Weymouth, MA, May 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Taniya Nayak, a host and interior designer on HGTV and featured designer on Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible, and WCVB Chronicle host Anthony Everett, came together for the annual High Heels & Hard Hats gala event.
South Shore Habitat’s business partners, community leaders, and family partners enjoyed an evening with friends at Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, all in support of affordable housing. According to South Shore Habitat’s Executive Director, Martine Taylor, “The evening was the most successful event in our 28-year history. The commitment and enthusiasm of our South Shore community is overwhelming. Together, we provide housing to hardworking, deserving families in need of a hand up.”
Taylor also sees Nayak’s design philosophy to “Live Happy” as a perfect complement to South Shore Habitat’s mission. She said, “We were thrilled to have Taniya support our gala as well as this week’s National Women Build event.” National Women Build Week, now in its seventh year, challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities.
South Shore Habitat thanks its sponsors, including Gold Sponsors, CoreNet Global New England Chapter, Mr. & Mrs. John W. Keith, NFP, Reebok International Ltd., and State Street Corporation along with Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation, Bay Copy, Dedham Savings, Douglas King Builders, Eastern Bank, Granite City Electric Supply Co., Hill & Partners, Sampson Insurance, and South Shore Bank, who helped South Shore Habitat raise over $200,000, a South Shore Habitat High Heels & Hard Hats record amount. Vice President of Development Evelyn Nelson said, “Each and every year, our corporate and individual supporters come together in a spirit of generosity and commitment. The need for affordable housing in our community continues to grow but so does support for South Shore families. This annual event helps meet this need.”
About South Shore Habitat for Humanity
South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHH) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. SSHH is based in Weymouth and serves 35 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston. Founded in 1986 as an independent, non-profit organization, SSHH works together with volunteers to help local families living in substandard housing move into simple, decent, affordable homes of their own. Since its inception, the organization has built 53 homes and provided housing for more than 94 adults and 187 children.
The organization uses a comprehensive evaluation process, founded on Habitat for Humanity International and H.U.D. guidelines, to select a family based on need, income, and willingness to partner with Habitat. The family purchases the home from South Shore Habitat through a 20-year, no-interest mortgage. A perpetual deed restriction maintains the affordability of the house. The cost for building homes is raised through private donations, corporate contributions, and support from our faith communities south and southwest of Boston.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, please visit www.sshabitat.org, or follow us www.facebook.com/habitat or at twitter @SSHabitat.