A Chair for Charity

Around this time last year I refinished a bench and put it up for sale, with the aim to donate money to a charity.  I advertised the bench on my Facebook page and mentioned that the money would go to an animal shelter in the South Shore, SHAID.  The shelter is a great spot and some of my favorite fur friends came from SHAID.  When I chose the fabric for the bench, it was a total coincidence the colours I used matched those in my parent’s home.  My Mom saw the bench, texted me that she loved it…and it was sold!  Easiest sale ever. And we were able to make a good donation to the shelter. If you’d like to make a donation, either monetary or food/supplies visit here.

It was fun to refinish a piece of furniture and donate to charity. So, my plan is to do a “Chair for Charity” once or twice a year.  This year I had intended on doing it in the spring and fall.  But with the 2 month strike at work, I wasn’t able to in the spring.  But no excuses now!   I just purchased a beautiful chair and will reupholster it soon.



I’ve decided to donate towards Paws Fur Thought.  It’s an organization that pairs service dogs with Veterans and First Responders who suffer from PTSD.  The therapy and comfort that service dogs give to those with PTSD is inspiring.  There are so many people who have benefited from having service dogs.  I admire the oraganization for helping people who otherwise would have a difficult time.  I have several military members and first responders in my family and group of friends.  This service could help them at some point or their coworkers.


The organization takes donations through the Royal Canadian Legion and Mental Health Foundation of NS.  If anyone would like to make a donation to Paws Fur Thought, please click on one of the following links or contact your local branches.  (Mention the donation is for Paws Fur Thought).



I will be back soon with an update on the chair.  And hopefully be able to post the before and after….once I get some other projects finished of course.

So much to do, and not enough hours in the day for paint to dry!

Laurena 😉


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