In the spirit of giving and in celebration of its 35th anniversary, the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale will be donating a portion of its proceeds this year to the Red Door Family Shelter. 35 cents of every ticket sale on December 2nd will go directly to Red Door.
The Red Door Family Shelter promotes holiday giving opportunities to individuals within the community in support of our families.
We would like to thank A.B.M Canada Inc. from Brampton Ontario, for generously donating 50 storage containers to the Red Door Shelter in April 2009.
On Thursday June 25th 2009 The Red Door Shelter honored all of our amazing volunteers at our Annual General Meeting.
In December 2008 Executive Director, Bernnitta Hawkins, and Director of Client Services, Carol Latchford, were interviewed on Voice Print's broadcast interview program, Contact.
Special guests, volunteers and staff gathered on Tuesday, Aug 19th 2008, to celebrate the reopening of the abused women’s shelter of the Red Door Family Shelter. After completing extensive renovations over the past year, this fifty bed shelter will provide urgently needed counselling, case management, housing and outreach services and workshops for abused women and their children.
Across Canada, mothers were honoured on May 11. But for those living in shelters, the day does not always arrive with the pampering and celebrations that many of us take for granted.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Red Door Family Shelter. In response to increasing family homelessness at that time, the WoodGreen United Church founded the Red Door Family Shelter which opened its doors to 28 homeless people in December 1982 on Queen Street East. The agency was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit charitable organization, providing emergency shelter and support to families.
In May of 2006, Campbell Becher and friends held the first An Evening Through the Red Door fundraising event, raising $100,000 for the Red Door. The event, attended by almost 400, was held at Brant House and featured both a live and silent auction. Donated items to the auctions included rare wines, original art and a ski vacation in the Rockies.
The 6th Open Door Festival of Music was held at the Mod Club in Toronto on November 22, 2006. Since its inception, the organizers of the Open Door Festival of Music have creatively and generously donated the proceeds from this evening of wonderful music to the Red Door Family Shelter. The total of the funds raised for the Red Door is in excess of $10,000.00.