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2017 Helping Hands Trees of Hope Project Update-Don of all Trades

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Over the past 5 months our team here at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services have been working hard behind the scenes by doing good to help make a difference in our community through our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program.

We appreciate the continued support we have received from friends, family members, clients and local businesses who have all donated a Helping Hand in order for our  very special program to continue to grow over the last 3 years.

We want everyone one to know that although we get many wonderful comments about how The Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program is inspiring to so many, we want everyone to know that this is a team effort from everyone in the community and because of all of you who have helped Don of All Trades help with our  commitment to making our communities a better and safer place for women and their children through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House Women’s Shelter, WE THANK YOU!

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 continuing by doing good this year with more fun and exciting charity fundraiser events to give back to our  community.

PLEASE WELCOME OUR 2017 HELPING HANDS ON OUR THIRD TREE OF HOPE!

 

 

So what has Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services been up to lately?

Sunday March 12, 2017-Celebrating International Women’s Day

This lunch was  dedicated to some  very special women who have shown so much kindness, strength, courage, support, friendship, empowerment, generosity, love and dedication over the years at our team thought it would only be fitting to celebrate with in their honor at our   second annual Don of all Trades International Women’s Day Lunch!

We received  generous donations of non perishable food items, women’s gift sets, hand creams and various baby items  that was  donated to Herizon HouseWe helped donate over 147 items at this event to help the women and their children  fleeing abuse and violence through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House.

Mother’s  Day Gifts Brighten Holiday for Women In  Shelters

Wednesday May 10, 2017- Angels Who Gave from their Heart!

This past Mother’s Day, we  reconnected our love for our moms and our respect for all women by assembling a very special project initiated by the Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services of Durham Region.  Our team  runs “The Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project”,   a program that we created which turns donations into supports for women in abusive relationships.

We felt that there was  no better day this year to celebrate our moms by recognizing the value of all women and making a big difference for a victim of domestic violence.

Photo: 11 very special and meaningful gift bags to help send a heartfelt message to women in shelters that there are people in the community that care and that there is always Hope.

A total of 11 Mother’s Day Gift Bags would be donated with the help of some wonderful angels who gave from their heart. Special items that were donated to add to these very special and meaningful gift bags ranged from   journals, adult coloring books, pencil crayons,  chocolates, mini manicure sets, Loofah, Timmy’s Cards, wrap, bows, gift bags, hand creams, jewelry, bath salts, body care products, hand soaps, candles and coffee. Our collections started in early April and all bags were assembled, completed and donated on Wednesday, May 10. Just in time for Mother’s Day. We would also like to mention that  everyone who made a contribution also added a new Helping Hand to our Third Tree Of Hope which we wish to complete by December 2017!

 

Photo: Over 250 items were donated and put into these very special gifts bags to help women in shelters just in time for Mother’s Day!

Watch Our Videos To Learn How We Made A Difference in 2016!

Kind words from Herizon House to Don of All Trades…
 

“We are so grateful for the beautiful Mother’s Day gifts provided by Don of All Trades for the women in shelter at Herizon House. On behalf of all our shelter moms, to all of those who contributed, thank you for your support!”

Photo: “It’s a wonderful feeling to be able help our communities along with the help of so many other beautiful people and these inspiring words keep us moving forward! Thank you Herizon House.” Don D’Orazio, Founder at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services.

Our team here at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services are very proud to announce that 2017 has been a remarkable year of Giving Back through our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program so far with over 397 donated items from our  Donation-Wish-List  have been received by so many wonderful friends, clients, family and local businesses  from all over benefiting the women and their children at Herizon House Women’s Shelter. We look forward to working together to make a difference in our communities one Helping Hand at a time!

Watch Our Videos To Learn How We Made A Difference in 2016!

 

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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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Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate our mothers, the woman  like no other. She gave us life, nurtured us, taught us, dressed us, fought for us, held us, shouted at us, kissed us, but most importantly loved us unconditionally.

There are not enough words we can say to describe  how important our mothers are to us, and what a powerful influence she continues to be to us… 

In the middle of all the celebrations, it’s important to remember that so many mothers will spend this special day experiencing abuse or taking refuge in shelters.  On any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children  are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence. Every night, about 300 women and their children  are turned away because the shelters are full.

Violence against mothers impacts children too. The effects are persistent and far- reaching. Children who witness domestic abuse can experience learning challenges as well as behavioral and mental health issues that can extend long into adulthood. Studies show that these children can be more likely to repeat the cycle, growing up to become victims or abusers themselves.

This Mother’s Day, we can reconnect our love for our moms and our respect for all women by joining or replicating a program initiated by the Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services of Durham Region.  Our team  runs “The Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project”  a program that we created that turns donations into supports for women in abusive relationships through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House Women’s Shelter.

We felt that there was  no better day this year to celebrate our moms by recognizing the value of all women and making a big difference for a victim of domestic violence.

Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters!

We reached out to the community once again for their support  and asked for their assistance to help us celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 14, 2017 by donating items along with our own to put together in  special gift bags that would be donated to the women at Herizon House Women’s Shelter.

 

Angels Who Gave From Their Heart 

A total of 11 Mother’s Day Gift Bags would be donated with the help of some wonderful angels who gave from their heart. Special items that were donated to add to these very special and meaningful gift bags ranged from   journals, adult coloring books, pencil crayons,  chocolates, mini manicure sets, Loofah, Timmy’s Cards, wrap, bows, gift bags, hand creams, jewelry, bath salts, body care products, hand soaps, candles and coffee.

Our collection deadline started April 3-May 7, 2017. All gift bags were donated on Wednesday 10, just in time for Mother’s Day.

We would also like to mention that  everyone who made a contribution also added a new Helping Hand to our Third Tree Of Hope which we wish to complete by December 2017!

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Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters Video

 

 

Special Thank You to the following who donated:

Katrina Anne Dafoe-Independent Jamberry
Consultant

Carmela D’Alessandro-Grabbing Crowns

Pam Little-Pam Little Accounting

Don D’Orazio-Don of all Trades Professional Home
Maintenance Services

Jacquelynn Joan Tanner-Sutton Group-Heritage
Realty Inc., Brokerage

Yolanda D’Orazio-Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope
Program

Michelle Medeiros-House Dreamer

Stephanie Atwood-Tranquility Matters

Sandra Howlett-Apple Melon Designs

Rhonda Lee Axhorn-Island Heritage Reality Inc.,
Brokerage

Herizon House

Also A Very Special Thank You To Our Friends:

Angela Gazze

Marg Stevens

Yvonne

 

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.

 

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.

 

Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services

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

Helping Hands Spring Plant & Bake Sale-Don Of Trades

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!

Helping Hands Spring Plant & Bake Sale-Don Of Trades

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.

Hope 4 Her Event Day!

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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Helpig Hands T-SHIRTS        Helping Hands Spring Plant & Bake Sale-Don Of All Trades

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.

Women's Helping Hands Charity High Tea-Don of All Trades

 

 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.

 

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

Women's Helping Hands Lunch-Don of All TradesHello!

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.

Women's Helping Hands Lunch-Don Of All Trades

slippers

 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!

 

Helping Hands Women's Lunch-Don Of All Trades Helping Hands Women's Lunch-Don of All Trades

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!!!!

 

Helping Hands Women's Lunch-Don of All Trades

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.

Helping Hands Women's Lunch-Don Of All Trades

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

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

September 12, 2015-Helping Hands Womens Lunch benefiting Herizon House
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.