Bridge Communities Hosts Sixth Annual A Chair Affair

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A Chair Affair

A bike turned into a bar is one of many items on display as part of Bridge Communitiessixth annual A Chair Affair event, which helps raise money for homeless families.

“When you work with, and it’s almost always a single mom and her children. When they come to you at the low point in their life and they spend two years in our program. And when you see at the end of those two years their life has changed and the life of their children has changed, there’s no better feeling,” said Vicky Joseph, community outreach coordinator at Bridge Communities.

The Art Pieces

You can get a peek at chairs and other furniture items made by local artists through the window fronts of Downtown Naperville shops like Deans Clothing and Trails and Tides.

The event started out with just chairs, but has now grown to using other furniture items too. Chris Cash is not only one of the artists, but she’s also the mind behind A Chair Affair.

“It’s been very rewarding to see how it has grown and how that growth can help so many families in our community,” said Cash.

This year, five items like a coffee table were made from Naperville’s Hobson Oak.

The Hobson Oak items and other art pieces will be part of a fundraising auction on June 13 in the Elements room at Hotel Indigo, with the money raised going to Bridge Communities programs.

Naperville News 17’s Aysha Ashley Househ reports.