2014 Raise a Little Hellp for Habitat for Humanity

A Sweet Release...

(Halifax, NS) - Delta Barrington and Delta Halifax’s sixth annual fundraiser Raise A Little Hellp, in support of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, will take place at the Delta Halifax on Thursday, June 5th  from 6 - 10 p.m.

2014 Raise a Little HELLp Line upDonating 100 per cent of all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, this highly anticipated annual event helps provide homeownership opportunities for low income working families.

Each year, Raise A Little Hellp presents top musical talents and this year is no exception. Performers will include: JUNO award-winning musician, Amelia Curran, who continues to build her reputation as one of the most enigmatic and forceful songwriters on the scene; Atlantic Canada’s best-kept secret, rocker Adam Baldwin, who was recently special guest on Matt Mays’ 2013 cross-Canada tour; New York City based British born singer-songwriter, James Maddock, who is a fixture on the Folk and Americana circuit and three time multi-gold recording Canadian musician, Tom Wilson of the JUNO award-winning folk/rock/country group, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Lee Harvey Osmond.

“For six years, we’ve been fortunate to have great musical talent show up and play for a great cause,” said Stuart Jolliffe, Regional Vice President, Atlantic Canada, Delta Hotels and Resorts, and General Manager, Delta Halifax and Delta Barrington. “Just when you think the favour bank is empty, past musicians tell new ones what a great event this is and presto; you have the best show yet!”

Along with the incredible music line-up, the event also features the best in Nova Scotia beverages and cuisine. With food stations set up throughout the event, offering enticing local and regional cuisine prepared by Delta’s top chefs and spectacular culinary team, there will also be an extensive selection of locally produced wine, beer and spirits.

Each year, attendees delight in the silent auction, which offers trips to some of Canada’s best travel destinations, concert and festival tickets, music memorabilia, golf getaways, wine tours, and other one-of-a-kind, ‘must have’ items.

winnerDelta Barrington and Delta Halifax hotels were recently honoured with the 2013 Community Service Award at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s Canadian Tourism Awards for their outstanding commitment, leadership and engagement for the work they accomplished with Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia since 2009. The hotels also received the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group Award through the Nova Scotia Association of Fundraising Professionals and the 2013 Community Service Award from the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia. Both awards were in recognition of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

logo“In partnership with Habitat, we’ve built five homes, purchased land for four sets of duplexes, retrofitted a men’s shelter and raised more than $450,000.00 over five years,” said Jolliffe. “Five years and $450,000.00 seemed like a substantial milestone that simply created energy for the future. I’m excited about 2014, 95,000 may be our goal but 100,000 plus is our expectation for more houses for more well deserving Nova Scotians.”

Tickets for Raise A Little Hellp are $150.00 per person (including tax) and are available now by calling (902) 492-6419 / 1-877-535-6444 or online at the event’s new website: raisealittlehellp.com. Space is limited. Tax receipts in the amount of $100.00 will be provided from the purchase of a $150.00 ticket.Doors open at 6 p.m. and event starts at 7 p.m.

This event is restricted to ages 19 and older.The Raise a Little Hellp event is part of Delta Helps, the chain’s corporate social responsibility program which includes a national charitable partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada.

For more information, visit: deltahotels.com/en/about/corporate-social-responsibility.For complete event information, visit: www.raisealittlehellp.com

deltaAbout Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 39 full-service, city centre and airport hotels and resorts. Widely regarded as Canada’s “brand of choice” by guests and owners, Delta also distinguishes itself as an exemplary employer. It is the only hotel company to have been recognized for its sustained focus on business excellence by the prestigious Excellence Canada with three Canada Awards for Excellence. The hospitality company has also consistently ranked as one of the country’s 50 Best Employers for 14 years, and has been named to the Green 30 since 2010. As well, its national sustainability program, Delta Greens is the most comprehensive and ambitious in the hospitality industry touching on every aspect of the hotel business. Delta’s Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the communities it serves through a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating program, and work with various other charitable groups. Delta Hotels and Resorts is privately owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.For more information, please visit www.deltahotels.com.

logo_Habitat_for_HumanityAbout Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is a community-based, not-for-profit, volunteer organization focused on providing affordable, decent home ownership opportunities for low income working Nova Scotia families. The Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia affiliate was established in 1992 by a group of dedicated volunteers. Since that time, 42 Habitat homes have been built in Nova Scotia, housing over 150 men, women and children: 35 built in HRM, four on the South Shore, one in Cape Breton and two in the Annapolis Valley. For more information on Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, visit: habitatns.ca.Habitat for Humanity is a community-based, not-for-profit organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live! Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.  Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide network that spans 70 countries, has built or repaired over 800,000 homes and serves more than four million people. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, visit: habitat.ca


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