Lily & Co. is dedicating its 12th Anniversary Celebration to Sanibel Island’s affordable housing program, Community Housing and Resources. The public is invited Friday, July 13 to enjoy Half Off Half the Store for Half the Day, as well as six chances to win a fabulous raffle prize and lunch.
The festive family-friendly afternoon is in partnership with Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s, which will serve a full lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. free of charge. Guests can savor their delectable lunch while experiencing the exquisitely handcrafted jewelry designs during the rare Half Off Half the Store for Half the Day – don’t miss a moment to add the next treasured piece of your collection.
A raffle drawing will be held every hour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with various prizes. Raffle proceeds, along with a portion of the day’s proceeds, will benefit CHR.
The non-profit organization was founded in 1979 to address the growing need for affordable housing in the Sanibel community. In 1983, an ordinance was passed by the City which established the Affordable Housing Program and CHR was designated as the city’s housing foundation.
“Our community benefits from affordable housing in many ways, but social and economic diversity is a priority for Sanibel and part of the Sanibel Plan,” said CHR Board President Richard Johnson, owner of Sanibel Catering Co.
Today, CHR owns 88 housing units at various locations on Sanibel, including 74 rental properties – one of which is a 12-unit complex just for senior citizens – and 14 Limited Equity Ownership homes through the Coast and Islands Community Land Trust.
““We appreciate Lily & Company’s commitment to the community over these past 12 years and are delighted to be included in this celebration,” said CHR Executive Director Melissa Rice, who will be attending along with other CHR representatives.
The 12th Anniversary Celebration will conclude at 4 p.m. with a Champagne and cake-cutting ceremony. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase from July 5-13 at Lily & Co., 520 Tarpon Bay Rd.; CHR, 2401 Library Way; or at Bailey’s General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for six.
“It has been an incredible journey and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our terrific community,” said Dan Schuyler, owner of Lily & Co. with Realtor Karen Bell. “This celebration is our way of showing our gratitude to the community and give back in a meaningful way – through CHR.”
Those who are unable to attend the 12th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, July 13, or purchase raffle tickets can make a donation to CHR on Lily & Co.’s Facebook page.