Whether on your own or with a group of friends, hosting a fundraising event for My Friend’s House is a great way to help women and children in our community escape violence. You can host a corporate event, social gathering, or a birthday party – there are so many ways to fundraise!

We provide you with the support you need – including a dedicated fundraising contact, and resources including fundraising material, flags, an online link for event donations and our logo. 

What is a third-party fundraiser and why should I host one?

A third-party fundraising event is when a business, organization, community group, school, or individual hosts an event to benefit My Friend’s House. It is planned and executed independently, and the resulting event donation will directly assist the shelter to care for their residents.

I want to host a fundraiser for My Friend’s House. What should I do next?

Check out some fundraising ideas, get inspired and start planning your fundraising event today.

If you have questions, please contact Ciara O’Connell, Donor Relations and Event Manager at or call 705 999-2504. 

Past Fundraisers

Hockey For Hope in support of My Friend’s House

Thank you Collingwood Girls Hockey Association and the PWHPA for an amazing weekend of Women’s Hockey in Collingwood. We were thrilled to be part of the action and receive donations from the community, The Optimist Club of Collingwood and Southern Georgian Bay and players.

Collingwood Fashion Week – Oct 3 – 8, 2022

Collingwood Fashion Week was a weeklong event highlighting the world-class fashion experiences that
Collingwood has to offer. My Friend’s House attended, along with our dedicated volunteers, several
events during the week which helped raise money for the shelter!

Cherchez La Femme – Nov 10, 2022

Cherchez La Femme in Thornbury hosted a spectacular fashion show event in support of My Friend’s House. Due to the generosity of their loyal customers, Cherchez La Femme raised money in support of the women and children escaping violence in the Southern Georgian Bay communities.

2dirtyaprons – Nov 19, 2022

2dirtyaprons hosted another holiday market at their amazing property near Creemore this year. It was another successful market where unique and local vendors set up to showcase their holiday products. Attendees paid an entrance fee where all proceeds went directly to My Friend’s House. 

Allie’s Night Out – Nov 25, 2022

Events by Allie hosted “A Night Out” in support of My Friend’s House. It was a fun and unique event where vendors showcased their products in Collingwood. A portion of the proceeds was donated to help support the shelter.

Holiday Home Tour – Nov 26, 2022

The Royal LePage Holiday Home Tour was hosted in person this year and My Friend’s House set up a booth at the vendor market in Thornbury. My Friend’s House was thrilled to meet so many people who have supported us in the past and those who are new to the area!

Oslerbrook Holiday Cocktail Party – Dec 6, 2022

Oslerbrook Holiday Cocktail Party was hosted again this year in support of My Friend’s House! It was a fantastic evening of holiday cheer and generosity.

Hockey For Hope Fundraiser

The Collingwood Lightning Team fundraised almost 5k for My Friend’s House in February 2022! The fifth annual event took place on Feb 26 at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena where the Collingwood Girls Hockey Association played four home games and accepted both financial and in-kind donations for My Friend’s House. Carrie Rys organized the annual event and serves on the CGHA board. She is a vital component of this event that helps raises money for the My Friend’s House Shelter. “As a board, we came up with this event in our first year when we only had two teams,” said Rys. “We thought it was really important for our girls to understand that the women’s shelter is part of our community.”

March Madness 4 kids

The amazing Ben McCully took the challenge of raising money for My Friend’s House by taking requests to do any exercise or physical challenge during the month of March! Grateful to Ben for helping us by raising $1250 for the shelter!

Collingwood Collegiate Institute Fundraiser

The local high school, Collingwood Collegiate Institute held a pie-in-the-face fundraiser for My Friend’s House. The fundraiser helped build awareness in the local school community about My Friend’s House and the need for funds to support our shelter.

Queen M concert fundraiser

The talented Queen M, Marcia Alderson and her band held a lively and entertaining fundraiser at 1812 Grillhouse to raise much needed funds for My Friend’s House! It was an amazing concert that supported the need to bring awareness and funds in support of the shelter!

2dirtyaprons Summer Market

2dirtyaprons summer market was held July 9 and 10 with a $20 donation entry fee going directly to My Friend’s House! The market was a huge success with lots of local items sold at the amazing property near Creemore.

Blue Shores Musical Concert

The generous and amazing community of Blue Shores held two backyard concerts in the summer in support of My Friend’s House. The talented group of musicians, including Bob Woodburn, provided a wonderful afternoon of entertainment with the shores of Georgian Bay as a backdrop! It was a summer night to remember.

First Annual Property Valet Golf Tournament

Property Valet hosted the first annual golf tournament at Duntroon Highlands in August in support of My Friend’s House! It was an amazing day of golf, food and prizes that benefited the shelter! An annual event that we look forward to being apart of next year.