Sheltering Tree

North York Women's Shelter

$4,011 raised of $50,000 goal
8.022% Complete
1 month, 1 week Remaining
Campaign Ends Oct. 30, 2019
  • Campaign


The new NYWS anti-violence centre will be a place of healing, empowerment and refuge for women and children escaping violence. The Sheltering Tree is a fundraising campaign to help raise a community of 2,500 people in support of this important project.

The goal is to raise $50,000 to build and outfit a children’s play room in the secure emergency residence of this new anti-violence centre – the only one in North York.

How will we do it? Through the power of people coming together as a community!

Everyone who joins our Sheltering Tree community is asked to do 2 things:

1. Make your tax-receiptable, minimum donation of$20.00 

2. Host your own event, within 2 weeks, by inviting friends and family to join our Sheltering Tree community

Your Investment

When you join the Sheltering Tree community, we ask for a minimum donation of $20. Your donation is tax-deductible and will go towards the overall goal of $50,000 to build and outfit the Children’s Playroom.

Once you decide on the type of event YOU will host, there will be an investment of your time and energy to plan and organize your event. Hosts are responsible for all expenses associated with their event, but are not asked to make an additional donation.

How it all works:

There are 5 Rounds to the Sheltering Tree campaign.

Round One: The first host invites a minimum of 7 guests who agree to donate and host their own events

Round Two: The 7 guests from round one each invite a minimum of 6 guests to their own events 

Round Three: The 42 guests from round two each invite a minimum of 5 guests to their own events

Round Four: The 210 guests from round three each invite a minimum of 4 guests to their own events

Round Five: The 840 guests from round four each invite a minimum of 3 guests to their own events

After the 5 rounds, we will have either made or exceeded our goal to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Play Room at the new North York Women’s Shelter!

What you can expect from us

We will guide and support you from the time that you attend an event through to the successful conclusion of your own event. You can count on us to provide you with all of the materials you need to plan and host your Sheltering Tree event, including:

  • Customizable Evite
  • Slideshow/Presentation Material along with a script or speaking notes
  • Donation Forms
  • Online Event Page with online giving capability

We will also ensure all guests receive tax receipts by email or regular mail, depending on their communication preference.


Michelle Johnson         

416-638-7335 x 233