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Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 12:45 am

Citing the need, now more than ever, for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys is holding its 16th annual cocktail party fundraiser on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

With a “Seaquins and Sandals” theme, the event is being held at the Florida Keys Conference Center, Islander Resort, Islamorada, mile marker 82. All proceeds remain in the Upper Keys and are used for construction of homes for qualifying families.  

“There’s a dire need for affordable housing in the Keys, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma,” according to Jack Niedbalski, executive director of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

“Our concept is a model for affordable housing. Our building costs are lower due to generous donations from the community, allowing us to sell to qualified, low to moderate income families using a 30-year, interest-free loan. We are only part of the solution to solve this crisis in the Keys, and we need

continued community support to provide housing to those in need.”

The cocktail party will offer food stations, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and live music. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on live and silent auctions, featuring over $100,000 in premier concert tickets, trips, art, shopping sprees, boating and fishing items, and much more.

Following the auctions there will be DJ dancing and dessert under the stars on the patio overlooking the ocean.

“Seaquins and Sandals” means a casual flair for the evening-- wear your favorite sandals and best beach bling.

Tickets for the cocktail party are $250 per couple or $150 per person. There are also a limited amount of VIP tickets for $250 per person that provides a pre-cocktail party reception at 5:30 pm featuring premier wine tasting paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres and VIP parking. Tickets may be purchased online at www.HabitatUpperKeys.org/Events. For information call 305-453-0050. 

Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys has set a goal to “Build 50” homes. Since its inception, it has built 33. Join HFHUK at the “Seaquins and Sandals” cocktail party to help reach the goal to “Build 50” and provide additional

families the opportunity to buy an affordable home in the Upper Keys.

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