The Story of H2OToronto
Darlene & Toni met while challenging each other to be the top fundraisers for Aveda Canada Earth Month. In 2010 & 2011, they each achieved these goals separately and traveled to East Africa with WaterAid Canada to see the benefits of the funds raised.
In 2010, Darlene traveled to Ethiopia and returned to Canada even more determined to make a difference to change the lives of the women, children and families she met. With a new found passion and drive to make a change, she continued to raise the bar on her personal fundraising through a variety of channels, ranging from 50/50 draws to home cooked meals for friends.
Toni traveled the following year to Kenya and returned to Canada with similar feelings and an overwhelming need to do more. After seeing the results that WaterAid could achieve with ongoing support, and the continuing need for improved sanitation, hygiene education and access to clean water, she knew that she could do more.
In March 2011, Toni & Dar decided to join efforts in hopes to do more. The result was H20Toronto, and the first fundraising gala for 150 people raised $14,000 in just one night. Since then, they have raised over $120,000 to benefit WaterAid Canada.