Habitat for Humanity has a famous mission that echoes on an international scale: the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live.
Two of the Habitat’s biggest supporters, former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, will be visiting Memphis from August 21-26 as part of their upcoming Carter Work Project. On the agenda for the week is Blue Prints & Blue Jeans – an intimate luncheon with former First Lady Mrs. Rosalynn Carter on August 24th at 11:30 am to provide a forum for women to discuss the challenges females face when engaging their companies in the community. Other special guests include Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam and the National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis Board President Dianne Dixon.
“Each woman who will speak at Blue Prints & Blue Jeans is incredible in her own right, but being able to hear from all of them in one setting is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we are excited to provide,” said Julie Romine, director of development and strategic alliances for Memphis Habitat.
Attendees of the luncheon, catered by Felicia Suzanne’s, will also have opportunity to see Habitat’s Center Work Project in action with a hard hat tour of the build site to learn more about Bearwater Park and the nearby community. Guests will learn the ways Habitat for Humanity equips homebuyers will the tools they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. In order to participate in the tour, guests should wear light, breathable cloting and closed-toe shoes.
Funds raised from the luncheon will go towards supporting Memphis Habitat’s continued work in Uptown and the greater Memphis area. Individual tickets for Blue Prints & Blue Jeans are $75, and tables of eight are $600. Parking for the event will be available at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, located at 913 Thomas St., Memphis TN 38107. A continuous shuttle will be available to transport guests before, during, and after the luncheon.