Create-A-Bench Auction to benefit the Open Door Mission Coldwater House.
ReHouse Architectural Salvage will be hosting a Create-A-Bench Auction to benefit the Open Door Mission (ODM) Coldwater House.
Individuals or groups will transform simple wood benches into works of art which will be auctioned to support the Coldwater House and its programs.
September 7 – Registration opens and benches are available for pick up at ReHouse during normal business hours. Registration is $25.00 for an individual or group. Benches must be picked up at ReHouse and taken off-site to complete.
September 19 – Registration closes. Last day for participants to pick up their benches.
October 10 – Completed benches are due back to ReHouse by 6PM.
The Auction: Benches will be on display at ReHouse through October 20. They will also be available to view on the ReHouse Architectural Salvage Facebook page where you are encouraged to vote on the Best in Show. Bidding on all entries can be done online HERE. 100% of the proceeds will go to Coldwater House.
October 20 – All bidding and voting will end at 3PM. ReHouse will be celebrating Coldwater House all day and announcing the Best in Show winners who will receive ReHouse gift certificates (1st place $60.00, 2nd place $40.00 and 3rd place $25.00). If you placed the winning bid on a bench you may take your treasure home on this day.
What is the Coldwater House?
One of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population is families with children. In Rochester, there are 600 estimated families living on the streets, in cars, or doubled up with family and friends. Coldwater House provides support to women and children who need help breaking free from the cycle of crisis. The program provides supportive transitional housing for women and children within 5 living units on Coldwater Street. The program is designed to provide a family environment while promoting education, faith, responsibility, and independence by focusing on job skill training, life and parenting skills, GED support, and other programs to enable success.
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