Worthy Causes

By Dave Fratello | November 23rd, 2007
Next weekend is the Holiday Homes Tour organized by the Sandpipers, a local charity.

Four MB homes are on display (click here for the list w/ pics), one in the Hill Section, one on Martyrs Hill in the Trees, one on a South End walkstreet and one that you have surely admired before when visiting Sand Dune Park, a classically styled home at the end of 31st St. abutting a large park lawn. (The pic here is of the Martyrs Hill home, open Saturday only.)

Each home will have new and extra decor and holiday trimmings sponsored by area vendors. The tour is great, it's for a good cause, and you might just find a photographer, artist or designer to help you fill a need at home.

To order tickets online ($20 each, plus a meager $1 online fee – beats $25 at the door), click here to go to the Sandpipers' order page.

Who are the Sandpipers and what do they do? Click here for more.

Of course, in this season, we cannot forget that there are many people who need a lot more than a good designer.

Michael Locke is a local boy who was hit by an SUV while biking in late August. After weeks of hospitalization, he's home, but will need continuing rehabilitation. Friends and family have set up the "Michael Be Strong" website to raise funds to help with his recovery. To learn more and to contribute, please click the link above or here.

The recent California wildfires are no longer in our faces, but the thousands of families who lost homes are very much in need now. There are several options for helping them out, but the gold standard remains the Red Cross, whose California Wildfire Relief page is here.

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