Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Welcome to Chair-ity!

There's no denying that I am a "bloginner"...I have never blogged before so I thought that now would be the ideal time to start! A new chapter in my life is beginning that involves getting my hands dirty, setting goals, networking, creativity, and best of all--- having the opportunity to provide funding for Wings of Hope Hospice patient care.  Read on to learn more about my new adventure...

I have always had a knack for fixing things and refinishing old pieces of furniture. When I'm not busy teaching my 4th graders, I find myself LOVING the times when I get to scoop up a super deal on furniture through Craigslist or at a garage sale and making it my own. So, I had an idea.......

For the last few years, I have had the opportunity to volunteer at a Wings of Hope Hospice benefit auction for Wings of Hope in Allegan, Michigan. I have been floored by the amount of support that people were willing to give for this wonderful cause. One of the reasons that Wings of Hope is able to provide care to anyone, regaurdless of their ability to pay if they are underinsured, is the amount of money that the community comes together and donates to them.  

Donations from people like you and I allow Hospice to give quality care to people who deserve to be comfortable during the last phase of their life. It is estimated that it costs Wings of Hope Hospice around $150 per day, per patient to cover medication . While some of their patients have insurance with hospice benefits, Wings of Hope will cover the cost of individuals who may be underinsured anyway.

Here's where Chair-ity comes into play. As a teacher, I have not been able to donate much of my salary to this wonderful cause but I think that I've figured out a way that I can help! I am taking my furniture refurbishing hobby and DONATING a portion of my profits from my furniture sales to Wings of Hope Hospice!! I am going to start with a goal of being able to donate $500 by December.

I made my first sale last night and my first customer was thrilled to be helping out our cause! Thank you to Emily L. for your Chair-ity purchase! :) :) :)

I will be posting pictures of my furniture flips and keeping updates on my progress toward my goal of $500. If you know of anyone who would like to help me, help Wings of Hope Hospice by donating furniture to Chair-ity, feel free to contact me!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun and worthy hobby, Kristen! I am going to keep my eye on your furniture crafting! I may be able to help support this wonderful cause. So excited for you!