A City in Need
For me, being an active cheerleader of the Greater Cincinnati area to me means rolling up your sleeves and taking advantage of the opportunity to give back. I live, work and run my business in Cincinnati, and want our city to thrive. Shockingly, Cincinnati’s homelessness has increased over the years with Hamilton County having the third highest homeless population in Ohio. That statistic is shocking, and one of the many reasons I have chosen to be an active volunteer at the New Life Furniture Bank. Being able to say I am part of something that is so much bigger than myself and is helping to make an impact to our community at the same time makes the extra time and hours to my day more than worthwhile.
New Life Furniture Bank is located in Blue Ash, Ohio, and is a faith-based non-profit organization that serves the Greater Cincinnati area. The organization collects gently used furniture, inspects and clean it, and then delivers the items to the homes of families in need. Their mission is to distribute gently used furniture to families who are making strides to end the cycle of homelessness. In 2017, the New Life Furniture Bank delivered furniture to 851 homes, and their goal for 2019 is to deliver to 1000 homes. New Life Furniture Bank is the only nationally registered furniture bank in Southwest Ohio.
On behalf of New Life Furniture Bank, I am excited to invite you to the Summer Solstice Celebration event of 2019. The event will be held on Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. We will be celebrating the start of the summer on the longest day of the year. Get ready to celebrate this cocktail party at the historic Bell Event Centre! Join in on the fun of live music, salsa dancing demonstrations, delicious seasonal food, drinks and more! We will recognize the New Life Furniture Bank’s annual Golden Chair Award Honorees. All proceeds from this event will benefit New Life Furniture Bank’s mission “to deliver a missing piece to end the cycle of homelessness” and goal to fully furnish 1000 homes by the end of 2019. You can find more information to reserve your tickets for the event here. If you’re unable to attend but would still like to donate to this fantastic organization, you can do so here. We are excited to see you there!