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Don of all Trades Charity BBQ Benefiting Woman’s Shelter

 

 Don of all Trades Family Charity BBQ Event Benefiting Herizon House Woman’s Shelter

 

On Saturday, June  24, we were once again  delighted to invite our friends, clients, local businesses owners, neighbors and family around for our third annual Don of all Trades Charity BBQ Event benefiting Herizon House Women’s Shelter as  it made for a fun and inspirational afternoon and helps the community!

Shout Out to our Volunteers!

This year Don decided on building a very special Helping Hands Food Donation Bin and our beautiful nieces worked very hard to help this bin look even more special by adding their artistic talents and messages they wanted share about giving back to the community. These two beautiful girls did such an amazing job. The bin was beautiful!

 

We were so glad our good friend Carlo came over to give Don a hand with the cooking. Carlo was a tremendous help and fixed our burger malfunction issues right away! The burgers were delicious. Great job Carlo and thank you!

 

Setting Up for Our Event!

 

Thank you Mother Nature for blessing our Don of all Trades Family BBQ Event with the PERFECT WEATHER on Saturday June 24, 2017! After over a month of rain, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate with so many wonderful people for such a great cause!

Our event is getting a little bigger every year with new guests wanting to show their support and just have a good time. This year we added another 10×10 Gazebo Tent to keep everyone protected from the sun and rain.  With a lot of planning and organizing in advance, this day went off without a hitch.

The Food

We decided to keeping it all simple with a basic menu of hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, condiments, buns, a variety of cold salads, watermelon, cold beverages, freezes for the kids and we saved the best for last…CAKE!

Party Time!

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support and donated non perishable food items including raising money at our raffle prize table and for adding new Helping Hands to add to our Tree of Hope in aid of Herizon House Woman’s Shelter.

Don and I are so happy our guests  attended and it was  so nice seeing some old faces and new ones! Our only regret was that our sons weren’t able to attend because of work.  We wished we could have spent more time talking to everyone. These incredible guests helped make our event a HUGE SUCCESS! We hope they all had a good time.  We look forward to hosting this event again next year and hope you’ll come back to join us!

The Best Part…Dessert

Don of all Trades has always ended an event with cake! After all who doesn’t like cake? We love cake! This wasn’t just an ordinary cake. This was a special Helping Hands Cake in both chocolate and vanilla cake flavouring with a custard filling. Did I mention that this  was a BIG cake? A full slab to be exact and everyone who came to this event all had a piece because everyone donated a helping hand to add to our Tree of Hope. Thank you Whitby Shores Metro for creating yet another beautiful cake for such a special event. It was delicious!

 

 SWAG BAGS

Every guest who attended our Don of all Trades Family Charity BBQ also went home with a swag bag filled with lots of neat items and goodies.

Our Raffle Prize Table

Our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program raised $300.00 through our raffle prize table during our third annual Don of All Trades Family Charity BBQ Event on June 24. Linda Cully , owner of Linda’s Esthetics  was on a roll winning lots of prizes at this event!

At Herizon House, cash donations can be used for the following:
⦁ Sending a taxi to pick up the women and children who call our crisis line and are fleeing from violence
⦁ Medications/prescriptions
⦁ The purchase of bus passes
⦁ School trips for the children
⦁ Slush fund for the women and kids – money on hand for unforeseen immediate needs such as underclothing in their size or items needed for the children’s schooling/special needs.

Donated Prizes

 

A very special thanks going out to the following friends and local businesses who donated raffle prizes for this event:

George Zois- Sales Representative-Island Heritage Realty Inc Brokerage

Rhonda Lee Axhorn – Sales Representative-Island Heritage Realty Inc Brokerage

Michelle Medeiros-Owner and Principal Designer-House Dreamer

Carmela D’Alessandro-Owner & Jewelry Designer-Grabbing Crowns

Stephanie Atwood-Owner-Tranquility Matters All Natural Home Made Beauty Products

Cindy Carpenter-Owner-Okie Dokie Creations

Marilyn Nickerson-Owner of Skin Cellutions Advanced Skincare & Laser Centre

Cristina Lamanna-Store Operator at Whitby Shores Metro

Whitby Whole Sale Club

Shannon Sheppard-Advanced Hearing Ontario

Sudesh Tambyah-Manager at LA Fitness Center-350 Taunton Road East, Whitby  -416-931-8357

Tracy Tuberfield-Travel Agency Owner at Just Go Travel Solutions

Holistic Health and Fitness

and a thank you to our friends Marg and Yvonne who also donated raffle prizes!

