GREATER TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - A change in venue and a new theme
proved to be successful for the Building Industry and Land Development
Association's (BILD) fourth annual Party for Humanity, which raised
more than $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
The event was attended by more than 450 industry professionals, who
arrived at the Warehouse in Downsview Park dressed in their favourite
white pieces - in accordance with the Party's "White Out" theme.
Fundraising efforts were aided by a silent auction, raffle and a
"wardrobe tax" for those whose attire lacked the mandatory white piece.
"This event has been a tremendous success in each of its first three
years, but we chose to think outside the box this year and try
something different," explained BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey.
"Our team is always thinking of new, creative ways to raise money for
our community partner Habitat for Humanity Toronto, and this event is
yet another example of how committed this industry is to giving back
to the community."
BILD's Party for Humanity is one of four major fundraisers for Habitat
for Humanity Toronto. The Association has supported the charity since
2003 and has since raised more than $535,000 toward its goal of
building affordable homes for low-income families.
In addition to raising money, the event celebrated the leadership of
Paul Golini, who concludes his two-year term as Chair of the
Association at the end of the 2012.
"People often ask me where I get the energy to do this, and I tell them
that it is all about passion - passion for the industry, this
association and the people within it," Golini told the crowd before
thanking his wife and family for their support during his term. "It's
really been a remarkable couple of years for me and I thank you all
BILD would like to thank all of the event sponsors, volunteers and
participants and congratulate everyone involved in making it a highly
successful event. For more information, including event photos, visit
the official blog at bildblogs.ca, find bildgta on Facebook or follow @bildgta on Twitter.
With more than 1,375 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the
Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development
Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building
and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD
is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders'
SOURCE: Building Industry and Land Development Association