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2020 Virtual Gala & auction

Join us Thurs. Nov. 12th at 5 PM for a Virtual Online Gala & Auction. Leave your heels & hard hats in your closet and cozy up with your smart devices for our virtual online auction.  We are excited to move forward with an event that will bring people together (safely) to build homes, communities and hope for local families!

2020 Virtual Gala & auction

Join us Thurs. Nov. 12th at 5 PM for a Virtual Online Gala & Auction. Leave your heels & hard hats in your closet and cozy up with your smart devices for our virtual online auction.  We are excited to move forward with an event that will bring people together (safely) to build homes, communities and hope for local families!

  • Looking to complete your sponsorship payment? Please click on the ORANGE button above. Once on our donation page complete all required fields. Fill out the form, and under “Tell us how you want your gift to be used”, please select Gala and Auction 2020.
  • Although there is no charge for the event, should you wish to make a fully tax-deductible donation to our event, last year’s ticket price was $150. Please click on the ORANGE button above. Fill out the form, and under “Tell us how you want your gift to be used”, please select Gala and Auction 2020.

A STAY-AT-HOME VIRTUAL ONLINE Gala & AUCTION ON Thursday, November 12th ∙ 5 pm

This year you can cozy up on your couch with your tablet, laptop, or smart phone for our virtual online auction! We are excited to move forward with an event that will bring our friends together (safely) to build homes, communities and hope for local families and veterans!

The impact of COVID-19 will make it difficult for us to hit the revenue targets we usually anticipate from this event, so we need your support more than ever! This is our largest fundraising event of the season, and one that is very important to keep our mission moving forward. One hundred percent of the money we raise from our virtual auction benefits the local families and veterans we help who need a safe and affordable home.

Thank you for your generosity during this incredibly difficult time for families.

Virtual Gala & Auction Event Details
  • Join us on Thursday, November 12th at 5 PM to Kick-off our High Heels and Hard Hats Virtual Online Gala and Auction with a brief Live Zoom Streaming Event.  During the Live Zoom you will watch a video clip of one of our most recent Habitat Homeowners, and so much more!  Check back here as it gets closer to the auction for the link to join.
  • For Pre-Registrants! Those who have pre-registered will be able to bid early on our auction items starting November 11th at 10:00 AM. Remember, all pre-registered people will be entered into a drawing for a $125 gift card to our Ashland or Worcester ReStore, sponsored by MathWorks, and everyone will receive a 10% coupon for a purchase at either store. ReStore coupon expires on 12/31/2020. You must pre-register before November 11th to qualify for the specials.
  • If you do not register before the Auction, a link will be sent to you during the Zoom event in the Chat feature that will take you to the Registration page where you can register, and then bid. By pre-registering, you’ll save time and get ReStore deals!
  • The online Auction will close on Monday, November 30th at Noon. 
How Fund-A-Need Works
  • Fund-A-Need generates cash gifts, separate from bidding online for auction items.
  • Once you register and log onto the online auction site, please click on the Fund-A-Need Donation button of your choice, and select an amount to support our Virtual Fund-A-Need.
  • The impact of COVID-19 will make it difficult for us to hit the revenue targets we usually anticipate from this event, so we need your support more than ever! The Fund-A-Need gifts will be critical for us to reach our fundraising goals.
  • You can then move on to bidding. You’ll love our unique auction gifts!

2020 Golden Hammer Honoree

Our 2020 Golden Hammer Honoree is Diane M. McDermott, a Boston real estate attorney, executive partner at Holland & Knight's Boston office, and co-chair of the firm's National Retail Development and Leasing Team.  Diane has been involved with many aspects of affordable housing in both her professional and private life.  She is also an advocate for the women in her firm and her profession providing mentorship and opportunity, as her industry strives to provide opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion.  Diane is also involved with the Women’s Lunch Place in Boston’s Back Bay providing food, laundry and bathing services to homeless women in Boston who deserve dignity in their struggle.   By lending her time, talent, and support, Diane has made many important contributions to our mission to build homes, communities and hope which in turn allows local families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance.

To sponsor, virtually attend, donate, or for more information about our 2020 Virtual Gala & Auction please contact Deborah Huegel, Vice President of Philanthropy at Deborah.Huegel@habitatmwgw.org.

2020 gala & auction CONTRIBUTORS

A big thank you to our Platinum Hammer Contributor!

A big thank you to our Golden Hammer Contributors!

A big thank you to our Silver Hammer Contributor!

A big thank you to our Foundation Builder Contributors!

A big thank you to our Master Craftsman Contributors!

A big thank you to our Apprentice Contributors!

2019 gala & auction Photos



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