Charity Event supporting Habitat for Humanity Toronto with Toronto's top Young Professionals
TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2012 /CNW/ -
WHO: The Burgundy Brick Foundation is proud to present its "Build the Future" benefit for the 5th year running in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto (www.torontohabitat.ca) on August 25th at the brand new event venue "Storys."
WHEN/WHERE: August 25, 2012, Storys Building, 9:30PM - 2:00AM
11 Duncan Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3M2
WHAT/WHY: "Build The Future" has supported Habitat for Humanity Toronto for 5 years and has raised over $175,000. Guests will enjoy an evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres, musical entertainment, while being in the company of generous HFHT supporters. The evening will fashion an environment in which Toronto's urban youth will become aware of the housing challenges within the Toronto community. The event will partner with companies such as STLTO Wine, and UBER Toronto and Notable.ca. An introduction by the Habitat for Humanity Toronto's CEO Neil Hetherington will also be taking place.
"Habitat functions to give families within Toronto the homes they deserve and the Burgundy Brick Foundation believes that the foundation of a home is critical to the development of Toronto's youth." stated executive director and co-founder of The Burgundy Brick Foundation Alexandra De Gasperis. "At The Burgundy Brick Foundation we would like to follow Habitat's mission to promote homeownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty."
ABOUT THE BURGUNDY BRICK FOUNDATION
A young group who collectively believed that they could make a difference within Toronto and the GTA's affordable housing community established the Burgundy Brick Foundation (BBF) in 2007. Burgundy Brick's motivation lies in the principle that - without a strong foundation of a home, one cannot have stability in life. It was this belief that led BBF to support Habitat for Humanity Toronto. Since 2007 the BBF team has ambitiously worked towards the organization's common goal. Leading by example, BBF executives have shown youth that there are many ways to get involved. Whether donating their time and resources to build new homes for inspiring families or attending fundraisers - BBF recognizes there cannot be effective change in their community, without a call to action. Understanding we have the ability to improve the future of the community we all love, the BBF team advocates change and strives to be a leader in youth social responsibility. The Burgundy Brick Foundation influence has grown every year and hopes to continue this growth by increasing team members, supporters, events and ultimately funds to support many more housing initiatives within the City of Toronto. The Burgundy Brick Foundation has big goals and a competitive spirit that has and will continue to engage youth to be the catalyst of change within our city. www.burgundybrick.org
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TORONTO
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of five Toronto ReStores. Habitat Toronto ReStores sell quality new and gently used donated building materials. Every 10 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation in more than 100 countries around the world. www.torontohabitat.ca
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Toronto
For further information:
and/or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Mira Singh, The Burgundy Brick Foundation
tel: 416-262-2999 | email: [email protected]