Furnish Out Holds Furniture Sale To Help China’s Hope Foundation
Furnish Out will hold their next sale of this unique, handmade furniture and accessories over the weekend of August 27 & 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at 2304 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf. “Past sales have been held at our home and at a warehouse donated by Bob Walters Homes,” Dan said, “but this time, the kind folks at Mel Foster Co. have donated the use of a retail space in Cumberland Square.” Furnish Out’s business model is to hold two event sales per year rather than have a full-time, retail storefront. “This allows a sustainable income stream to help fund China Hope’s activities in China, but also allows us to keep our costs low, which in turn generates more profit to be given away,” said Carrie.
Mel Foster Co. is just one of many companies that have given generously to Furnish Out. “J.M. Kata Handyman Services has been extremely helpful,” Dan said, “and so has Kistner Reclaim Services. They’re happy to make any last-minute repairs that might be needed. Apex Logistics, the company that transports the furniture from China to the United States, provides their services at cost. These discounts and donations are important to the cause, since they reduce expenses and allow us to send as much money as we can to the orphans.”