HABITAT LEHIGH VALLEY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT 10TH ANNUAL TOAST TO HOPE

Habitat for Humanity 2014

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HABITAT LEHIGH VALLEY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT 10TH ANNUAL TOAST TO HOPE

Allentown, October 10, 2014 – Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley’s 10th Annual signature fundraising event of the year, A Toast to Hope, will take place at the PPL Center in Allentown on October 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. A Toast to Hope features food samplings of many of the up and coming area restaurants, great wine, and a silent auction, including beautiful jewelry and great travel packages.

Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased on www.habitatlv.org. All proceeds from the event benefit the Habitat Home Building Program.

Habitat Lehigh Valley will celebrate three very special 2014 milestones during the event: dedicating its 100th home, its 25th anniversary, and hosting its 10th Annual Toast to Hope.  As its single biggest fundraiser, A Toast to Hope serves to support the Habitat mission for the entire year — helping to build and rehabilitate safe, decent and affordable homes for low-income, hardworking families in the Lehigh Valley.

Gourmet selections from the area’s finest restaurants include 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, The Allentown Brew Works, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Catering by Karen Hunter, Chickie’s and Pete’s, Cosmopolitan, Crust, The Dime, Grille 3501, The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Louie’s, Max Hansen Caterer, Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, Roar Social House, Shankara by Balasia, Shula’s Steakhouse, Tim Hortons, and Yianni’s Taverna.  The Silent Auction features beautiful jewels, designer accessories and great gift cards.

In addition, Habitat Lehigh Valley will feature its 2nd Annual Lego Build Contest at A Toast to Hope. Local youth groups were engaged to fundraise and support Habitat Lehigh Valley by designing and building a Lego house. The houses will be displayed at the Toast to Hope and guests will purchase tokens to vote on their favorite house design. It has been a great activity for youth groups to showcase their creativity while learning about the importance of affordable housing in our community.

About Habitat Lehigh Valley: Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide affordable housing for hardworking low-income families. Homeowners must put in “sweat equity” of 250 hours before getting Habitat’s no-interest mortgage because Habitat strives to give potential homeowners a “hand up” instead of a “hand out.”

Habitat Lehigh Valley has built more than 100 homes in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton since 1989 for families in need of simple, decent, affordable housing. To buy tickets, go to www.HabitatLV.org or call 610-776-7737.

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