Stay Home for HAND: July 29

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Dorothy had it right: There’s no place like home.

So why leave the comforts of home to support an organization pursuing #housing4all?

This summer, you don’t have to. Stay Home for HAND returns on July 29, 2023, giving Toto a chance to attend his first fundraiser — without ever leaving the couch! Scroll down and fill out the form to buy a ticket and unlock access to an online auction held the night of the event.

In honor of HAND’s 20th anniversary in 2023, we’ll have 20 gift baskets to bid on from your phone, with proceeds supporting our housing programs. Tickets are $100.

Our signature fundraiser, Stay Home for HAND was created in 2017 to give supporters a reason to take a night off from the hustle and bustle and really appreciate the comforts of home — that precious place HAND works to provide to our less-fortunate neighbors.

A few years later, the COVID-19 pandemic 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 July 29 — or any weekend night before the end of the year. Slow down and notice the little things you love about the place you call home. Soak up the warmth. Snuggle into the comfort. And rest well knowing you are making a difference.

Proceeds support HAND’s housing-development and community-building programs. Founded in 2003, HAND owns 142 rental units for low- and moderate-income residents in Hamilton, Boone, and Tipton counties; another 15 units are in the development pipeline.

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