South Shore Habitat to Hold 26th Annual Event “High Heels & Hard Hats Gala” on Friday, June 7th at Granite Links

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QUINCY AND WEYMOUTH, MA, ISSUED MAY 6, 2019… South Shore Habitat for Humanity (http://sshabitat.org), which has delivered quality housing in partnership with families in need for the past 32 years, will hold their 26th annual charity event, High Heels & Hard Hats Gala on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 6 pm at the Granite Links, 100 Quarry Hill Drive in Quincy.
This event features an evening of fun including craft cocktails, raffles, gourmet food, a spirited auction and lively entertainment. Hot Mess, voted Boston’s #1 band, will provide a night of entertainment. Tickets are available online at www.sshabitat.org/events.
Dr. Megan Sandel is the keynote speaker. She is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and co-lead principal investigator with Children’s HealthWatch. She is also a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health and development.
Cape Cod Lumber is the premier sponsor of the gala for the fourth year in a row and is a longtime advocate of South Shore Habitat.  Cape Cod Lumber President Harvey Hurvitz has passed the baton to Eugene Kennedy, Sr. Vice President of Lee Kennedy Co. as this year’s 2019 Gala Chairman. With the support of Rose Conti and many fellow committee members, this year is expected to sell out and has become the industry event of the season. A limited number of sponsorships and tickets are available by calling 781-337-7744 x15.
Major sponsors of this year’s fundraiser are Lee Kennedy Company, Callahan Construction Managers, Hill & Partners, Arbella Insurance Foundation, Quincy Mutual Group, Burgin Platner and Company, Dedham Savings, South Shore Savings, Rockland Trust Foundation, HarborOne Bank, Bridgewater Savings, GDS, Inc., Granite City Electrical Supply Co., Anderson Insulation, Ryan Building Products, Lynnwell Associates, Cox Engineering, NER Construction, J&M Brown Co., M.L. McDonald Sales Co., Select Demo Services, Peak Mechanical Services, Pinnacle Piping and Service, Owens Corning, Peabody Properties, AHSC and Wilkinson Companies,. Business sponsorships are available and are an excellent way to promote corporate social responsibility goals while making a lasting impact in the community.
“The Gala is a wonderful way for businesses and individuals to come together, have a great time, and really make a difference in our local communities,” said Evelyn Nelson, Vice President of Development at South Shore Habitat for Humanity. “We like to say, it’s the only party that builds a home. The money raised helps us to build housing for working families across the cities and towns that we serve.”
 About South Shore Habitat for Humanity
The Mission of South Shore Habitat for Humanity is to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter by partnering with families in need of affordable housing.  Families put in “sweat equity hours” alongside local volunteers on the building of their home and purchase the home with a 30-year, affordable mortgage. Homes do have a deed restriction that maintains the affordability status of each home in perpetuity. Habitat Family Partners are selected through a competitive underwriting process based on their ability to pay, willingness to partner, and their need for adequate housing. The organization’s headquarters are located at 20 Mathewson Drive in Weymouth, MA but they serve 35 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston. To date, South Shore Habitat for Humanity has delivered 58 homes to local families on the South Shore. Currently, the organization has a strategic plan to build twelve homes by 2020, which is on pace to deliver another 58 homes in a little less than a decade. To learn more or find out how to get involved, visit www.sshabitat.org or call 781-337-7744.


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