This year’s Granville Home of Hope will be built in the Belterra community. The “Sofie” model is one of the models in that community. Image via Granville Homes
Written by Donald A. Promnitz
Two more nonprofits have been added to the list for the Granville Home of Hope drawing – the homebuilder’s effort to help the underserved in the Fresno community.
According to Veronique Parker, marketing coordinator for Granville Homes, the Home of Hope has raised more than $5.2 million for local nonprofits since its inception in 2006. Every year, Granville raffles off a new home, with the proceeds going to causes selected by the company’s sponsorship committee. The new, 1,800-square-foot house is located in the Belterra gated community on Fowler and Shields avenues, and features furnishings provided by the Macy’s Furniture Gallery.
Nine nonprofits will benefit from Home of Hope, including the two added this year: Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency, an organization that works with Child Protective Services to give provisions and temporary shelter to abused and neglected children (while helping them find guardians); and Prescription Abusers in Need (P.A.I.N.), a group that aids people in overcoming abuse of opioids and other substances while raising awareness of the crisis.
“We saw the need that both of these nonprofits have and bring to the community to heal those who really need the hope,” Parker said. “And the goal essentially of the Granville Home of Hope is to shed a light on local nonprofits that are serving the less fortunate in our community.”
Parker added that the committee was attracted by the two organizations’ small size and up-and-coming status, and hoped to provide them with the resources needed to further grow and extend their services and missions.
“It’s a big, big deal for a small nonprofit like ours, and to be able to have this opportunity was overwhelming,” said Lisa Casarez, founder and director of Angels of Grace. “We were very blessed.”
Tickets are being sold for $100 each, while the Lexus Bundle is being sold for $200. This gives the buyer two chances to win the house and to enter a raffle to win a 24-month lease on a 2019 Lexus UX. The drawing day for the house is May 1 and on April 24, Granville will hold a 24-hour telethon on KSEE-24, where the drawing for the car will be held.