Remember life pre-COVID, when Halloween kicked off a calendar-busting holiday season crammed full of office parties and school concerts and charity fundraisers? Where you actually had to wear pants?
If you’re on the couch clutching your blanket and dreading a return to the hustle and bustle, good news: Stay Home for HAND is scheduled for Nov. 13!
We introduced our signature fundraiser in 2017, giving our supporters an excuse to take a Saturday night off and spend time enjoying the comforts of home — that precious place HAND works to provide to our less-fortunate neighbors.
Last year made it clear how important it is that everyone has a safe, decent place to call home, no matter their age, income or occupation. Can you imagine navigating a global pandemic when you’re not sure how you’re going to pay your rent or utility bill? When making a mortgage payment means you have to get groceries at a food bank?
With your help, HAND is working to provide housing that low- and moderate-income families in our community can afford without stretching — or sacrificing. And we couldn’t do it without you.
So you’re invited to support HAND’s efforts by staying in the evening of Nov. 13 — or any Saturday night before the end of the year — and taking the time to really enjoy the place you call home. Soak up the warmth. Snuggle into the comfort. And rest well knowing you are making a difference.
Individual tickets are $25, household tickets $75 and VIP households $150.
VIP households will receive a small token of our appreciation, and all “attendees” will have access to an online silent auction and a raffle that is being conducted live at HAND Trivia Night the same evening.
Registration will open in August 2021.
Proceeds support HAND’s housing-development and community-building programs.