2019 Habitat Gala and Silent Auction Saturday, March 30, 2019
Photo Courtesy of Cyndi Fifield and Dee Shupe
Counting our Blessing- Another Successful Gala
We are grateful to live in a community with so many amenities like great healthcare facilities, arts & entertainment centers, fabulous restaurants, shopping options, and recreational choices. However, there are people who work hard to provide those services who can’t afford a safe and decent place to live. Fortunately, this community is also very apt to giving back and that is where our story begins.
On March 30th the Habitat hosted our signature fundraising event and the donations have made it possible for a local, hardworking family (who) to build and purchase a Habitat home with a mortgage that is guaranteed affordable for their family. Habitat is breaking ground for a new home in the West Southern Pines in May and will also be able to do repairs in the surrounding neighborhood.
This year’s Gala has been one of the most successful galas on many levels, thanks to all of you. In 2019 we set out to thank our loyal supporters and expand our reach to people who otherwise would not have considered supporting Habitat. We crossed a generational divide to attract young professionals who are looking to make a social impact, such as Everything Pines, Synergy Wealth Management, Main Street Homes Loans, and many more. We engaged civic and social organizations, including Pinehurst Rotary, Southern Pines Rotary, Kiwanis, and The Carolina Philharmonic, with help from our dear friend Penny Enroth. The Gala set the stage for developing personal relationships and commitments from top-level executives who run the companies where many of our homeowners work. Companies like St. Joseph’s of the Pines, Pinehurst Resorts, FirstHealth, Penick Village and Cooper Ford have been longtime advocates of Habitat’s mission of affordable housing.
Individual Sponsorhips Levels
Tickets for 4 people and Recognition in the Gala Program
Tickets for 2 people and Recognition in the Gala Program
Corporate Sponsorship Levels
4 tickets and full page ad in the Gala program
Recognized as a presenting sponsor in all publicity and marketing materials including the Gala Program, tickets, and at the Gala Home Dedication
Tickets for 4 people
Full page ad in the Gala program and at the Gala Home Dedication
2 tickets and Full Page Ad in the Gala program
2 tickets and recognition in the Gala Program
Our Wish List
Do you need to declutter but don't want to "give-away" those high end items? Consider donating them to the Habitat Auction. Your donation would be appreciated, tax deductible, and will go towards build a new home for a hard working family. Silent and Live Auction items stir up excitement and create a buzz around town! We have put together a wish list, but we welcome creative thinking and packaging.
Food and Drink
Gift Certificates from local business are a perfect auction item! We have a huge number of local restaurants, coffee shops, breweries. These donations will be bundle to create the “Taste of Moore” which one of the hottest live auction items.
Service and Community
Our area is rich in tourism venues and activities, as well as specialty shops, spas & salons, the resources are endless. A “ Behind the Scene” tour at the zoo, a personal make-over, chauffeur for a week, or maybe lunch with the mayor, would be a great package. Service commitments are welcome.
Host a Theme Party
Do you love to entertain? Know a great Chef? Have a great home or garden space? Consider hosting a “theme” party like a Kentucky Derby Party, Garden Party, Carolina BBQ, or Casino Night.
North Carolina is a haven for to outstanding artists and showcasing their work at the Auction would be an honor. Do you know someone who would donate original artwork, photography or art lessons?
Do you know a portrait artist who will donate a personal portrait?
Handmade one-of-a -kind items are always a success at the auction.
Vacation Getaways, Travel and the Great Outdoors
Do you have a timeshare or rental property?
Mountain homes, lake houses, beach retreats are great package items. Excursions of all types to any location are very welcome. “Hot Air Balloons Rides”, “Pilot in Training”, rock climbing, white water rafting, are needed so that we have variety at the office.
Sports and Fitness
Can you get tickets to a college basketball or football game, professional sports? Know a pro who will offer lessons or sign memorabilia? Belong to a health club or gym? Do you know a yoga teacher? Golf packages at any course in North Carolina or shadowing/lessons with a pro are packages that are the first to go!
Culture & Entertainment
Event tickets of any type throughout the year make great auction items. Events out of town could be packaged with limo service, a meal, and/or hotel stay. An opportunity to go backstage and meet the performers or take a tour of the venue work rock the event…Who do you know?
Do you have connections with a cleaning service, spa, lawn maintenance company, dog sitting/walking service, interior decorator, architect, dentist, orthodontist, dermatologist, music instructor, stylist or tutor who might be willing to provide services (one-time or a set number of visits)? Please help us coordinate an exciting donation.