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Castles in the Sand; Supporting the Homeless

Homes with Hope holds annual fundraiser on the beach

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Westport, CT | Added on May 10, 2014 At 09:24 PM

Homes with Hope holdings it's annual fundraiser with today with hundreds from the community coming out to build their own castles in the sand. 

"Last year we learned that we needed something down to the ground or else it will collapse."

The sun shining bright; the beach season is kicking off, as parents and kids pound and sculpt their castle creations.

 "Look at this family activity.  This is tremendous." said Selectman Jim Marpe.

Today’s event bringing in around ten thousand dollars. And its all going to the homeless here in Fairfield county.

"It's been a great fundraiser.  Not so much in raising money, but in gaining awareness.  And it's really nice it tises in castles, homes with homelessness because that's what we do," said Jeffrey Weiser. 

Hundreds participating in the fundraiser and here’s how it worked: Groups of about 5 five people, maybe more, coming to build their castle on a lot, costing either 100 dollars or 300. Not a bad bargain for beach front real estate here in Westport.

'It brings people to the beach and it teaches people on what Homes with Hope does," said Jeff Cohen.

 And of course, no fundraiser is complete without a little friendly competition. A group of judges critiquing the castles we’re seeing, later handing out nine golden shuffles to the best creations.


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