Austin young professionals party, with proceeds going toward a house

Austin Habitat Young Professionals HYP party 2009

Last year's Austin HYP party was off-the-charts cool.

“Party for a purpose!”

Let’s face it, the only reason we party is to have fun. But if a byproduct of that is that someone gets a home — and a nonprofit gets to introduce new people to its mission — all the better.

Here’s another fact to face: Gala’s can be expensive, y’all. The last one I attended (though I didn’t pay, ahem) was $500 a couple. And then all +1,000 of us sat outside and had Tex-Mex!

Here’s what I like about the 4th Annual HYP Gala:

1. It’s on a Friday night at Mercury Hall. Not that I’ve ever been there, but this makes the dress code sound more fun than formal.

2. It’s only $85. That’s drinks, dinner, entertainment, mess-around money for you folks who don’t have to get permission from anyone to go out. You’re going to spend that anyway; why not have the money go to help a neighbor in need?

3. All proceeds go toward a house. HYP is the young professionals group for Austin’s Habitat for Humanity, which, as you know, builds people houses. So you buy a ticket, and a deserving family gets a house.

There’s also the food, the company, the venue… yes, most importantly the cause.

See more information here, then buy two tickets – one for you, one for a friend. They can pay you back and thank you later.

PS: This year, Habitat celebrates 25 years in Austin! Congratulations! Now’s a great time to learn more about Habitat and get involved.

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