South Shore Habitat for Humanity will hold their annual charity event, Framing the Future Gala, on Friday, June 17, at the Quincy Marriott located at 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy.
This event will feature cocktails, a three-course dinner, silent and auction. Habitat’s first volunteer Clive Rainey will share inspiring stories from his 40-year journey across the globe building Habitat homes.
“I’ve retired the richest man in the world,” Rainey explains. “I’ve spent my entire adult life helping people arrive safely at home. After 40 years of facing illness and danger, providence enabled me to arrive safely at home where my journey began in Americus, Georgia.”
In 1979, Rainey went to Kinshasa, Zaire to help build homes and communities. When Uganda’s dictator was overthrown, he felt compelled to stay and help rebuild Uganda.
He returned to the U.S. in 1983 to become Habitat’s first Africa area director. Today, despite being officially retired, he continues to travel the globe on Habitat’s behalf to inform and inspire families, volunteers, communities and supporters.
“Clive bears witness to the power of helping families and communities thrive through safe, affordable housing,” says Beth Lyons, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity. “His story will forever change your perspective about the power of one.”
Tickets and sponsorships are available at SSHabitatgala22.givesmart