TTHEmailBanner15Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley’s 11th Annual signature fundraising event of the year, A Toast to Hope, will take place at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, 12 N 7th St in Allentown on November 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Toast to Hope features food samplings of many of the up and coming area restaurants, great wine, and a silent auction, including great travel packages, fun experiences, and a unique selection of art.

Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased at-the-door. All proceeds from the event benefit the Habitat Home Building Program.

Gourmet selections include the area’s newest restaurants and long-standing restaurants alike, with 187 Rue Principale, Carmel Kitchen, Catering by Karen Hunter, Centro, The Dime, Grain., Grille 3501, The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Hook Seafood & Grille, Louie’s, Shula’s Steakhouse, and Yianni’s Taverna offering small plates at the event.

The Silent Auction features great items, including a four-night stay at the St. Ermin’s Hotel in London; golf packages at Brookside Country Club, Moselem Springs Golf Club, and Silver Creek Country Club; 4 park-hopper Disney World passes; a gift certificate for a Josh Early Candy for a year; a St. Louis Cardinals jersey; Phantoms Hockey Tickets; a Pebble Steel Smartwatch; and a stay in Cape Cod.

In addition, Habitat Lehigh Valley will feature its 3rd annual Lego Build Contest at A Toast to Hope. Local you were engaged to fundraise and support Habitat Lehigh Valley by designing and building a Lego house. The houses will be displayed at the Toast to Hope and guests will purchase tokens to vote on their favorite house design. It has been a great activity for youth to showcase their creativity while learning about the importance of affordable housing in our community.

About Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide affordable housing for hardworking low-income families. Homeowners commit to 250 hours of “sweat equity” to be eligible for a Habitat home. Partner families repay a no-interest mortgage as part of Habitat’s philosophy of giving potential homeowners a “hand up” instead of a “hand out.” Since 1989, Habitat has built and renovated over 100 homes in the Lehigh Valley and has dedicated its 100th home last year. Contact Habitat Lehigh Valley at 610-776-7737 for additional information or explore its initiatives by visiting the website at