A new blogging friend, The Tall Chick, volunteers with a local furniture donation project/program.
In her words, "I'm involved with marketing efforts for a local non-profit charity called The Green Chair Project. They provide furnishings and home accessories to needy families in the Wake County area that have been referred to them by partner agencies, like The Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc. These families pay a small fee (or sometimes they're sponsored by someone) and in turn they receive coordinated, gently used items to furnish their homes. Most of these people are coming from very difficult situations, like homelessness or abusive relationships, and receiving these items are just part of their rehabilitation process. The goal is to really empower them by providing beautiful items to them in a store-like shopping experience. It's not meant to make them feel like they're getting someone else's seconds, and the furniture really is beautiful and in GREAT condition.... And I can tell you from experience that The Green Chair Project's showroom is nearly identical to a regular furniture store. Very impressive."
The charity is moving to a bigger, better location on November 1st, and it will be impossible for them to move all of the furniture and accessories in their warehouse.
**this is where you come in. . .**
They are going to be having a moving sale on October 6, 7 and 8. But, on the night of the 6th, they're having an exclusive preview sale. For a $10 donation, guests will receive first dibs on TONS of beautiful furniture, plus they will have food from PieBird, wine, beer and other snacks / beverages at no-charge.
You can like them on Facebook to find out all the details.
This will be a great place to buy a few items to accessorize your home, or create and entirely new look in a certain room. And don't be afraid of furniture makeovers. . .if I can do it, you can do it.
Here are photos of a major furniture makeover I did in the past:
and. . . .After! (for all the details about this project, see this post!)
So if you have an opportunity to check our The Green Chair projects' Thursday Preview Sale, take it! You will be shopping for both your home AND a good cause! :)