NeighborWorks Housing Solutions (NHS; www.nhsmass.org), the leading housing service provider in southern Massachusetts, raised more than $181,000 during its recent “Opening Doors, Changing Lives” Gala, held at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy.
Proceeds from the gala will support the programs and services facilitated by NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, including rental assistance, emergency financial help, shelter and homelessness prevention, first-time homebuyer education and counseling, and construction and management of high-quality rental housing across southern Massachusetts.
The event was held in-person following CDC protocols. There was a virtual event offered, allowing remote attendees to participate in a pared-down version of the gala and the silent auction. In-person guests were treated to lively games during cocktail hour, including corn hole competitions, sponsored by East West Mortgage and Jay Davis Law Group, putt-putt, and a unique “Door” game, paying homage to NHS’s tagline “Opening Doors Changing Lives.” In addition to the games, guests enjoyed a silent auction that featured vacations, high-end wine and spirits, and Patriots tickets, among other offerings, dinner and raffles.
The gala’s presenting sponsor was NEI General Contracting.
“We were absolutely blown away by the incredible support we received at this year’s gala,” said Robert Corley, CEO of NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, noting that the event was the most successful to date. “Thank you to everyone who joined us in-person and virtually and special gratitude is extended to our many event sponsors. I would also like to thank our Board of Directors and our incredible staff, who worked tirelessly over the past year to continue to provide services throughout the pandemic.”