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Let's
give back while we buy more plants!

With your help we've raised

$17,300!

Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo is a one-day charity fundraiser held in honour of my late mother, Karen Kloibhofer, to raise money for the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Care and London Abused Women's Centre. What makes Do it for Her different from other expos is that in lieu of vendor fees, we ask everyone to donate online or in-person to help raise money for the charities. Our goal is to gather people from all over Southwestern Ontario to help support those in need.

Thank you to everyone who donated last year. You helped turn this harebrained idea into a reality. Very excited to see what the second year of Do it for Her will bring.

See you on
 Saturday, May 4th, 2024!

Upcoming events

Upcoming Events
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We ask everyone to donate online or in-person to help raise money for the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Care and the London Abused Women's Centre.
 
The next Do it for Her will be held on:
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Time: 10AM to 3PM
Location: Westmount Shopping Centre

Address: 785 Wonderland Rd S, London, ON N6K 3C2

Contact: Stef Kloibhofer skloibho@gmail.com

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Donate now!

Donate Now

We ask everyone to donate online or
in-person to help 
raise money for the 
London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Care and the London Abused Women's Centre.

We will also be accepting
donations on-site
.

 

Tax Receipts will be provided from the charities at a later date.

 

For those who cannot attend but still would like to help out with a donation, we cannot thank you enough for your support. With your support 
Do it for Her can carry on Karen's legacy and support those in need.

*The form needs to be filled out completely (phone number optional) for the payment to be processed to ensure the charities can properly process tax receipts*

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Thank you for helping make a difference!!!

2024 Vendors

Charities

Charities

London Heal Sciences Foundation

London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Care

Hope creates possibilities for patients and families impacted by cancer.

Over 600 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every day. Receiving a diagnosis can be devastating to both the patient and their family, but they don’t have to do it alone. With the lack of funding and limited access to experimental treatments preventing many Canadians from overcoming this disease, you can make a difference. 

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London Abused Women's Centre

 

The London Abused Women’s Centre helps women and girls exploited in prostitution/sex trafficking/pornography, abused by their intimate partners, and/or subjected to sexual harassment or torture. The London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) also provides support and counselling to family members of women and girls who have been prostituted/sex trafficked, including women and girls who are missing or disappeared.

Why "do it for Her"

Why Do it for Her
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My parents spent decades working on their garden. Adding trees, ponds, and pollinator gardens. They were always looking for new ways to continue adding to it. Mother's Day Weekend in 2019 everything changed. That was the weekend my Mother, Karen Kloibhofer, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. When you find out a loved one has 3 months to live all you want to do is help. Sadly, most of the time all you feel is completely helpless. The only useful act I felt I could complete was ensuring my Mom had as much time as possible in her garden listening to the birds and wind chimes escaping the stress of cancer treatments and hospital visits

Before this, I killed every plant I brought into my house. Maybe it was the pressure to keep up my Parents' and Grandparents' gardens or the short period of time my mom had left to enjoy her home, I'm not sure. Either way, I knew the importance of each rock, flower, and piece of driftwood. Each item added had its own story and every plant had sentiment attached to it, all of which was carefully curated and lovingly cared for over the past 31 years.

Since my Mother’s passing, gardening now helps me navigate my grief. Helping my Dad maintain and continue developing the garden was the only reason to get out of bed sometimes. Hearing him ask, "Do you think your Mother would like this?" was really hard at first. However, as time passed I found myself repeating the phrase each day, especially on the tough ones, "Just do it for Her." This phrase has helped me navigate many difficult situations and helped me continue to push forward when all I wanted to do was hide in my room.

 

The most unexpected part during all of this was how gardening introduced me to wonderful people, hardworking small businesses, and gardening enthusiasts who not only sell/grow amazing treasures but also foster supportive and inclusive spaces. As well, I discovered many members had similar experiences with either losing loved ones or discovering the joy of gardening because of their loved ones' passion for it. Knowing that I wasn't alone and surrounded by supportive and caring people has been the silver lining in all of this.

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This kindness reminded me of my Mother's belief that "any act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aptly nicknamed "Kare-bear," my Mother was always the first to offer support, connect you with the right people, and ensure you left with a smile. In creating Do it for Her, I hope to carry on her legacy and pay forward the kindness and support given to my family. To ensure the event remains inclusive and has the greatest impact, Do it for Her will simultaneously fundraise for multiple charities, showcase small and emerging businesses, and provide a "donate what you can policy" in lieu of vendor/entrance fees.

 

In the end, I hope Do it for Her becomes a giant love letter to the community and more than anything to my Mother. I am forever grateful to her for teaching me the importance of showing gratitude through actions not just words.

   - Stef Kloibhofer

past events

Past Events

$17,300

Since 2022, with your help we have raised

for the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Cares, London Abused Women's Centre, and (previously) Fanshawe College - Karen Kloibhofer Tools of the Trade Award!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us! We hope we can double or triple the money raised this year.

Vendors 2022

Vendors 2023

Past Sponsors/Donors

Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

In lieu of vendor and entrance fees, we are asking everyone to donate. All donations received will be split between the two charities. Tax Receipts will be provided to donors, from one of the charities, at a later date.

Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo (Do it for Her) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We value the trust of those we work with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us. We collect and use personal information to ensure that all donors receive tax receipts from the London Health Sciences Foundation and the London Abused Women’s Centre.​

Only a required to process tax receipts will be collected and shared with the London Health Sciences Foundation and the London Abused Women’s Centre. Exceptions to personal information are business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories; these are not considered personal information. Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, we consider that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not, therefore, subject to protection as personal information.​

Personal information collected by Do it for Her is kept in confidence and is only disclosed where necessary to meet the above purposes. For example, the Foundation may disclose limited personal information to London Health Sciences Foundation or the London Abused Women’s Centre so that it may directly recognize a particular donation.

Safeguards are also in place to ensure that personal information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected and to prevent it from being lost or destroyed. Do it for Her takes measures to ensure that the integrity of this information is maintained. Do it for Her collects, uses, and discloses personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. Do it for Her does not rent, sell, or trade mailing lists or other personal information. Individuals also have the opportunity to opt-out altogether of having us use their personal information except as required by law.

This personal information is collected for the following purposes:​

  • to provide donors with appropriate recognition by Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo, Foundation, London Health Sciences Foundation, and the London Abused Women’s Centre

  • to provide donors with tax receipts from the London Health Sciences Foundation and Fanshawe College

  • to provide potential supporters with information about Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo

  • to promote opportunities where potential supporters may support in future events

  • to comply with Canada Revenue Agency requirements

 

Do it for Her regularly reviews privacy practices and makes any updates as required. Please review this page for information on our most up-to-date practices.

For any questions, concerns, or complaints relating to the Do it for Her's privacy policy regarding the treatment of personal information
please contact:

Stephanie Kloibhofer
PH: 613-864-2780
EM: skloibho@gmail.com

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