New England News: August Winner & September Charity Raffle
We are pleased to announce the second winners of our monthly charity raffle series. Throughout the month of August we sold $1 raffle tickets to benefit Dakin Humane Society The winner of the raffle receives a $300 gift certificate to Off the Map Tattoo. We had intended on picking one winner, but since the response was so great, we upped the ante and decided to give away two!
Without further adieu, the winners of the August raffle are.... Rob Cone and Viviana Moral! Congratulations! We can't wait to see what tattoos your gift certificate brings! Of course it's exciting to announce the winner, but the main focus was raising money for Dakin. We are pleased to report that with the help of our friends and clients purchasing raffle tickets, we were able to raise $923 for a wonderful organization!
We are excited to announce that Habitat For Humanity is the benefactor of our September charity raffle!
PV Habitat broke ground on our first house in Easthampton in 2014
Not only is this build our first Easthampton home, but it is also our first ever Women Build home! This means that at least 70% of the leadership and labor that goes into the home building will be done by Valley women. Following is more information about the Easthampton Women Build. We hope you will join us!
PVH Women Build mission statement: to nurture, recruit and train women to build simple, decent, healthy and affordable houses.
What is Women Build?
• The Women Build program empowers women to build Habitat for Humanity homes, enabling them to positively impact the lives of children by making homeownership a present reality for families.
• Women Build is not about excluding men; it’s about including women.
• Women are often intimidated on a “mixed” construction site; but in the comfortable environment of a Women Build site, they quickly learn construction skills.
• By planning projects where the majority of volunteers are women, Women Build involves more women in Habitat’s construction efforts, thereby increasing the number of houses Habitat can build.
• When women come together in a supportive environment, they feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem.
• More than 12 million U.S. children—one in six—are living in poverty.
• Poverty is a severe threat to children’s health, growth and potential.
• Investing in women is one of the surest routes to end poverty in the developing world. Women Builds have been completed in countries throughout the world.
• Women possess all that’s needed to affect dramatic change in their communities. Through Women Build, we can train and equip women to work more.
This is a great opportunity for you to make a donation AND have a chance to win a $300 Off the Map Tattoo gift certificate! Tickets are $1 ea. There is no limit so buy as many as you would like! You may purchase tickets in the studio or over the phone by calling us at 413-527-6574. Tickets in support of Habitat For Humanity will be sold throughout the month of September and the raffle winner will be announced October 1st. Good luck and thank you so much for your participation!