Food Fancy

Food Fancy is a way for you to donate money and then receive a grocery gift card to give back to someone else you may know personally who is having a hard time. You just donate $100 and receive a $25 gift card and $75 tax receipt to help with your tax deductions in the New Year. It is a win-win situation for everybody.

Note: all in-person fundraisers are on hold until further notice due to COVID-19.  


Our walkathon is always in the late spring when the air is refreshing and the birds are singing. This is a great time to get those walkers on and shape up for the summer. We walk an easy 5 km along the beautiful Oshawa Creek Trail by starting at the Gate, heading down to Lakeview Park, and back again. It is about an hour’s walk and there are benches at the park to rest if needed. We always provide coffee before you start and goodies and water when you get back to rejuvenate you for your day’s activities. If you are able to raise $20 for the Gate, you will receive our Gate T-shirt. Come have fun with us and start your summer right!

Annual Fundraising Dinner

This dinner is held mid-November in the event room of Durham Christian Homes, where we have a lovely chicken or roast beef dinner and dessert. We enjoy singing, lively entertainment, door prizes, and even a small silent auction to add to the fun of the evening. We include Christmas baking in the auction, so if you want to get a head start and put away some goodies in the freezer, bring along some extra spending money. If you are looking for a nice evening out and an opportunity to support a good cause, this is the event for you. Give us a call and reserve a ticket. If you can get enough of your friends together, you can have a table of 8 to yourselves. Let us know and we will reserve it for you. If you work for a company that would like to sponsor us, for $500 we will put their name on the table, they will be recognized that evening in front of our 140 guests, and be featured in our winter newsletter.