Every nonprofit has to host fundraising events. But, not every nonprofit gets creative with their fundraising events to attract new people who will hopefully turn into volunteers and supporters in the future.
Habitat for Humanity Detroit is one of the smart organizations that figured out how to have a super fun and unique fundraising event – Red Carpet Bash Detroit. I’m proud to serve as a social media ambassador for this event for the second time in three years (I would have last year if I hadn’t just had the #littlebabies!).
The primary purpose of the event is to honor the volunteers of Habitat Detroit who do on-site construction, non-construction or work in the stores. The Habitat team decided to turn it into an Oscar night party to broaden their reach and to introduce the organization to others who may not be as familiar with Habitat Detroit, but want to get glammed to support a good cause.
The money raised from this event supports Habitat’s mission to rebuild Detroit, one neighborhood at a time. The organization is investing your dollars back into the neighborhoods they’ve been building in. How can you not feel good about coming to this event?!
I had so much fun at the event two years ago. I got to stand next to a giant, golden, sparkly Oscar. Awesome photo op, right???
Me and my bestie, Andrea Pecoraro, at Red Carpet Bash Detroit 2012.
On to the details:
Date & time: Sunday, March 2 at 6 p.m.
Location: Max M. Fisher Orchestra Hall
Ticket price: $75 (regular); $350 (VIP glam pack, including limo transportation, makeup and/or hair styled at Todd’s Room in Birmingham, private champagne reception)
What can you expect at Red Carpet Bash? Well, first of all, you get to watch the Oscars in a gorgeous Detroit location. And, there will be a strolling dinner created by Forte Belanger, live entertainment, music and dancing.
There will also be some really cool celebrity guests, including Nicole Curtis from Rehab Addict on HGTV (who doesn’t love HGTV?!), Ashley Gold of Hard Core Pawn on TruTV and Matthew Richmond, fashion designer – Paper Dress Code.
Scott Bettinger, who handles marketing and promotions for Habitat Detroit, shared some other inside info with me. The live art exhibit from Matthew Richmond is going to be crazy cool. Matthew is designing two dresses made of construction materials (both dresses are copies of Oscar dresses worn by celebrities), and live models will be wearing the dresses at the event.
Additionally, there will be a silent auction with items such as The Wolf of Wall Street movie poster signed by the cast, a DJ room and live entertainment courtesy of jazz band Rare Standard.
I can’t give away too many details, but there will be a fun surprise to kick off the event that Scott promises will be a “showstopper.”
Have I sold you yet on why you should attend this event? Hope so.
Habitat Detroit has graciously offered me a pair of tickets to give away. All you have to do is send a tweet through the widget below and include the #RedCarpetBash hashtag, and you’ll be entered to win. Giveaway ends at midnight on February 26.
Best of luck, and hope to see you on the red carpet!