The chance to win an Edmond “dream home” with the proceeds to benefit the HOPE Center of Edmond could be yours, said Chris Sperry, executive director of HOPE.
Catastrophic emergencies caused by disease, unemployment, child abuse, homelessness, domestic violence and divorce have been the main reasons people seek assistance at HOPE, a nonprofit agency, Sperry said. It also provides a prenatal health clinic for mothers.
The 3,000-square-foot mission style HOPE Dream Home and Parade of Homes is being made possible beginning from 5-9 p.m. Thursday when McCaleb Homes and Justice Homes present a Town Square Street Fair, a parade of homes with live music and food trucks.
There will also be a chance to win a Caribbean Island vacation. Raffle tickets are $100 a piece and participants may purchase as many as they want.
As part of HOPE’s 30th anniversary celebration, McCaleb built a new home in his new Town Square subdivsion, Sperry said.
“We are very excited and look forward to expanding our services,” Sperry said. “We’d also like to expand the number of times we can serve people and possibly even the amount we can help them with. That all depends on how many tickets we sell.”
Sperry said HOPE is excited to partner with McCaleb.
“It’s a beautiful house and a beautiful neighborhood,” Sperry said. “We’re excited to see how it turns out. It’s an adventure.”
The street tour will include five model homes. McCaleb is developing the remaining 53 lots of the second phase of Town Square off Danforth between Coltrane and Sooner, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner. Single family lots range from 6,600 square feet to 8,400 square feet, according to the City of Edmond.
This will be the first time the charitable organization has raffled a home. Sperry said she hopes the money will help sustain the number of times a year they give food to people.
Ninety-five percent of the center’s canned food items come from food drives, Sperry said. But items such as milk, fruit, cheese, meat and eggs become more expensive, she said.
HOPE Center will purchase food as the price of nutrition becomes further out of reach for families, Sperry said.