Introducing New Helping Hands To Add To Our Tree of Hope!

Check Out What Was Donated

There was  no charge for this event but we asked  for each guest to donate NON-PERISHABLE Food items from  our wish-list  for the women and children staying at the shelter and for their outreach program.

We did it! Thanks to your generous support, our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program raised $300.00 through our raffle prize table during our third annual Don of All Trades Family Charity BBQ Event with 211 non-perishable food items and 2 bags of brand new women’s clothing which was all donated to Herizon House Women’s Shelter.  These gifts  provides critical support at Herizon House as they have a full food service program and are always in need of food.

At Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services, we believe it’s important to give back to the community. By supporting organizations like Herizon House Women’s Shelter we acknowledge that in order to end the cycle of violence we must work in partnership with our community.

On behalf of all of us at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services thank you again for participating at our charity event., donating a new Helping Hand to add to our Tree of Hope and supporting women and their children in Durham Region!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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2016 Helping Hands Women's Charity BBQ-Don of All Trades
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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!

2016 Helping Hands Women's Charity BBQ-Don of All Trades
Photos courtesy Don of All Trades

 

108 Non Perishable Food Items Donated!

2016 Helping Hands Women's BBQ-Don Of All Trades
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!

2016 Helping Hands Charity Women's BBQ-Don Of All Trades
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!

2016 Helping Hands Women's Charity BBQ-Don Of All Trades
Photos courtesy Don of All Trades
We Raised $179.25 in Cash Donations from our Prize Table!
2016 Helping Hands Women's Charity BBQ-Don Of All Trades
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!!!

 

 

Helpig Hands T-SHIRTS

 

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.

 

apple melon designs

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)!

 

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!

Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project-Don of All Trades

 

 

Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope-Don Of All Trades

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

 

Happy Birthday Canada!

 

canadian flag

On July 1st, Canadians celebrate Canada Day. It’s a national holiday to commemorate Canada’s Birthday and  is  a statutory holiday. Canada Day represents the British North America Act, which united three colonies into a single country called Canada that was originally called Dominion Day. This holiday was renamed in 1982.

To some, Canada is well-known for its Inventors, Oil, Hockey, Healthcare and Bitterly Cold Winters. As a Canadian myself, I am happy for our Tim Horton’s, Beaver Tails, Toque and  even our accents eh? Canada is a beautiful country and I am Proud to be Canadian!

Happy Birthday Canada! We Love You Canada along with your Beauty and Glory!

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New Look For An Old Porch By: Don Of All Trades

Finished Product
Finished Product

We are very pleased at the end result of giving this old porch an new look. With a little hard work, patience, concrete and skill anyone can have this cleaned and finished look!

 

 

Front Porch Before

This home owner had upgraded this front porch years before over the existing concrete porch with cedar wood.  Every year the spindles, handrails, base, pillars and steps had to be re-stained as part of their maintenance.  Well we decided to get rid of it and to our surprise we had an opportunity to work with the original steps and base since they were in good enough condition.

Original Concrete Base

Condition of the porch base, steps and pillars after all the cedar was removed.

New  Formed Steps

A new wider step was formed from concrete to give a more even look to the form of the steps and the porch.

Brick Pillars

These pillars were in very good condition considering the age of this  75 year old home.

Resurfacing Pillars

Concrete was incorporated to the pillars which defined the accents on them. This gives off a new, fresh clean look  and more character to the entire porch.

Concrete Resurfaced Pillars

Finished Product. Front porch is more inviting, has more curb appeal and value to this home.

Finished Product

 

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