Build the Future
When: August 25, 2012 9:30 PM
Where: Storys (11 Duncan Street )
What: “Build the Future” benefit by The Burgundy Brick Foundation in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto
Habitat for Humanity Toronto (HFHT) is a non-profit housing organization that empowers low- income families to build a hopeful future by breaking the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership. “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.”
BUILD THE FUTURE EVENT “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 host several sponsors and an introduction by the Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s CEO Neil Hetherington. To buy tickets please visit http://burgundybrick.eventbrite.ca and for event information, please visit www.burgundybrick.org
ABOUT THE BURGUNDY BRICK FOUNDATION The Burgundy Brick Foundation (BBF) was established in 2007 by a young group who collectively believed that they could make a difference within Toronto and the GTA’s affordable housing community. 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.