Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka celebrated the joy of Christmas by hosting its first Christmas fundraising event titled “Christmas with a Cause” on 15th and 16th December 2018 at the St. Paul the Apostle Church located on Kynsey road. Christmas with a Cause was a two-day weekend event that catered to the whole family; and was made lively by the participation of over 40 vendors who sold items that ranged from food to jewellery, shoes and clothing. Under the profit-sharing model many vendors also opted to donate a portion of their proceeds towards supporting Habitat’s vision and mission in Sri Lanka. While raising funds to support Habitat’s work across Sri Lanka, this event also provided the team an opportunity to raise awareness about its work in the country throughout the past 25 years.
The event was sponsored by the generosity of Main Sponsors such as Janashakthi Insurance PLC, Hatton National Bank PLC, Stafford International School, Heritage Teas. The event was also supported by brands such as Elephant House, Coca-Cola Beverages and Rosewall Interiors. The unique event provided an opportunity for Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka to partner with Embark by hosting multiple puppy-petting sessions which were much loved by the children who attended the event.
On the 16th of December, Habitat Sri Lanka also hosted it’s very first ‘Habitat Holiday Open-Mic Night’ at The Cauldron, Colombo 05, which was a sub-event of the ‘Christmas with a Cause’ initiative. This event provided a platform for many talented young artists to take the stage and perform songs of varying genres which talked about love, faith and hope. The objective of this event was to create awareness about Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka’s work in the country among the local youth who would like to join hands with Habitat in its future activities.
A home acts as a foundation to the life of a family in need, and equips each family member with strength, stability and self-reliance. Everyone who attended and supported “Christmas with a Cause” both directly and in-directly contributed towards uplifting the lives of families in need of decent shelter across Sri Lanka.