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Anniversary celebration at Lily & Co. Jewelers to benefit CHR

June 29, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Lily & Co. will host its 12th Anniversary Celebration on July 13, with the raffle proceeds and portion of its day's proceeds to benefit Community Housing & Resources on Sanibel.

It will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a raffle drawing held hourly for various prizes.

In partnership with Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's, a free full lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, Lily & Co. will be offering Half Off Half the Store for Half the Day.

The celebration will conclude with a champagne and cake-cutting ceremony.

"It has been an incredible journey and we couldn't have done it without the support of our terrific community," Dan Schuyler, owner of Lily & Co. with Karen Bell, said. "This celebration is our way of showing our gratitude to the community and give back in a meaningful way - through CHR."

The non-profit organization was founded in 1979 to address a growing need for affordable housing. In 1983, the city passed an ordinance that established the Affordable Housing Program and CHR was designated as the city's housing foundation.

"Our community benefits from affordable housing in many ways, but social and economic diversity is a priority for Sanibel and part of the Sanibel Plan," CHR Board President Richard Johnson said.

Today, CHR owns 88 housing units at various locations, including 74 rental properties - one of which is a 12-unit complex for senior citizens - and 14 Limited Equity Ownership homes through the Coast and Islands Community Land Trust.

"We appreciate Lily & Company's commitment to the community over these past 12 years and are delighted to be included in this celebration," CHR Executive Director Melissa Rice said.

The raffle tickets are $5 each or $25 for six tickets. They are available for purchase at Lily & Co.; CHR, at 2401 Library Way; and Bailey's General Store, at 2477 Periwinkle Way.

Those unable to attend can make a donation to CHR via Lily & Co.'s Facebook page.

Lily & Co. is at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.



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