Supporting affordable homes: Street of Dreams raises funds for Habitat for Humanity |

Supporting affordable homes: Street of Dreams raises funds for Habitat for Humanity

Tracy Woodgrift and her daughters are moving into a Habitat For Humanity home.
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What: Street of Dreams 2016

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30

Where: The Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley

Info: 530-274-1951 or

Tickets: $40, available at the Book Seller, Harmony Books, The ReStore, Safeway on Sutton Way, at the Habitat office on 236 South Church St., Grass Valley, and online at

Attend the best event of the year, and support building affordable homes for hard-working families.

Street of Dreams is an evening of silent and live auctions, socializing, networking, and great food to benefit Nevada County Habitat for Humanity and build affordable homes in our community. Please join us for this special event on Sept. 30, at The Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley. This year there is more food and more seating for guests — the event is catered by Chef Antonio Ayestaran. This event sells out, so get your tickets soon.

Enjoy a plentiful buffet with such delights as a gourmet mac and cheese bar, coconut prawns, Korean roasted mini meatballs, just to name a few. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine (or beer) and take a signature wine glass sponsored by Grocery Outlet home with you. Decadent desserts and lots of other goodies complete the menu.

There are many auction items local businesses have donated for you to bid on and win while helping this important cause. Every dollar raised gets us closer to completing the next affordable home for a hardworking family. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event are designated to construction costs for homes No. 12 and 13 of the 16-home Heritage Oaks Project on Joyce Drive in Grass Valley. Habitat broke ground on home No. 12 in July this year with the Woodgrift Family.

Tracy Woodgrift and her daughters have moved 10 times since 1990. A stable home is something that they never thought they would achieve. They have been at various times homeless and living in motels, and have lived in an attic and in substandard housing because it was all they could afford. Tracy made a promise to her girls to finally establish a stable home base, and a foundation for their future. Her determination is what brought her to Habitat. While they work on their home with volunteers, her oldest daughter Karli has now begun to plan for college. In the past, she would not have considered this over her desire to be there for her mom and sister. She can now look forward to a future filled with new possibilities, instead of worry.

“As long as I can remember, we have not felt safe and secure in our housing. For the first time, we see a future of support, safety, and stability. We can’t believe it is finally happening, but we know that our future is good,” said Tracy Woodgrift.

Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at The Book Seller, Harmony Books, The ReStore, Safeway on Sutton Way, and Nevada County Habitat for Humanity Office, or online at — click on “events” tab.

To support upcoming builds, contact Nevada County Habitat for Humanity at 530-274-1951.

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