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Memphis Habitat Kicks Off New Year with New Venue for Tool Box Bash – Crosstown Concourse

Silent auction, delicious food and great tunes at Jan. 19 charitable event

MEMPHIS, TENN. (Jan. 2, 2018)Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis today announced that ticket sales are open for the 2018 Tool Box Bash presented by Valero Memphis Refinery. The event will take place Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 from 7 to 10 p.m. and has moved to a new venue – Crosstown Concourse, located at 1350 Concourse Avenue in Midtown.

Larry Springfield and The Sugar Daddies will entertain event goers as they enjoy food from Heart & Soul Catering, dessert from Area 51 Ice Cream and beverages from Diamond Bear Brewing terra Vineyard & Wines of SomervilleOld Millington Vineyard and Winery, and The Stellar Cellar Wine & Spirits. The silent auction will feature an assortment of items ranging from local experiences, unique packages and fun getaways. Auction items include tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Train; a brand new Gibson Les Paul guitar with lessons at School of Rock Germantown; a Nashville weekend getaway; a suite at AutoZone Park to see the Memphis Redbirds; a St. Louis getaway package with St. Louis Cardinals tickets; a brewery tour for 8 at New Belgium Brewery in Asheville, N.C. and more.

Tool Box Bash also features a unique “Fund-A-Need” auction, which raises funds for a specific project or event each year. The 2018 Fund-A-Need will raise funds for the Memphis Habitat Family Reunion, which will bring people served by Memphis Habitat’s affordable mortgage, Neighborhood Revitalization and Aging in Place programs – now more than 800 local families – together in 2018 as part of the organization’s 35th anniversary. Fund-A-Need donations are 100% tax-deductible.

“The board of directors and staff at Memphis Habitat invite the community to join us for the first party of the new year – and of Memphis Habitat’s 35th anniversary – the Tool Box Bash! With an exciting new location, an auction filled with experience packages, delicious refreshments and great entertainment, there truly is something for everyone,” said Dwayne Spencer, president & CEO of Memphis Habitat. “We want to thank our sponsors for helping make Tool Box Bash possible and encourage all of our neighbors in the Memphis area to join us for a good time in support of a great cause on Jan. 19!”

All proceeds from the Tool Box Bash go to support Memphis Habitat’s work – helping Memphis area residents to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, including new home construction, revitalization work and Aging in Place home modifications.

Individual tickets are available online until Jan. 18 for $75 each or $100 at the door. Tickets for couples are available online until Jan. 18 for $125 per pair or $200 per pair at the door. Reserved tables for eight are available for $800, but quantities are limited. Tickets and tables may be purchased at or by calling Volunteer & Events Coordinator Bailey Jones at (901) 322-3535.

Tool Box Bash is sponsored by Valero Memphis RefineryAutoZoneBank of Bartlett, SunTrust BankArea 51 Ice Creamde terra Vineyard & Wines of Somerville, Diamond Bear Brewing Co.Heart & Soul Catering by Michael Francis, Larry Springfield and The Sugar Daddies, Mahaffey Tent & Event RentalsOld Millington Vineyard and Winery, and The Stellar Cellar Wine & Spirits.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction, rehabilitation projects and Aging in Place accessibility and mobility modifications for seniors. Since 1983, Memphis Habitat has helped more than 490 first-time homebuyers secure affordable mortgages and completed rehabilitation and home modification projects in partnership with more than 350 local homeowners, helping them achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information, visit

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Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at 12:00 PM
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