GREATER TORONTO, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Members of the Building Industry
and Land Development Association (BILD) raised over $36,000 for Habitat
for Humanity Toronto as part of its 20th annual Charity BBQ fundraiser.
More than 500 builders, developers, sales and marketing professionals
gathered at the Association's headquarters in Don Mills to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of BILD's Charity BBQ - a fundraising event in support of
BILD's community partner Habitat for Humanity Toronto for the past nine
The Charity BBQ was paired with the third annual Race for Humanity,
presented by the Toronto Star and In2ition Marketing Insights. The Race
sent 25 teams scouring the streets of Toronto completing challenges
before crossing the finish line at BILD headquarters where the Charity
BBQ was getting underway.
"The Race for Humanity and Charity BBQ combine for a great BILD event
that has something for everybody, and our members have shown their
enthusiasm by getting involved, fundraising and giving back to the
community," said BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey.
A big contributor to the fundraising success was the silent auction.
Always a popular feature of the Charity BBQ, this year's auction items
went online at starauctions.ca a week in advance to allocate more time
BILD would like to thank all the event sponsors, prize donors,
volunteers and guests for all the fundraising support. Congratulations
to the organizing committee for planning a highly successful event.
For more on the event, visit the official blog at bildblogs.ca, find bildgta on Facebook or follow @bildgta on Twitter.
With more than 1,350 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the
Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development
Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building
and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD
is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders'
For photos from the event or interview scheduling, please contact Andrei
Zaretski at 416-391-3450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Building Industry and Land Development Association
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