Habitat launches fund-raising efforts

The Emory chapter of Habitat for Humanity is raising funds to co-sponsor the building of a Habitat house with IBM and Lotus Development next February. To raise the $17,000 for Emory's share of the house, students, staff and faculty members at Emory have an active fundraising program under way with plans for a Buy-A-Nail program, an auction and a fun run.

Members of the Emory community can donate any amount of money to the Habitat project through the Buy-A-Nail program. A commemorative nail is given to each donor who gives at least $1. For donations of $25 or more, a memorial or honorarium can be designated. Tables will be set up for the Buy-A-Nail Program in front of Dobbs Center from Oct. 28-Nov. 8. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 727-7475.

The Habitat Silent Auction will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Coca Cola Commons, Dobbs Center. Items donated for the auction include Olympic souvenirs, a dinner with President Bill and JoAn Chace at Lullwater, ballet tickets, a day with University Secretary Gary Hauk, a Habitat nail apron, and other fun and food packages. Some of the items will be available at a live auction on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. in the Coca Cola Commons. For more information, call 712-8246.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Habitat for Humanity Ghost and Goblins Fun Run will be held at 10 a.m. in Lullwater Park. Awards for the best costume and a t-shirt for the first 100 runners will be presented. The event is a best-predicted- time fun run, so anyone can win. Registration is $10. For more information, call 712-8248.

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