Silent Auction is OPEN
Virtual Event Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm
This unique event showcases the teamwork and creativity of prominent local artists and designers who take inspiration from our Philadelphia Furniture Bank to create original works of art, some of which are repurposed and reimagined chairs. The works of art are auctioned at the event, which also includes food, drinks, and a raffle for a chance at winning gift certificates and other unique experiences.
Please contact Valerie Johnson, Director of Institutional Advancement, with any questions.
By supporting the Chair Affair, you are generously helping individuals and families in deep poverty who are moving out of homelessness to receive much needed furniture. Your support will enable us to furnish the homes of more than 1,000 families this year (a figure that has doubled in the last year), which creates the stability and dignity that everyone deserves.
All funds raised through the Chair Affair benefit the Philadelphia Furniture Bank, which opened in 2014 with the belief that no child should sleep on the floor, no family should be without a dinner table, and everyone should have a place to store clothes and treasured belongings. The Philadelphia Furniture Bank supports individuals and families exiting homelessness, youth aging out of foster care, victims of domestic violence, and other populations that struggle with homelessness and housing insecurity.
Pathways partners with more than 40 local social service agencies to provide furniture to individuals and families for a small fee. Each participant schedules a time to visit the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and works with a personal shopper to pick out their pieces. Delivery service is available to those who do not have other means of transportation, though many partner agencies provide transportation for their participants.