Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Habitat for Humanity PEI’s 2nd Annual RePurpose for a Purpose!
Our designer’s pieces made it very clear that they put a lot of time, energy, creativity, and love into each item and if you got to speak with them, it sounded like they may have had fun doing it. Some of the pieces were beautiful, some were funky, some were unrecognizable from the original pictures but ALL pieces during the auction raised money for Island families to have the opportunity of home ownership.
Check out the “Meet the Teams” page for some after photos from the event!
We had a couple of design teams that believed so much in Habitat for Humanity PEI’s mission that they wanted to come back a second year. Arnold Smith and Carter Jeffery returned from winning People’s Choice last year to Judge’s Choice this year with some amazing and detailed items. Birdmouse (Lenny and Heather Gallant) came back this year with large pieces and a unique style that kept everyone’s interest. Erika Bell and Blake Morrisey are a partner family couple from 2015 that love doing projects together and know first hand what Habitat for Humanity can do for a family. After completing the Urban Beehive Project, Brodye Chappell and his team mate Shallyn Murray looked no further for another challenge than with this event. Their sleek style and clean pieces made for another unique look. This was Tiffany Doucette and John Fraser’s first year with our challenge and they came out swinging with some of the most interesting items yet. A sewing machine light fixture and table was one of a kind. Unfortunately, Meghan Noel was not able to attend but her pieces will be ready for an online auction soon.
Special sponsors, including our wonderful venue sponsor the Confederation Centre of the Arts, helped make this event possible. The staff there went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. Thank you to all our sponsors that made donations of time, money, items, and prizes. This truly helped us pull this event off.
All funds raised from RePurpose for a Purpose Design Challenge Gala will go into building homes for the 2017 partner families. Jessica and Willy, who spoke at the event, and Cheri and Fred Fraser were in attendance. We hope that you got to speak to the families and understand the impact of what the next year will be like for these families. They will face volunteer work, mortgage payments, new skills, new friends, and a biggest move of their lives. The video of Wall Raising day that was shown on the big screen intrigued our new partner families, one almost didn’t believe it when we told him that that video was from one 8 hour day.
Our volunteers on site helped make this event run smoothly. They stepped up when we needed them to look after registration tables, the Mini Challenge, 50/50, auction sheets, set up and tear down, and more. We love our volunteers and there are so many ways to spend time with Habitat for Humanity PEI that ultimately makes a difference.