Fortino Winery Luncheon on Thursday Benefits Habitat for Humanity

Coldwell Banker hopes to raise $3,600 for the Silicon Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity on August 25.

On Saturday Aug. 6, Silicon Valley’s Habitat for Humanity unveiled their latest accomplishment at a ribbon cutting ceremony: six new houses constructed for low-income families in Morgan Hill.

To help the organization continue building affordable homes for ownership, Gilroy’s will be hosting their 6th Annual Luncheon and Party on Thursday, August 25 from 12 pm to 2 pm. The fundraiser, which includes lunch by The Westside Grill, will take place at the in Gilroy.

Since Coldwell Banker began supporting Habitat for Humanity 12 years ago, they have raised more than $2.1 million, and aided in the construction of 159 Habitat homes in Northern California, said Toni Morris, a senior office assistant for Coldwell Banker in Gilroy.

This year, the Gilroy office aims to raise $3,600, said Morris. Alongside other Northern California Coldwell Bankers, the office raised $105,000 for 10 Northern California chapters in 2010.

The event will also include live guitar music by the local Jeff Strametz, wine tasting, and a raffle replete with prizes for both children and adults.

Over 40 silent auction items have already been lined up, including a gas powered weed whacker by C&N Tractor, a large kids’ wood playhouse by Habitat for Humanity, and membership to Snap Fitness in Gilroy.

The event costs $15 in advance and $20 at the door. RSVP and pay by August 22 by contacting Diane Baty at 408.848.7930 or diane.baty@cbnorcal.com or Morris at attoni.morris@cbnorcal.com.

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