Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North online auction set to launch

Brando Construction co-owners Brandon and Lucia Little have stepped up to be the main sponsors of the Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North #BidToBuild online auction. Photo supplied

What started as a way to engage the community during the pandemic has turned into one of Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North’s largest fundraising initiatives.

The fifth annual Habitat VIN #BidtoBuild Online Auction, which raises funds to build safe and affordable homes with local families, will officially launch online on June 10 and run until June 19.

“Last year alone, the auction raised an incredible $36,000, thanks to the generosity of our supporters,” said Stefano Tromba, director of fundraising and communications for Habitat VIN. “The success of our ‘Bid to Build’ auction is due solely to the generosity of our local community business owners and individuals who have stepped up. Their participation by donating items and sponsoring our efforts helps our mission to build safe, affordable homes; we are immensely grateful for that support to make this event a success.”

The initiative, sponsored by Brando Construction, features participants the opportunity to bid on more than 150 items, including WestJet Gift of Flight, BC Lions tickets, luxury experiences, getaways, and much more all generously donated by local businesses and professionals.

“Brando Construction is proud to support Habitat for Humanity. Through fantastic opportunities like the Bid to Build Charity Auction, we can meaningfully contribute to the prosperity of our communities,” said Brando Construction co-owner Brandon Little.

Proceeds from #BidtoBuild 2024 will support the upfront development costs for Habitat’s upcoming project at 461 Hilchey Rd. in Campbell River and refurbishments for previous Habitat homeowners’ homes, allowing us to assist more families on the Island.

For more information and to register, visit vin.habitat.ca/en/

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