“Party for a purpose!”
Let’s face it, the only reason we party is to have fun. But if a byproduct of that is that someone gets a home — and a nonprofit gets to introduce new people to its mission — all the better.
Here’s another fact to face: Gala’s can be expensive, y’all. The last one I attended (though I didn’t pay, ahem) was $500 a couple. And then all +1,000 of us sat outside and had Tex-Mex!
Here’s what I like about the 4th Annual HYP Gala:
1. It’s on a Friday night at Mercury Hall. Not that I’ve ever been there, but this makes the dress code sound more fun than formal.
2. It’s only $85. That’s drinks, dinner, entertainment, mess-around money for you folks who don’t have to get permission from anyone to go out. You’re going to spend that anyway; why not have the money go to help a neighbor in need?
3. All proceeds go toward a house. HYP is the young professionals group for Austin’s Habitat for Humanity, which, as you know, builds people houses. So you buy a ticket, and a deserving family gets a house.
There’s also the food, the company, the venue… yes, most importantly the cause.
See more information here, then buy two tickets – one for you, one for a friend. They can pay you back and thank you later.
PS: This year, Habitat celebrates 25 years in Austin! Congratulations! Now’s a great time to learn more about Habitat and get involved.