On Friday, April 5, new faces packed the crowd at Design Hope Toronto’s eighth annual art auction.
At St. John's Parish Hall, we raised over $12,000 for the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC), bringing our total for vital homeless services for the past 8 years to over $110,000.
And by we, we mean you. We are always awed by the talent of the artists who donate work for our cause, and the hearts of everyone who comes out to bid.
This year, we were happy to see so many new faces in the crowd. We hope they left with a bit of inspiration to share.
CBC continues to provide their gracious support, this time with Asha Tomlinson as our host. As always, Waddington’s Bill Kime kept the auction fun and purposeful. And for the second year in a row, tamm ran a stellar marketing campaign.
A special thanks again to Victor Willis and PARC. The evening was anchored by the special words of PARC's members, and the special sounds of the PARC band.
Please see the complete list of event sponsors and donors in our event catalogue. Nothing we do could be done without them.
Keep checking back to see where we take Design Hope Toronto next!
Design Hope Toronto 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7 - 10 pm at St. John’s Parish Hall on Cowan Ave. (just below Queen St) in Parkdale.
Once again we will be hosting a night of fun, and the chance to walk away with a one-of-a-kind work of art. This year, we are adding a silent auction component to our already popular raffle and live auction, consisting of 25 works of art based on the theme of shelter, and all donated by local artists.
Hosting this years event will be CBC News Network’s Asha Tomlinson, and Bill Kime of Waddington’s is returning to be our live auctioneer. Again we will be raising money for the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) and Edmond Place.
Come on out and enjoy the fun while helping those less fortunate in our community.
Design Hope Toronto 2012
Even a minimalist would want four walls and a roof overhead. But art can make a difference. Join us at our SEVENTH ANNUAL ART AUCTION and help local artists and designers raise money to help Toronto's homeless.
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 7 - 10 pm
at St. John's Parish Hall on Cowan Ave. (just below Queen St) in Parkdale
Despite the unlucky date, we will again venture to raise a lot of money for PARC and Edmond Place. As with our last 3 events, we will be hosting our auction/raffle night at St. John's Parish Hall on Cowan Ave. in Parkdale. Check back here often for more information as we get closer to the event night.
2012 Artists' Drop-off
This year's artists drop-off reception took place on February 24th. Over 15 artists, most of whom we have never met, came with their donations of artwork. Along with most of the Design Hope Toronto committee, artists were able to meet a few representatives from PARC and enjoy some good food and drink.
Thanks again to all artists who generously contributed a piece to this year's fundraiser.
Design Hope Toronto Raises $10,000 for Toronto's Homeless
On April 8 2011, Design Hope Toronto raised another $10,000 for Toronto's homeless, making our running six-year total almost $80,000.
Over the last three years, we’ve raised $44,000 for the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) and its beautiful new affordable housing complex, Edmond Place. If you haven’t seen it, check it out at 194 Dowling Avenue.
Every year, we are blown away by the support and generosity we receive from artists, bidders, donors, volunteers and sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible.
Please see the event’s list of sponsors and donors.
We would also like to thank:
- Reverend Zbigniew Kozar for letting us use St. John’s Parish to house the event
- Nick Czernkovich for coming out again as the evening's host, and Bill Kime for being our auctioneer for the sixth time
- The PARC Drum Group for providing further entertainment with some rousing renditions of some classic rock songs
- All the DHT family and friends.
We hope you keep checking back for further news from DHT and to see what we have in store for next year.
Photos courtesy of Kathy Laws