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Palindromic Groundhog Day Auction

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Click on image above to see pics of Habitat for Humanity project in Lawrence, MA.


Palindromic Groundhog Day Auction
held February 2, 2002, 6pm; MIT Museum

The MIT Club of Boston and the MIT Chapter of Habitat for Humanity are proud to announce the First Annual Groundhog Day Auction. The event will take place at the MIT Museum on February 2, 2002, and will offer an evening of casual entertainment featuring a silent auction, and much more. The MIT Museum will be open as well, lending itself to a wonderful display of MIT's history.

PARKING: On Saturday evening, there is street parking available in the vicinity of the MIT Museum. Also, there is an open MIT lot on Windsor St. which runs along one side of the Museum. The lot is just a half block from Mass. Ave. toward Main St. Finally, there is a parking garage next the University Park Hotel, a block away.

The event will highlight:

  • Catered dinner with several dinner selections
  • Refreshments including beer and wine
  • Guided museum tours
  • Performance by the "Toons" a cappella group
  • Presentation by the Chapter's President
  • Silent and Live Auctions

The on-line auction will benefit the MIT campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. In its eighth year, the MIT campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is one of the most advanced college chapters in the nation. This year, the chapter decided to sponsor their own house located in Lawrence, to be designed and built by MIT students, faculty, and alumni. To fund this project, MIT Habitat set a goal of raising $60,000, of which $35,000 has already been accomplished.

As the proceeds of the auction will go directly to MIT Habitat in order to help sponsor the MIT Habitat House, the auction will be a significant fundraising event. With your help, we hope to both continue to stride towards our ultimate goal as well as establish the foundations of MIT Alumni and the MIT Habitat for Humanity Chapter working together to better both the MIT experience and the greater Boston community.

In preparation for this event, we would greatly appreciate any donations that you have to offer. Whether it is a piece of jewelry, a few days use of a winter home, or an autographed baseball, we will gladly accept it. If you have a useful gadget lying around the house that you think someone might have a need for, we'll take that too! We are also searching for volunteers to help organize and run the auction, especially people with experience in this area. If you have something to donate, or would like to help out in the planning and running of the event, please contact the Auction Committee at auction@mit.edu, or at (617) 947-5110. Thanks for your support!

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