Thanks for help with fundraiser

Don’t miss your chance to own a beautiful piece of upcycled furniture … and support a local charity. Reclaim It 127, in conjunction with the Seneca County Home Builders Association, is hosting an exciting new fundraiser during the 2019 Home & Living Expo. March 9, a variety of unique furniture pieces and home decor items will be on display and available to purchase. Some pieces will be part of a silent auction that will run all day and close at 8 p.m. Other pieces will be up for bid during a live auction 7-9 p.m. The event will be in the Heminger Center during the SCHBA 2019 Home & Living Expo.

The pieces in the auction have been selected by local businesses and individuals from Reclaim It’s inventory of donations. The pieces will be flipped into something newer, better or more unique. Each piece will be one-of-a-kind and all money raised will go towards creating work space at Reclaim It 127 and supporting programs that Reclaim It’s Youth Board is planning.

Reclaim It is a nonprofit organization with a mission to give a voice to our youth and create lasting solutions to issues they face through empowerment, skill building, community collaboration and inspiring hope that they have the power to enact change. To achieve this mission, Reclaim It 127, is a retail store offering curated refurbished vintage furniture, art, home decor and other upcycled and vintage accessories. Along with the retail store, Reclaim It offers local youth the chance to learn new skills, such as carpentry, painting, and design, while providing a safe space and opportunities to work alongside skilled community members who provide mentorship and support.

Already in the first year, Reclaim It has had countless volunteers, donations and welcomed local youth to take part in the building rehab, store set-up, day-to-day operations and more. Funds from the “Flip Off” fundraiser will be critical in finishing the workspace for the youth to use and to support the Youth Board in their outreach activities.

Thank you to local businesses and individuals who have selected a piece to flip as part of the auction: Seneca County Home Builders, Anne and Lee Martin, Clouse Construction Co., Morgan/Bryce Kuhn and Rachel/Cody Myers, Cutting Edge Construction, Abby Gottfried, Financial Design Agency of Ohio, Furniture in Bloom, Journey Insurance Group, Just West Cattle Co., Seneca County Young Professionals, Sutton Bank, Zeis Companies, Lantz and Rob Bourer, Katie Pinkston, Eclipse Window Tinting & Automotive, Tiffin Ford Lincoln service department and parts department, Jodie Reinbolt, Lisa Lucius and Laurie Carley, Dan and Dan Reineke, Ralph’s Joy of Living and Lucy Smothers, Tiffin Ford Lincoln body shop and sales department with Brad Lonsway, Alyssa Lucius, Mike Pinkston and Brant Gibson and Melissa Perry Photography.

Special thank you to KGS and Sentinel Career and Technology Center.

If you would like more information about Reclaim It, visit www.ReclaimIt

127.com, follow it on Facebook or call (567) 220-6411.

The Seneca County Home Builders Association Home & Living Expo runs Friday through March 9. Admission is free and open to the whole community.

Karen Klepper,