Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley press release:
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley and Zingerman’s Roadhouse partner with local artist to raise funds for families in need
ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley will partner with Zingerman’s Roadhouse and local artist Suellen Parker of Case Island Glass to raise money for and awareness about the issue of affordable homeownership in our community beginning Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Three plate designs available while supplies last.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse is excited to offer the opportunity to dine at their restaurant and purchase a dessert delivered on a Case Island Glass custom plate that customers will get to take home. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley and will go to work immediately to assist with their homeownership program, helping local families become homeowners. This exclusive opportunity to purchase a dessert and receive a unique work of art for $50 to support your local Habitat will begin Thursday, February 12, 2015 and will continue until supplies last. Parker will donate 500 of her original “glass-fused” plates that are food and heat safe, with three different designs to choose from (photos of plates included). Parker’s work has been featured at the Art Institute of Chicago and Smithsonian Magazine, in addition to other well-known art fairs. The goal is to sell all 500 plates and raise enough funds to renovate a home in Washtenaw County this year.
Sarah Stanton, Executive Director for Habitat says, “Suellen’s work is well known and her work is beautiful. We did a similar fundraiser a few years back, and we immediately thought of approaching Zingerman’s Roadhouse as a partner in the fundraiser this year. When we met with the leadership at Zingerman’s Roadhouse and described the possible project, they were immediately on board to raising money to help families in need in our community.”
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley will renovate 18 homes for 18 families in need this year, in addition to helping hundreds of families through their various Home Improvement Programs. The need for affordable homeownership in Washtenaw County is greater than ever before, and Habitat is grateful for partners like Zingerman’s Roadhouse and Case Island Glass who go above and beyond to help families right here in our community.
To make a reservation at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, please visit www.zingermansroadhouse.com or call 734-663-3663 (FOOD) for more information.
About Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Established in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley’s (HHHV) mission is to enrich our whole community through a legacy of affordable homeownership for low-income families. HHHV has built or renovated over 160 homes in Washtenaw County. Habitat homeowners qualify for an interest-free mortgage from Habitat, make a $1,000 down payment, and put in at least 250 hours (per adult household member) of “sweat equity” building their home. Habitat has expanded by launching a Home Improvement Program to offer programs such as Refrigerator Replacement, Furnace Test and Tune, Critical Repair and Weatherization, Exterior Home Improvement Projects, and a Veterans Program. This fiscal year (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) HHHV will renovate 18 homes and offer Home Improvement Programs to hundreds of low-income families in already targeted neighborhoods. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit www.h4h.org.
Sarah Stanton, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
About Suellen Parker of Case Island Glass
Suellen Parker, holder of a degree in art from Boston College and owner of Case Island Glass, LLC, creates her pieces by a process known as “glass fusing”. The process involves heating carefully sized pieces of glass with the same COE to high temperatures, causing the pieces to melt or “fuse” together. Each piece is handmade and fused, often involving several separate firings. Parker’s work has been featured at the Art Institute of Chicago and Smithsonian Magazine, in addition to other well-known art fairs. To learn more, visit caseislandglass.weebly.com.