If you are in the Boston area, please come on out to a fundraiser to support the
on Thursday November 1st.
The North Shore Association of Realtors has partnered with the Coalition to create a fun evening event that will include food and drinks and a one hour "furniture challenge" where 3 design groups
(including yours truly) will be creating a room out of items from the Furniture Bank.
There will also be many custom redesigned pieces up for raffle.
Designers participating include Paula Gaull of New Leaf Redesign,
AJ Jaffe of Pure and simple HOME,
Julie Richard of Shelter Interior Design, and Phyllis Tracy of Phyllis Tracy Interiors.
This event is to raise funds and awareness for the Furniture Bank,
which collects your used or unwanted furniture and household items
to be given to families and people transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing.
It is a brilliant cause that helps create the feeling of home, something many of us take for granted.
"The Furniture Bank works very similarly to the food bank concept. It solicits donations of beds, couches, chairs, tables, and other household essentials; picks them up at no charge to the donor; and distributes them free of cost to those in need. The Coalition’s Furniture Bank is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation and in Massachusetts. The program operates from its 40,000 square foot warehouse 20 minutes outside of metropolitan Boston. During the year, on average over $3.5 million dollars worth of furniture and household goods are collected and distributed to thousands of households making the transition out of homelessness. "
So here are the details:
What: An Inspiring Repurposed Furniture Challenge & Reception
When: Thursday, November 1st 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Furniture Bank Warehouse
15 Bubier Street, Lynn MA
How: Event Tickets available here for $20
(all proceeds go to the Furniture Bank)
How else can you help?
Please come out and say hello! I would love to meet you.
I'll be busy over the next week and a half painting and transforming this lot of furniture
into a (hopefully) fabulous "mystery" room...