Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc. is taking a new approach to the traditional charity fundraiser.
Rather than asking donors to pony up for a black-tie affair in a rented reception hall, HAND is inviting its supporters to stay home on the evening of Nov. 11, enjoying the kind of comfort that we work to provide our less-fortunate neighbors.
Stay Home for HAND is the not-for-profit organization’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds will support HAND’s housing-development, home-repair and community-building programs.
HAND has invested nearly $17 million in Hamilton County housing since 2003, including the development of 96 affordable apartments for low-income residents.
Tickets for the virtual event cost $75 per household. A VIP option also is available for $150 per household. (All purchases are completely tax deductible, since no goods or services are being provided.)
Attendees will receive a digital toolkit to encourage them to share their “Stay Home” experiences on social media on Nov. 11, and they will be able to bid on items in an online silent auction that will close at 9 p.m. that day.