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Help Sharon raise money

For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

My Story…

As you know, I am a person of causes and a person of giving.  To support this, I believe in 'voting with your feet'.  In this case, ten-legged walking throughout the month of October to the health benefit of of my two dogs, me and anyone who wishes to walk the forests of Durham with us. 

As we walk for our health, we are also seeking to support Volunteerism through fundraising.

In May 2020 I joined the Board of Volunteer Markham seeking a chance to make a difference in my wider community by supporting volunteers from all sectors and demographics.  VM operates on a small budget with only a part time Executive Director and a few part time co-op students alongside volunteers.  VM cannot continue to do its good works for non profits and inspirational volunteers without funding. 

Please consider making a small donation to keep the lights on in these challenging times. Small acts of kindness the and the collective contributions of donors create a huge bounty of goodness through a multiplier effect! 

Follow me on IG @staylortratnik for scenes with Bijoux and Maisy as we make our Fall Forested Mini Marathon. Like and re-post my pics to help spread the good word.

Thank you!   


VM helps build a stronger, more thoughtful community through innovative programs that inspire, inform and connect volunteers with organizations that need them.  Founded in 1974, VM welcomes you to explore and build connections with your community.  Our door is always open and our family are mostly volunteers.  Help us help the community by joining our team or donating.  Every dollar matters.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Nov 05 Stan Taylor Good luck! Take care of my puppies. $200.00
Oct 24 Tratnik M & A $30.00
Oct 20 The Berrys $25.00
Oct 20 Chanda Carr $75.00
Oct 20 Logan, Sophia & Abby $50.00
Oct 19 Linda & Paul Coon-eh Go Shannie Go! (Linda is a my long time uni friend & co-walker extraordinaire! We logged 11,000 hilly Durham forest steps today!) $20.00
Oct 19 Shandy Acres Bees From the Bee Team to the A Team - hope you enjoy your outdoor adventures! Undisclosed amount
Oct 19 S Bowman Go Sharon Go!! Love the idea of supporting an organization that supports volunteers and other non-profits! $50.00
Oct 19 Arlene Wiseman $25.00
Oct 18 Maggie Devereux $50.00