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Our Events & Contributions to the community

Local Biz Expo & Trade Show March 5, 2014


Our Team at Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services had a blast at the 2014 Local Biz Expo and Trade Show held at the Ajax Convention Centre. It was an exciting event we participated in and although it was a long tiring day, it was so worth it to be involved alongside other fantastic local businesses in the Durham Region.  We were featured in Snap Magazine-Ajax Edition! How exciting is that! Read all about it below! 

International Women's Day March 7, 2015



Helping Hands Women's Charity BBQ June 28, 2015


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

Helping Hands Women's Lunch September 12, 2015


  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.

Helping Hands Thanksgiving Lunch October 24,2015



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. 

Helping Hands Charity Tea November 14, 2015


 We were delighted to invite our friends, family members and women in businesses to our Women’s Helping Hands Charity High Tea Eventheld on November 14 hosted by   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. 

Our Events & Contributions to the community

Celebrating International Women's Day March 5, 2016


On Saturday March 5, 2016  Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services  not only  wanted  to tell these women  why they  are so important, but to thank them for being there for us and for doing the great things that they do. We held an International Women’s Day Celebration luncheon in their honor. We are so happy how this event turned out that we are already planning for next year’s International Women’s Day Luncheon! We hope that  everyone who attended enjoyed this event as much as we did.

Read more about how our wonderful afternoon went below. 

Helping Hands Spring Plant & Bake Sale April 30, 2016


  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! 

Helping Hands Women's Charity BBQ June 25, 2016


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. 

A Special Project for Bark In The Park 2016 with Don of all Trades


 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. 

Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser November 26, 2016


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!

Don of All Trades Celebrates International Women's Day March 12, 2017


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!  

Our Events & Contributions to the community

Mother's Day Gifts Brighten Holidays for Women in Shelters May 11, 2017


 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. 

Don of all Trades Charity BBQ Benefiting Herizon House Women's Shelter June 24, 2017


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!

Helping Hands Christmas Cookie Fundraiser Event November 17, 2017


Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services is proud to announce that our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program will once again be be hosting our 2nd Christmas Cookie Fundraiser Sale on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 at our home in support of Herizon House Women's Shelter. It's our last fundraiding event of the year and we want to end 2017 with Bang to help raise money benefiting Herizon House Women's Shelter! Help us reach our goal of raising $2000 and by completing our Helping Hand Hope Tree by December 31st by buying our Christmas Cookies and Sweet Treats WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Pet Food Drive in Memory of our Beloved Meesh February 28, 2018


From now until the end of February, I am putting together a collection of cat food, cat toys, cat treats and kitty litter in memory of our beloved Meesh who left our family on January 29, 2017 after being a HUGE and Special part of our family for over 16 years. Our family still misses him everyday. I thought it would be so wonderful to honor Meesh's memory by helping other pet owners in the community in difficult times by donating food, litter and toys and donate them to Biggie & Frank's Pet Food Bank organization created and run by a beautiful women, Sandra Howlett and is located right here in Durham Region. If anyone is interested to donate any items in Memory of Meesh, please let me know. Send me a message and I will respond back a.s.a.p. Anything and everything will help. Will keep you posted with updates on any donations we get! Thank you! 

Women's Day Lunch Celebration March 4, 2018


 This years venue was held on Sunday March 4th at the Waters Edge Buffet Restaurant located inside the  Great Blue Heron Casino in Port Perry, Ontario.  It was a beautiful sunny day to celebrate, the food was delicious and it was so good to be able to just sit together, catch up and enjoy each other’s company again. 

Mother's Day Gift Bags to Help Brighten Women in Shelters During the Holidays March 8, 2018


 Amazing things happen when people come together to help others! Helping others in their time of need really shows how a community can come together no matter where they are from in a difficult time. This is just another example of how some very special women came out to show their support by donating items to put into 15 special Mother's Day Gift Bags to help brighten the holidays for women staying at Herizon House Women's Shelter.  

Our Events & Contributions to the community

Pillow Drive to Help Women & Children at Herizon's House August 1, 2018


Helping Hands Pillow Drive Update!

During the month of August our team held a pillow drive that were donated to Herizon House Women's Shelter through our Don of all Trades Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program. 

We reached our goal of collecting 55 brand new standard size pillows! 

The staff was so amazed by what we were able to do for them and they took the pillows directly to the shelter to be used immediately!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our pillow drive.

Our Helping Hands Food Drive December 31, 2018


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



Our team at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services through our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Projectis so blessed to be able to contribute to this meaningful and important cause. We celebrated  Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12 of this year by donating 15 Gift Bags that help brighten the holidays for women at Herizon House Women’s Shelter!

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More Events Coming Soon!