Celebrating International Women’s Day | Red Door Family Shelter

Celebrating International Women’s Day

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A big shout out to the businesses in our community who went the extra distance in March and April to support the women and families who have fled violence at home and abroad to find safety and sanctuary at Red Door – and help them reimagine a new life of possibilities.

Sagamore Spirit, an award-winning rye whiskey distillery, together with Roy + Co. Selections, a national female-owned, female-led, Wine & Spirits agency, made the decision to support local women on International Women’s Day and throughout the month of March. A $1,000 donation from Sagamore Spirit as well as a portion of proceeds from every featured Sagamore Spirit cocktail served at Pure Spirits in the Distillery District will support families at the Red Door! ❱ royplus.co/home-en

To celebrate International Women’s Day, real estate firm Canderel partnered with its tenant, Farm Boy at College and Bay St., to hold a spring flower market with all proceeds - $1,196 - going to the Red Door. ❱ canderel.com

Throughout March, COBS Bread Danforth invited their customers to make a donation to Red Door, building up to Dougnation Day on April 1st, when $2 from every box of hot cross buns sold  was donated to Red Door – a total of $5,194. ❱ cobsbread.com/local-bakery/danforth-toronto

Leena and Chris and the team at F45 Yonge and Eglinton, in collaboration with community partners, held an International Women’s Day 2023 Sweat and Celebrate event with a total of $895 raised for the Red Door. ❱ f45training.ca/yongeandeglinton

Tre Mari Bakery, a family-owned Italian bakery since 1960, held a mouth-watering International Women’s Day fundraiser for Red Door, donating proceeds from the sale of their Vanilla Custard Cannoli – the design inspired by the mimosa  flower – totalling $500. ❱ tremaribakery.ca

Ma’am You’re Making a Scene!, an all-female identifying improv jam show, hosted March Ma’amness, produced by Chrissy Sharma and Christina Da Re, in support of Red Door and  raised $727. ❱ instagram.com/mymas.comedy

Haley Waxberg, Knit-O-Matic, held a yarn swap on April 22, offering the yarn that didn’t work out for you the chance at a second home – with the $10 participation fee going to support Red Door. Total raised: $400. ❱ knitomatic.com

Christina Gjiri, Bright Candle Co., donated $1 from every candle sold during March and April to Red Door. ❱ brightcandleco.com

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