Fundraising

 

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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.

Supported 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 application.

How can you help?

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Benefit from:

  • 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

Carmelina's 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 the home
  • 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

Fundraising Ideas

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 mriley000@sympatico.ca. 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

Date
Event
Location
May 28, 2017
Annual Walkathon
Centennial Park - Picnic Areas 6
November 3, 2017 20th Annual Gala Evening

Terrace Banquet Hall, 1680 Creditstone Road, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5T4

2017 Walkathon

The 2017 Walkathon will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Centennial Park, Etobicoke. Start collecting pledges now!

2017-Walkathon-Pledge-Form

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

Carmelina's 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.

School Program

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

A 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 are limited:
  • 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 looked after)

Women 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 at work.