could not have done this alone. Thank you ladies!

 

Click the links below to learn more about these incredible women in business below.

Rhonda Lee Axhorn SRES
Sales Representative (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) at Island Heritage Reality

Michelle Medeiros

Owner & Principal Designer, Certified Staging Professional at House Dreamer

 Pam Little CGA

founder of Pam Little Accounting

 Jessica Towers

founder of Jessica’s Hair Design

 

Helping Hands Buidling Trees Of Hope

 

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

Please donate to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope benefiting Herizon House

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.

 

 

6 Reason Why You Should Install Hardwood Flooring

Flooring upgrades including renovations are one of the most cost-effective home improvement projects you can do, notably when you upgrade to hardwood flooring.

Many Durham Region and Greater Toronto area homeowners have transformed their homes with hardwood flooring specifically because of its benefits.

Consider these 6 reasons to install hardwood floors in your home in the Durham Region area and then call Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services at (905)- 259-5249 to request a complimentary on-site estimate.

Solid Oak Flooring

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Transformation

Hardwood flooring can transform your ordinary everyday space into a living space-a special room where you can truly enjoy spending your time in.

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Visual Appeal

Hardwood flooring provides an ageless look to any Durham Region home. Its is conveniently available in a multitude of styles and colours that you can easily customize your hardwood floor to compliment the existing features in your home.

 

Monticello Brand Solid Oak Flooring

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Longevity

With correct installation and maintenance, hardwood flooring will quite possibly last the life of your Durham Region home. Contact Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services for an occasional hardwood floor refinishing and enjoy your floor for many years to come.

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Value

Hardwood flooring is one of the most-cost-effective materials you can use to upgrade your home in Durham Region. Installing wood floors immediately adds value to your home and the low maintenance qualities of hardwood flooring saves you money year after year.

Monticello Brand Solid Oak Flooring

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Durability

Hardwood flooring is naturally strong and resilient, providing your Durham Region area home with a surface that is less vulnerable to scratches, dents and other imperfections.

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Manageable Maintenance

Choosing hardwood flooring makes keeping a polished, clean floor in your Durham Region home, simple. The low-maintenance qualities of hardwood flooring enables you to enjoy a beautiful floor with very little effort.

 Monticello Brand Solid Oak Flooring

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If you are interested in upgrading the look and value of your home in the Durham Region and Greater Toronto area, with hardwood flooring, contact Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services today at (905)- 259-5249 for more information and request a complimentary on-site estimate.

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Please donate to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope benefiting Herizon House

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.