A huge fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity is set to take place at Terrey Hills tomorrow night and tickets need to be sold! Come for a fun night out, be entertained with live comedy and put a roof over the heads of those who desperately need it!
Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of Habitat for Humanity, an international not-for profit that began as a grassroots effort to create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The Australian arm of this organisation is powered by selfless, passionate volunteers, and once such person has put her hand up to help change the world – one brick at a time.
Now she’s hoping the people of the Northern Beaches will assist – by attending a night of Italian food, flowing drinks and good humour. Some amazing and generous local business have offered up prizes for the night as well.
Laura Powell says of her decision to create the fund-raising event: “For me it was an easy decision to hold a night celebrating a good cause, in good company, and creating some wonderful memories in a setting we are privileged to be able to experience, while being very present to the fact that those who are disadvantaged have been through incredible hardships.
“The reason I immersed myself in this charity to start with is because they make a huge difference on the ground – in every sense of the word – and change lives where it matters, by providing a roof over the heads of those in urgent need.”
The ethos of Habitat for Humanity is “Let’s help disadvantaged, disabled or isolated people, women and children escaping domestic violence, bushfire recovery programs and struggling overseas communities.”
The event itself, is on this Friday May 7, at Northern Beaches’ favourite Cavallino, at 1 Yulong Avenue, Terrey Hills, from 6.30pm.
Special guest for the evening to bring some light to a serious issue is the inimitable Effie, the alter ego of the talented Mary Coustas.
“It takes a village to raise a child and it takes an awesome organisation like Habitat For Humanity to raise funds and awareness for causes that need our attention and generosity. No one wants to be called cheap. Trust me, I know what that feels like, and take it from me, it’s not pretty. Instead let’s dig deep. Let’s help those who need it most by placing our hands into our philanthropic pockets in order to give what we can. I guarantee the spiritual benefits of your kindness will lift youse up where you belong, where the eagles fly, on a mountain high. See youse up there, legends!”, says Effie.
Prizes for the evening include an accommodation package from Q Station, bespoke artwork from Lisa Brummer, jewellery from Daniele Jewellers, all wines for the evening from Euro Concepts, all desserts for the evening by Pasticceria Caruso, premium skin treatment from Elite Laser Clinic, hot air balloon experience in the Hunter Valley from Beyond Ballooning, a bespoke interior design consult from Cordony Design, gym memberships by Impact Gym, skin care hampers by Organika, and prizes from Ace Styling, World-wide Printing, McCarrolls Maserati, Taronga Zoo, Di Jones, and many more, plus RoJo Consulting proudly undertaking all pro-bono PR.
All this will be amid warm Italian hospitality at Cavallino, where guests can expect a sumptuous three course meal with drinks, plus the hilarious entertainment from Effie, in what will be a night of good vibes and changing lives.
Tickets are $130 and include the wonderful Italian ambience, plentiful food and drinks, and a night of humour.
More on Habitat for Humanity
At Habitat for Humanity Australia, they believe a stable, secure home creates the foundation for change. A safe home gives people the opportunity to be healthier, happier and more secure, and for children to be better nourished and better educated. They believe building a decent home provides much more than bricks and mortar – it provides real hope for the future.
Building a house for one family, changes the lives of so many more. For around AUD$3,000*, the charity can build a house for an entire family. (*The average cost of building a new home in one of the Asia-Pacific countries.)
Not only do they build homes, they build communities. They address water supply and sanitation issues and, in some communities, provide health and educational services – like teaching financial literacy and livelihood training. This is vital knowledge communities can share with others. It’s a ‘pay it forward’ model and the beginning of generational change.
More information on Habitat For Humanity can be found here: https://www.habitat.org.au
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