Local Artists raise over $28,500 to help Habitat for Humanity Victoria Open Doors for families!
Eighty-nine completed works of art, created on doors of all shapes and sizes from the Habitat ReStore went up for auction and raised more than $28,500 to help Habitat for Humanity Victoria build more homes for families in need of a safe and decent place to call home.
Open a door to a brighter future, Habitat Victoria’s first online charity art auction, attracted bids from across Canada with several pieces going for more than $1,000 each. Bidding was fast and furious in the final hour as art lovers vied to take home their favourite piece.
“This was our first online auction and I am so pleased we were able to raise these funds. We look forward to creating more opportunites like this in the future,” commented Kelly King, Director of Communications & Giving at Habitat Victoria.
Habitat Victoria would like to extend their thanks to all of the participating artists, presenting sponsor Pemberton Holmes and media partners; Used Victoria, Island Granparent, CTV, CFAX and Virgin Radio for helping to make this event such a success.
“We have all been finding new ways to connect and support each other in the last year. These artists helped us to visualize the network that holds us all together through their vision of a brighter future. By giving their time and talent to help families in the local community, their art has become a building block for our next community project,” said Yolanda Meijer, CEO of Habitat Victoria.
Winning Bidders will be contacted regarding next steps on Tuesday June 15, 2021 when payment processing will be made available.
Winning bidders will be notified directly by email. Payment can be accepted by credit card or cheque. Please follow the link button below for your preferred option. Payment must be received by June 21, 2021.
Thank you to all the local artists have poured their talent and skill into a stellar collection of original artwork in support of Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s affordable homeownership program!
A door represents transition as we move through our lives, opening up new possibilities and opportunities along the way. For local families in need of an affordable home where they live and work, Habitat can be the key to a new beginning.
Habitat Victoria and presenting sponsor Pemberton Holmes, the largest and longest established independent real estate brokerage on Vancouver Island would like to offer you a unique opportunity to own an original artwork and help open new doors for families, as local artists imagine a brighter future for us all.
There is something for everyone, given the breathtaking range of materials, skills, and styles in the 89 pieces being auctioned! Funds raised go directly towards building affordable homes for local families in need of a hand-up.
Thank you for bidding!