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PORTER COUNTY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION RAFFLE LICENSE NO:148806 Ta k e a c Take h a nacchance e o n aon a new home, new home, help Those in need Through help Those in need Through hBA ShAReity h B A Sh AR e RAffle ity R A ffle Want a new home and the chance to help others less fortunate? The SHAREity Raffle gives you the chance, offering more than $270,000 in cash and prizes. And the proceeds go to five local charitable organizations. “Buying a ticket gives you the chance to win $250,000 toward a new home, or $150,000 in cash,” said Eddie Castellanos, executive officer of the Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana, the organization hosting the raffle. • 1st Prize is a choice of $250,000 toward any 2019 Parade of Homes featured house, a $200,000 voucher toward a Parade of Homes builder to build a custom home at an agreed upon Northwest Indiana location, or $150,000 in cash. • 2nd Prize is $10,000 in cash or a new car. • 3rd Prize is $5,000 cash. • Prizes 4 through 10 are $1,000 cash each. Tickets cost $125 each. You must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket. “The odds of winning are better than winning the lottery as well as a getting a chance to help support key Northwest Indiana charity organizations,” said Castellans, citing the chances of winning at an estimated 1 in 500. The SHAREity Raffle is one of Northwest Indiana’s biggest charity raffles to date. “Right now, dozens of people in our community have no place to live—including adults who go to work every day and kids who go to school,” said Lisa Franko, development officer of Housing Opportunities, a nonprofit that resolves and prevents homelessness in Porter and LaPorte Counties and one of the organizations benefiting from the raffle. “Some of our clients are professionals with college degrees who’ve hit hard times. Some clients are not able to work due to crisis or disability. One in 3 is a child. Housing challenges can affect people of any gender, age, or socioeconomic status. We believe a safe, secure home is the foundation of growth and independence— the first step on the road to self-sufficiency. “ The others charities beneficiaries are: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater northwest indiana The clubs and staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana guide youth, ages 5 to 18, in reaching their full potential through academic preparedness, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. The organization comprises 10 clubs and 11 before and after-school Kidstop Sites in schools. Open until 7 p.m. after school and with extended hours during school breaks, vacation and offering specialized programming, the clubs welcome all youth. Fee is $35 per child annually. habitat for humanity of nwi Habitat for Humanity builds a decent, affordable, energyefficient home for a partner family. Habitat provides strength and stability through permanent shelter as well as the tools for a family to break the cycle of poverty, including performing 300 “sweat equity” hours working on the home and financial literacy classes on the importance of an emergency fund and checking and savings accounts. opportunity enterprises Opportunity Enterprises provides children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cognitive delays, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), severe physical and mental disabilities, Alzheimer’s, dementia, loss of limbs and other delays and disabilities a supportive environment where they can learn, increase their skills, and reach their maximum potential. Its staff works one-on-one with each client and his or her family to develop a comprehensive plan for care, support and growth that ensures progress year after year. St. Jude house Since 1995, the family violence prevention center and shelter sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago has provided comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. Shelter services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. St. Jude House also maintains a 24-hour line at 800-254-1286 to discuss resources or to get answers to your questions. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological actions in any relationship used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. “As our community works together to resolve homelessness where we live; everyone benefits,” said Castellanos. “It’s an amazing opportunity to help these five charity organizations. The Home Builders Association of NWI is both proud and thrilled to be part of making our community a better place to live.” Raffle tickets are on sale, with the drawing taking place this fall at the HBA Festival Parade of Homes event at the DoubleTree Lake Estates in Crown Point. “We’re taking advantage of social media, and we hope people like us on Facebook as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram for drawing info, events, giveaways, house photos, additional details and much more and also to help get the word out,” says Castellanos. “Also, on the 15th of each month, The Times Media Co. is sponsoring a chance to win a complimentary SHAREity Raffle ticket. Just like, ‘share’ and tag a SHAREity Raffle post on Facebook and you will be entered into the drawing. It’s as easy as that. Instead of taking your money to the casino, invest it in a SHAREity Raffle ticket. Even if you don’t win, you can feel good knowing that your donation went to someone in need.” to purchase a ticket Register online, by mail, by phone, in person (locations listed on website) To enter the Facebook drawing, visit, or call 219-464-2944 Cost: $125 per ticket. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a ticket (rules and regulations listed online) FYI: Visit as well as Facebook (Facebook. com/shareityraffle), Twitter (@ShareityR) and Instagram ( for updated drawing info, events, giveaways, prize info and additional details. PAID ADVERTORIAL

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