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I.M. Smitten Sponsors 2nd CHAIR-ity Event, a Fundraiser to Support New Reach

Trumbull, CT – On Thursday November 2nd at 6 PM, I.M. Smitten will sponsor the Connecticut Chapter of the Interior Design Society’s (IDS) second CHAIR-ity event, a fundraiser to support the NEW REACH organization, a nonprofit headquartered in New Haven with offices in Bridgeport and Norwalk. IDS hopes to raise enough money to build a community room for New Reach’s life haven shelter.

To help raise funds, this year’s event will feature over a dozen local interior designers and artists who have repurposed chairs with their custom designs for the silent auction. The evening will include a 50/50 raffle, live music by Rick Reyes, appetizers and refreshments. The Master of Ceremonies will be Jim Masters, an award-winning Television and Radio Personality.  Last years’ CHAIR-ity event was sponsored by the University of Bridgeport and funds raised supported the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. 

I.M. Smitten is an artisan furniture company headquartered in Trumbull, CT and manufactures custom made furnishings to include headboards, case goods, tables, chairs and wall décor. I.M. Smitten was purposefully established to become a haven for local Artisans and Craftsman to apply their skills. They are committed to sourcing local, producing quality furnishings and providing a pleasurable and safe environment for talented people to work and prosper.

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization comprised of more than 2,000 members. One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. Over the past several years, the CT Chapter opted to have a philanthropic reach into the community and has supported organizations to include: the Center for Family Justice, Homes for the Brave and The Forgotten Heroes. In 2016, The CT Chapter won 1st place nationally for their fundraising efforts.

New Reach inspires independence for those affected by homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and support using the most innovative and progressive methods. Their vision is that all children, families and individuals in Connecticut find a safe, secure, affordable home with the services and supports necessary to achieve a fulfilling, self-reliant life.

To learn about I.M. Smitten and their artisan furniture go to www.imsmittengallery.com

For more info about New Reach go to: www.newreach.org

For ticketshttps://nhhr.ejoinme.org/MyPages/2012WineTasting/tabid/401354/Default.aspx

To learn more about sponsorships go to: http://www.idsct.org/events/

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