GREATER TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - A change in venue and a new theme proved to be successful for the Building Industry and Land Development Association's (BILD) fourth annual Party for Humanity, which raised more than $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
The event was attended by more than 450 industry professionals, who arrived at the Warehouse in Downsview Park dressed in their favourite white pieces - in accordance with the Party's "White Out" theme. Fundraising efforts were aided by a silent auction, raffle and a "wardrobe tax" for those whose attire lacked the mandatory white piece.
"This event has been a tremendous success in each of its first three years, but we chose to think outside the box this year and try something different," explained BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey. "Our team is always thinking of new, creative ways to raise money for our community partner Habitat for Humanity Toronto, and this event is yet another example of how committed this industry is to giving back to the community."
BILD's Party for Humanity is one of four major fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. The Association has supported the charity since 2003 and has since raised more than $535,000 toward its goal of building affordable homes for low-income families.
In addition to raising money, the event celebrated the leadership of Paul Golini, who concludes his two-year term as Chair of the Association at the end of the 2012.
"People often ask me where I get the energy to do this, and I tell them that it is all about passion - passion for the industry, this association and the people within it," Golini told the crowd before thanking his wife and family for their support during his term. "It's really been a remarkable couple of years for me and I thank you all very much."
BILD would like to thank all of the event sponsors, volunteers and participants and congratulate everyone involved in making it a highly successful event. For more information, including event photos, visit the official blog at bildblogs.ca, find bildgta on Facebook or follow @bildgta on Twitter.
With more than 1,375 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' Associations.
SOURCE: Building Industry and Land Development Association
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