Support a great cause through shopping – seriously! A Thrifting with Tyler field trip fundraiser for Dwell with Dignity…

Our team is so excited to have steve mckenzie’s selected as the launch pad for a fantastic Thrifting with Tyler field trip fundraiser for Dwell with Dignity this Saturday, May 3rd!

Tyler Lynch, local thrifting guru, will take this lucky group on a field trip to some of his most closely guarded “secret” thrifting locations in the N. GA mountains, all while sharing some of his expertise on getting in an our of a thrift store quickly, while ensuring you don’t miss anything and how to look for rare finds. In addition, our friend, and Atlanta interior designer, Kerry Howard, will offer advice on how to transform thrifted finds into real treasures.

Thrifting with Tyler

There are only a handful of tickets left (click the link for details) for this fabulous day of fun filled with amazing finds, friends, and time with some local experts while you thrift the day away… All while supporting Dwell with Dignity, an amazing organization which supports poverty-stricken families one beautiful design at a time.

Dwell with Dignity

In fact, we’re such fans of Dwell with Dignity and all they do, we reached out to Kim Turner, VP & Director of Dwell with Dignity, for a little Q&A to learn a bit more about this great organization and how events, like the Thrifting with Tyler field trip, go to support it…

Dwell with Dignity VP & Director, Kim Turner

Dwell with Dignity VP & Director, Kim Turner

– In just a few words, for those who don’t know what Dwell with Dignity is, please share a basic description of this great organization.
Dwell with Dignity is a non-profit group of Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. We provide and install home interiors for families that include furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food in the pantry. 

– How do events, such as the Thrifting with Tyler field trip, go to support Dwell with Dignity?

As with all of our fundraisers, this will go towards helping us carry out our mission:
“Our mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time.” 
We have chosen Atlanta to be the first city outside of Dallas with a Dwell with Dignity chapter.  We did our first project in late February-early March and hope to do another one later in the summer.  We provide absolutely everything a family needs and that takes money.  We are so fortunate to have so much support from the design community as well as the community at large.  So many of the things we use are donated, but there are still many things we need to purchase.

– How have you and the Dwell with Dignity team come to know Tyler Lynch and Kerry Howard?

We had the pleasure of meeting Kerry at a dinner arranged last May by Bethanne Matari, the “PR Maven” of the local Currey & Co.  She felt he would be a great person to get involved – and she was so right!  Kerry took the design lead on our first apartment designing the bedrooms and the bathroom.  We met Tyler through Kerry and this trip was his brainchild.  Once he and Kerry put their heads together, this fabulous day evolved.

– What will attendees get out of participating in the Thrifting with Tyler field trip fundraiser?

This is going to be such a fun trip that I am coming in from Dallas for it!  We will start the morning with coffee and mimosas at steve mckenzie‘s and board the bus for the day at 9:15.  Tyler Lynch is taking us along on a tour of his favorite “secret” vintage and antique shops in the GA mountains.  On the way there, he will give us tips on how to get in and get out of shops quickly while still finding the hidden treasures.  Also, he’ll explain the etiquette surrounding bargaining for deals and tell us what we should be looking for.  We will stop in Villa Rica to enjoy box lunches from The Hungry Peach, sponsored by the good people at ADAC.  When it’s time to return to Atlanta, Kerry Howard will give us tips on what to do with our finds while serving cocktails courtesy of Mark Williams and Associates.  Everyone on the bus will receive an amazing goodie bag and we will be raffling off all kinds of wonderful donations.  A good time will definitely be had by all!
Thank you to Kim for all of the info, it’s great to know what a wonderful organization we’re supporting – and a big shout out to Tyler Lynch and Kerry Howard for working to pull together a memorable day for all involved! We look forward to sending everyone off on such a special trip this Saturday. And, don’t forget to get your ticket now, numbers are dwindling…
Here’s to learning the art of thrifting and supporting a cause you believe in!

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