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EVENTS - What's Barbara up to?

Volunteering & Donating to The Furniture Bank, Etobicoke

Barbara Nyke of NIKKA DESIGN was a guest designer asked to upcycle a piece of furniture from The Furniture Bank, to help raise fundraise for its annual Chair Affair.

The Furniture Bank
is a registered charity that provides people in need the opportunity to get access to donated furnishings and accessories to help them create their new home.

The more furniture donations Furniture Bank gets, the more homes they can furnish and lives they can empower. Last year, over 10,000 individuals received help from The Furniture Bank.

Did you know that when you book a furniture pickup, you’d likely 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 redesign of this wingback chair was a joy to do. We chose gorgeous embroidered fabric with a complementary lush velvet for the back and we adorned the legs with a beautiful glass tile with a shape that mimics the fabric pattern.

We also redesigned and refurbished the vintage 50’s era map desk for another Chair Affair a couple of years ago. See the before and after photos below of the desk we chose for this great cause.



The Christmas Holiday House Tours took place in Leaside, Mississauga, Creemore & Collingwood.

Barbara Nyke of NIKKA DESIGN decorated one of the six Leaside houses on the tour.
This event raised over $5,000.00 for Interval House in Toronto, by the Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation of Canada.

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.
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