Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity’s fifth annual Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser takes place at a private home in Evergreen’s Soda Creek neighborhood on Saturday, June 9, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Sprouts of Evergreen Dental Group have offered their home for the event, which will raise funds for two Habitat families selected for a duplex home.
All proceeds will go toward construction costs of the home in Kittredge for the Canelos and Rainey-Nickols families. The family members have made a commitment to contribute 250 hours of sweat equity to their homes. Additional financial resources are needed to build the duplex-style home, in addition to funds that partners in the project are contributing.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has pledged $92,000, and the American Institute of Architects for Colorado is offering $84,000 in addition to the design for the project, which the organization contributed.
Denver’s Alan Ford Architects created the home design, which features durable and sustainable features. Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is also submitting this project to the international LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and working for the highest certification rating possible.
The Habitat duplex home is being built for Hazzell Canelos and her son Titus, and for Joel Rainey and Brandi Nickols and their children Aiden and Aubrie.
The Hard Hats & High Heels evening will feature hearty appetizers from local restaurants, silent-auction items, a live paddle auction, door prizes, wine pull, complimentary photos by Zuma Tim Photography, and live music by John Erlandson.
Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets are available online at www.bluesprucehabitat.org, or by calling 303-674-1127.