If you share in our passion, you can share in our community -
please give today!
Government funding is not provided
for Carmelina's Home. We rely exclusively on our annual fundraising
events, donations, sponsorships, and the voluntary services provided
by healthcare professionals and the community at large.
by either family or Social Service Assistance, the residents pay
a monthly program fee for the therapeutic services. For those in
need, funding support for the program may be available upon special
How can you help?
Become a Corporate
- Prominent recognition
in all media releases
- Recognition on our website as a sponsor of Carmelina's Home
with a link, if desired, to your home page
- Prominent mention in our In Touch newsletter
Please contact us to become a corporate sponsor.
Give a Donation or Gift
Home is grateful for any type of donation or gift. Your donation
or gift could include any of the following:
- Silent auction items
- Food for the home
- Furniture for the home
- Repairs and services for the maintenance
of the home
- Toiletries, health and beauty products
- Support services for
- Office equipment for program operation
- Financial donations
- Food, financial and other donations for
the annual Walk-a-thon
- Printing services for newsletters, brochures,
business cards and stationary
- Video and marketing services
The following is a list of how you can raise funds on behalf of Carmelina's Home:
- Bake sale
- Birthday gift alternative, request donation to Carmelina’s Home
- Donations in lieu of gift exchange at Christmas
- Dress casual day (school/work)
- 50/50 ticket sale
- Garage/rummage sale
- In Memoriam gifts
- Meat draw
- Raffle ticket sales
- School 'Toonie Day'
- Street party/BBQ
- Team community service donation
If you have any other ideas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all types of support.
Please make all cheques payable
to Carmelina's Home and mail to:
P.O. Box 12557
415 The Westway
Etobicoke, ON M5R 4C7
We appreciate your support. Wherever
applicable, you will receive an income tax receipt for your charitable
donation in the maximum amounts allowed and in the manner prescribed
by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Charitable tax receipts will be
issued for donations over $20.
Carmelina's Home 2017 Fundraising Events
May 28, 2017
Centennial Park - Picnic Areas 6
|November 3, 2017
||20th Annual Gala Evening
Terrace Banquet Hall, 1680 Creditstone Road, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5T4
The 2017 Walkathon will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Centennial Park, Etobicoke. Start collecting pledges now!
Lunch at the Palais Royale
Every Wednesday, the Palais Royale hosts a "Faith, Hope and Charity" luncheon with proceeds going to various local charities, including Carmelina's Home - Mater Dei.
Join your friends for lunch and feast on food prepared with sustainable local products by the Palais Royale chef - nothing fancy but the the offering of the beauty of Ontario cooking. It's from noon – 3 pm and the Palais Royale Ballroom is located at 1601 Lakeshore Blvd.... hope you can come!
Your Donation at Work
Home has an active and expanding fundraising plan that enables
us to support day-to-day activities but also to undertake some
exciting future initiatives.
Take a look at our plans for
expanding the program beyond its current framework. We want to
reach out to more women in our community and that means we really
need your support to:
- Enhance the program. Carmelina's
Home is actively seeking a second permanent residence / facility
that will enable future growth and expansion.
- Staffing. We need
to hire full-time health care professionals to work in the community
to conduct group therapy sessions, provide one-on-one counselling
and assist with daily program activities.
- Offer community outreach.
A new day program will be for applicants who require assistance
in dealing with their emotional issues and addiction, are in
dire need to be in a well-controlled and structured environment
with therapeutic activities, and are able to go home to a healthy
and functional family environment.
We would like to
open our doors to troubled female students who have been suspended
for drug-related issues and enable them to attend certain program
activities during the day.
Family Support Group Program
bi-monthly evening will provide support to and educate residents'
and Day Program clients' families. With a focus on providing emotional
support, there will be education on related problems and issues,
appropriate approach methods and psycho-education of current mental
health issues, addictions and treatment modalities.
- Raise community awareness. Our experience in the community
has heightened awareness of the great need for our services and
highlighted the need to further expand the residential facility.
We would like to accommodate more programming choices in the
future within the existing structure. Please consider our need!
Every day, we see the obvious need for more services for women
with addiction and emotional problems. Unfortunately, their choices
- Women's tendency to shy away from these services
due to impoverished facilities.
- Lack of recognition for and degradation
of women's problems.
- The public's attitude towards women (who
feel shame about their misfortune and do not feel worthy of being
with addiction issues are usually criticized, and often neglected
and abandoned. Wives and mothers who want to help themselves
may not be able to fully relinquish their family responsibilities,
but may do so when children are at school or their spouses are