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Botanical & Artisan Expo

Event Details

Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo is a one-day charity expo held in my Mother’s honour to raise money for the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Care and the Fanshawe College - Karen Kloibhofer Tools of the Trade Award. The goal is to gather people from all over Southwestern Ontario to support those in need of help now and those who have big dreams for the future. So let's give back while we buy more plants!

Events Coming Up!

2022 TBD

2023 - Saturday, September 9th London Civic Garden Centre 10AM-4PM

 

Past Events

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

10:00AM - 6:00PM

London Civic Garden Complex

625 Springbank Dr, London, ON N6K 4T1

Contact: Stef Kloibhofer skloibho@gmail.com

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Donations

In lieu of vendor and entrance fees, we are asking everyone to donate. Please bring your "Thank you Ticket" or receipt to enter the event. 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. Karen Kloibhofer always stressed the idea that any act of kindness, no matter how small, is never wasted. With your support Do it for Her can carry on Karen's legacy and support those in need of help now and those with big dreams for the future.

*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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Do it for Her - Backstory

I moved back to London, Ontario in May 2019 when my mother was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. The only thing I felt I could do was to make sure my Parents’ and Grandparents’ gardens were beautiful places for them to escape to and I worked hard to give them that sanctuary.

Since my Mother’s passing, gardening has brought me a new sense of purpose and community filled with extremely kind and welcoming people. Hell we all know how demanding plants can be, they make sure you get out of bed each day!

 

When I first became interested in this hobby I felt lost not knowing where to look or how to find the beautiful rare plants my mother and I had fallen head over heels for. After countless searches and reaching out to the local greenhouses.I found many wonderful companies and small businesses that supply rare and native plants. They work very hard to build a supportive environment while sharing knowledge on how to become a more proficient gardener.

 

In creating Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo we can bring together a wide variety of people to share in the joy of horticulture, support local businesses, and give back to those in need and those with big dreams for the future. 

 

My mother always pushed the need to live a life of service. She always pushed the notion that "any act of kindness, no matter how small, is never wasted." Creating Do it for Her has allowed me to carry on my mother's legacy and create a giant love letter to this city I call home.

 

So finally, explaining why the Civic Garden Complex. Well other than the fact that it is an amazing greenhouse and really provides the perfect environment for this event -  I chose the Civic Garden Complex because my Parents were married in these gardens 40 years ago and the Civic Garden Complex is where we celebrated my Mother’s life when she passed away. It has been such a major part of my life and I would love to make it an important part of other people’s lives too.

What's exciting for the next Do it for Her events...well you will have to keep an eye out on our Instagram account! Big things are coming and it's all because of your support. So thank you, this was just a harebrained idea, but you helped make it a reality.

   - Stef Kloibhofer

 
 

We want to raise as much money as possible for the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Care and Fanshawe College - Karen Kloibhofer Tools of the Trade Award! Therefore, we are offering items for sale with a portion of the profits going to the event donations. The best part...this sale will continue between annual events. So look for new merch on our Instagram account!

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*Please note only donations will count as admission to the event. 

 

Door Prize!

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When you arrive check in with the front desk to either donate on-site or show your online donation and you will receive a (one) chance to win our Door Prize! The prize includes a
Do it for Her - Monstera graphic backpack, one Thai Beauty Caladium, a Starbucks rainbow glass mug, and Starbucks
True North Blend Coffee Beans.

The winner will be chosen at 6PM on Sunday, September 18th. Only those who leave their name, phone number/email address are eligible to win.

See you there!

A Big thank you to BIOS Nutrience for the surprise contribution to the Door Prize and Starbucks for their donation!

 

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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Fanshawe College - Karen Kloibhofer Tools of the Trade Award

So much goes into making a great skilled tradesperson, time, passion, commitment, trust, confidence, and last but not least money. You need money to live, to go to school, to get other certifications, and to purchase the tools of your trade that are right for you.

That is why Karen wanted to create this award. She wanted each student in a skilled trade or apprenticeship program to have the opportunity to apply for an award that will help them become the best craftsperson in their chosen field that they can be.

 

Vendors

 

Thank you for Donating to the Silent Auction!

 
 

Musicians

 

Thank you for Sponsoring!

Privacy Policy

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. During the course of our various events, we collect and use personal information to ensure that all donors receive tax receipts from the London Health Sciences Foundation or Fanshawe College. 

Only a donor's name, address, email address, and the amount donated will be collected and shared with the London Health Sciences Foundation and Fanshawe College. 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 Fanshawe College 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 Fanshawe College

  • 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