The Coffee County Habitat for Humanity has constructed 16 homes so far and needs at least $50,000 to cover expenses for the next home scheduled for construction this spring.
According to Habitat board member Charlene Goolsby, the 16 homes have generate $28,000 a year, but using funds for each home requires more than the Habitat has in reserve so far.
“All of our donations are so much appreciated and we have five churches that contribute on a monthly basis,” she said. “We are a non-profit organization and with the upcoming Father-Daughter Banquet, we hope to raise more funds so that we can begin a Habitat house in the spring.”
The second annual Father-Daughter Banquet fundraiser is a unique chance to assist Habitat and provide homes for working people, but it is also a chance to celebrate a relationship between fathers and daughters in an environment of dancing, dining and provide girls from ages 4 to 17 years old a chance for an individual evening with dad.
The Coffee County Habitat for Humanity will present the second annual Father-Daughter Banquet this Friday evening, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.
Tickets for the evening are $110 for both. The first additional daughter is $30 with additional daughters $10 each. With four or more daughters, there is no additional charge.
Fundraisers such as the Father-Daughter Banquet, “go a long way in helping us to keep building homes and we are so grateful to everyone who will participate,” Goolsby said. “The money raised goes into the construction of the homes and we appreciate all donations and contributions to help provide families a home.”
For tickets to the Father-Daughter Banquet, contact Ashley Avery for reservations, (334) 208-1108.