Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth 2022 fundraising gala held at the Hotel 1620 in downtown Plymouth raised $88,500 for the organization. The proceeds from the benefit will support the affiliate’s mission to provide affordable housing for low and moderate income families in the region.
The event, which also marked the 25th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, was sponsored by the affiliate’s Capstone Partner, The Pinehills Affordable Housing Charitable Trust, Inc.; Foundation Builder, North Easton Savings Bank; and Team Partner, Dennison Lubricants, Inc., as well as several local small businesses.
“This was our first in-person fundraising gala in three years due to the pandemic, and we are thrilled with the support we received from our sponsors, our volunteers, and every single person who showed up to help us celebrate this momentous occasion,” said Jim Middleton, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth. “The night was uplifting as we commemorated 25 years of bringing people together to help build homes, communities, and hope.”
The gala featured a live auction, raffles, silent auction, live music by The Natural Born Fools, dinner and dancing. More than 170 people attended.
To date, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth has built 13 homes and completed major rehab projects on another six. The homes have been occupied by 72 people; 58 of those being children who were able to learn and grow in these safe spaces. This affiliate has also completed more than 70 repair, weatherization, and/or disability ramp projects through its “Brush with Kindness” program. The organization is preparing to start its next affordable home project in Carver at the end of this year.
In total, over the last 25 years, the organization has served hundreds of individuals from infants to seniors and provided the Greater Plymouth community with “a hand up and not a hand out”. To learn more about this affiliate and how to get involved, visit hfhplymouth.org.