We are excited to announce these incredible auction items for Hard Hats & Heels, which will be limited to a handful of premium lots. Get ready to bid generously, knowing the proceeds will go towards building the first Habitat for Humanity home in the Napa Valley!
Lot #1: The Quintessential Fishing Adventure in British Columbia for Two
There is no other destination in the Pacific Northwest that compares to the volume and variety of migrating salmon than the archipelago of Haida Gwaii. The upwelling currents and cold deep water in this region, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, are perfectly primed for baitfish, beckoning feeding frenzies and epic battles of Chinook and Coho salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish. Now the waters are beckoning you.
Pack your bags for an exclusive three-day, four-night adventure and experience world-class fishing the way nature intended. Experienced fishing guides will entertain and educate you on covered, heated fishing boats, and custom fish preparation, flash freezing, and packaging of your catch is included with your stay. After your action-packed days on the water, relax on land in a private, beachfront lodge surrounded by a rainforest and scenic views that stretch for miles. Enjoy chef-prepared meals, spot a pod of killer whales, retell fishing stories around a fire, sip cocktails in the lounge, and wake up to the sound of bald eagles calling from the surrounding Sitka Spruce trees.
This package for two includes airfare from Vancouver B.C. to Sandspit B.C. and ground transportation to the camp. More information on this once in a lifetime adventure can be found at avidsportfishing.ca
Donors: Lori Cook and Stephen Juelsgaard | Approximate Value: $9,500
Lot #2: Out of Africa, Into the Valley
Transport your mind to 1985, when Robert Redford and Meryl Streep wowed us on the silver screen in Out of Africa. Next June 17th, relive this iconic film under the stars at beautiful Tres Sabores Winery, a private, family-owned ranch.
This magical evening begins by sipping Tres Sabores wine at twilight, followed by an African-inspired cuisine catered by Chef Mari Laverne. Mari, whose impressive career includes cooking at some of the Napa Valley’s finest restaurants – Bistro Don Giovanni, Table 29, and Mustards Grill to name a few – has crafted a tantalizing East African menu including Chicken Piri Piri and Beef Samosas. Make your way to the picturesque Heritage Olive Grove for a screening of the film at dusk and cozy up with a blanket, lawn chair, and a selection of sweet treats for an unforgettable movie night under the stars.
Donors: Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity | Tres Sabores | Mari Laverne Catered Events
Buy-A-Ticket: $200 pp (limited to 60 guests)
Lot #3: Handcrafted Playhouse
Albert Einstein once said that “Play is the highest form of research” – and if this is true, then this whimsical playhouse could very well inspire the future PhDs of our valley. This charming wooden playhouse, perfectly proportioned for that special child in your life, was handcrafted by the gifted construction staff and skilled volunteers at Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity. The playhouse is 4’6″ wide, 6′ deep, and 6′ tall. Take home this unique cottage style home and bring hours of make-believe fun to the young or young-at-heart.
Donors: Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity
Approximate Value: $750
Lot #4: Fund-A-Need | The First Habitat for Humanity Home in Napa
The Napa Valley is a wonderful place to live, but decent housing is simply not attainable for many working families in our community. Did you know that more than 35,000 Napa County residents live in poverty? Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity is planning something to combat this issue. Something BIG.
Join with us to help build the first ever Habitat for Humanity home in the Napa Valley! This is a momentous step for our organization, and for our community as a whole, and tonight’s event is the catalyst to help fund this home. The two-story, 1,352-square-foot house will include 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a garage, and will be built in southeast Napa on Saratoga Drive. Groundbreaking for the home is expected to take place soon, but we can’t do it without support from people like you.
Our mission is simple: We bring people together to build decent, affordable homes and make critical repairs to existing homes in our community. Through this partnership, families are empowered by having a safe place to live and thrive. Each of our deserving homeowner families partner with us to earn their home – they are carefully vetted, help contribute at least 500 hours of sweat equity into the home, and pay a no-interest mortgage. We think of it as a hand-up, instead of a hand-out. The proven impact of home ownership is significant and widespread – not only does it eliminate stress and build stability and prosperity for the family, but it also positively impacts the local economy.
Bid generously this evening, and help make a real impact in our town, not just for one family, but for our entire community.