Make peace and war ‘Storage Wars’ to feature redesigned storage units benefiting Gulfstream Goodwill
STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage in Palm Beach Gardens is hosting the second annual “Storage Wars” fundraiser Nov. 6.
The event, benefiting Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, will have a new twist this year: a Designer Challenge. After a successful inaugural event that exceeded fundraising expectations, the committee decided to double the fun. Prominent South Florida interior designers and artists will be challenged to transform large, mundane storage bays into fabulously furnished rooms. Only premium items they select from Goodwill’s 28 retail stores in Palm Beach and Martin counties can be used.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite storage bay and win its entire contents, and also vote for the most transformed bay. One designer or design team will win two round-trip tickets on JetBlue.
Designer Challenge competitors will include:
•Sean Rush - Sean Rush Atelier, West Palm Beach
•Susan Morgan - Susan Morgan Interiors, Stuart; teamed with Lisa Spalt - Lisa Spalt Designs, Delray Beach
•Trisha Estabrook and SamanthaNorley - Bandon Blue Designs, Jupiter
•Lisa Michael - Lisa Michael Interiors, Delray Beach
•Orlando Chiang - artist, sculptor, West Palm Beach
The designers join committee members Scott Simmons, Stewart Auville, Drew Feinberg, Bettye Perrine, Hannah Sosa, Kimberly Ricketts and Enid Atwater in elevating this fundraising version of A&E’s “Storage Wars” to greater success.
The evening will be filled with excitement and surprises - and steals and deals. Culinary tastings will be provided by area restaurants, along with wine, beer, and soft drinks; entertainment and a silent auction are also planned. In addition, there will be buys to discover on the “Goodwill Treasures” sale tables, including jewelry, accessories and designer collectibles.
The presenting sponsor, STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage - located at 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, is donating the large storage bays, along with their event facility.
Dress is casual chic, and tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and come with two drink tickets. “Storage Wars Designer Challenge” will most likely sellout, so early ticket purchases are encouraged - do so at www.gulfstream goodwill.com/events.
Formore information, contact Loren Varvarigos at 561-848-7200, ext. 3248 or lvarvari[email protected]stream goodwill.com.
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Inc. is part of Florida’s largest, community-based human and social services network. The organization is uniquely positioned to develop programs that meet critical unmet needs, while continuing to be a fiscally responsible nonprofit, returning more than 89 percent of all income to important programs. Gulfstream Goodwill Industries assists people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to become self-sufficient, working members of our community. They provided programs and services to more 7,500 participants last year, while assisting 3,961 people with disabilities.
Marvin Tanck, left, and Enid Atwater
Victoria Rudd, left, and Scott Simmons