EVENTS - What's Barbara up to?
The 2015 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HO– USE TOURS took place in Leaside, Mississauga, Creemore & Collingwood.
Barbara Nyke of NIKKA DESIGN decorated one of the six Leaside houses on the tour. See photos.
This event raised needed funds for the Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation of Canada – specifically just over $5,000.00 for Interval House in Toronto.
Interval House is Canada’s first and oldest shelter for women and children seeking refuge from violence. It has approximately 30 beds and is, unfortunately, full most of the time.
Besides offering a safe environment for moms and their children, it also provides career training to assist women trying to re-enter the work place. Counsellors assist with resumes, computer training and even a career clothing boutique!
Royal LePage has helped fund many renovations at Interval House including: a new kitchen, a new garden, new computer lab and has donated clothes to their career clothing boutique.
RLP`s staff has also cooked meals there for residents to enjoy. Photo © TorontoRealEstatePhotographer.com
In October 2015, Barbara of NIKKA DESIGN was a guest designer asked to upcycle a piece of furniture from The Furniture Bank, located in Mississauga – all towards the goal of raising money at their annual #ChairAffair Gala.
See the before and after photos below of the desk we chose for this great cause.
The Furniture Bank is a charity that provides people the opportunity to get access to complementary furnishings and accessories to help them create their new home.
Did you know that when you book a furniture pickup, you can find out if you qualify for a TAX RECEIPT? You win, FB wins and so do the people who come to FB to select furniture for their new home.
The more furniture donations Furniture Bank gets, the more homes they can furnish and lives they can empower!