Inspired by the classic Wizard of Oz, “There's No Place Like Home Show + Party”, is a collaborative public art project and cocktail party to create brighter futures for Regina families. Habitat Regina partnered with local artists to create original works of art using doors repurposed from the Habitat ReStore as their inspiration and starting point.
“Some recent economic changes have resulted in difficult times for funding”, says Kelly Holmes-Binns, CEO for Habitat for Humanity Regina. “We’ve made a commitment to build 62 homes and in order to achieve that funding goal we are challenged with thinking outside the box. What better way to embrace that creativity than with a fundraiser celebrating that exact thing, creativity!”
This unique event featured 5 doors available for live auction by artists, Wilf Perrault, Jason Robins, Jaqueline Faye Miller, Daniel Sundahl, and a door printed with the Mosaic Stadium Farewell Season logo and to be signed by the entire 2016 Saskatchewan Roughrider team.
There were also 9 doors available by silent auction by artists, Sara Lindsay, Dean Renwick, Nadia Williamson, Imagination Ink, Emmanuel Jarus, Sabeen Ahmed, Peter Scoular, and homeowners Lila Schoenthal and a homeowner’s child, Sarah Labadie.
There were various other fundraising opportunities at the event including a silent auction table with a mini door by Jason Robins, an Andrew Salgado print, a Lily Schreyer original canvas work, and various trip options including Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort, and Casa Piazza. Also present was a table where guest could make a pledge to donate the funds needed to purchase any 1 of 5 various items needed to complete the construction of the first 14 units of Haultain Crossing.
Habitat for Humanity Regina is thrilled to announce a total raised of $48,155.
These funds will be used at Haultain Crossing, the largest Habitat development in Saskatchewan history and the second largest in all of Canada. Haultain Crossing will have 62 units and be home to between 200-250 people at its completion. Habitat is forecasting completion of the first 14 units this June with construction beginning on the next 10 units in May.