Red Shoe Walk Is Back In A BIG Way!

Our signature event, The Red Shoe Walk, is back for 2023 and will be bigger than ever!  After raising an incredible $105,000 in 2022 we are setting our sights on huge goal for this year and would love you to join us!

We’re moving back to our original format of an actual WALK in downtown Collingwood!  We have the shoes, you register your team, and we’ll walk together to raise much needed funds for My Friend’s House shelter operations.

Saturday, September 23, 2023 – 10am

CWOOD Sign Downtown Collingwood

We’ll have music, food and fun!  Bring the family!

To register a team or as an individual, click below!

Practice your walk, we’ll provide the shoes if you don’t already have red, and we can’t wait to see you there!

East Coast Kitchen Party Raises $30K For Food Security

On Wednesday, May 10 My Friend’s House hosted their inaugural Ultimate East Coast Kitchen Party at Harbour Street Fish Bar!  With 150 people in attendance and a fabulous evening of entertainment from Strange Potatoes, $30,000 was raised to support food security at the shelter.

In true Maritime fashion, we sat with new friends, ate delicious seafood and sang along with our Celtic favourites.  Thank you to all who attended and to all our sponsors who supported this event –, Alair Homes Collingwood, Robinson’s Paint and Wallpaper and Collingwood Charters.  We are so very grateful!

Please Give This Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day, celebrate a special woman in your life by making a donation in her honour to My Friend’s House. One of our past residents wants to help other women in need, has made a very generous gift for Mother’s Day and is matching every dollar up to $5,000.

Honour Your Mother, by Helping Another.

4 Ways You Can Make the Holidays Brighter for Women and Children Escaping Violence

The holiday season is here. It is a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate. But the holidays can also evoke difficult emotions for women and their children who have recently left an abusive relationship.

Here are some ways you can help women start a new chapter in their lives and make this holiday season a little bit brighter.

The Power of Purple

The colour purple is associated with the fight against domestic violence. It symbolizes the courage it takes for a woman to leave her abuser. But the courage of the woman alone is not enough to protect her and her family. It takes the courage of an entire community.

Red Shoe Walk 2022

We would like to thank all Red Shoe 2022 participants, sponsors and donors. We are thrilled to announce that together we raised over $105,000 for our shelter. 

Pub crawl raises $8,500 for My Friend’s House

For the month of September, fundraising teams from all over Simcoe County and beyond are organizing their own versions of the Red Shoe Walk, seeking to raise funds for area women and children’s shelters.