STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is hosting its second “Storage Wars Designer Challenge” in which five local interior designers will transform empty units into furnished rooms using only items from Florida Goodwill stores. The contents of the units will be auctioned on Nov. 6 in the style of A&E TV’s “Storage Wars,” with all proceeds to benefit Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Inc.
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The entry fee includes two drink tickets as well as tastings from local restaurants catering the event. Viewing of the units begins at 5:30 p.m. The highest bidder will win all of the unit’s contents, which will be delivered to the winner’s home the same day by a Goodwill truck.
Each designer will dress up one unit according to a specific theme with items found from one of the Goodwill stores in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties. Additional Goodwill products, such as jewelry and collectibles, will also be available for purchase.
Last year’s event drew more than 300 people and raised $14,000. The units’ contents were sold for $600 to $1,200.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Gulfstream Goodwill’s programs including its homeless resource center, youth programs and the Transition To Life Academy, a charter school in Boynton Beach, Fla., for young adults with learning disabilities.
STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage is owned by brothers Jon and Joel Channing. The facility regularly holds community and charitable events.
Established on a national level in 1902, Goodwill Industries International has 165 subsidiaries in North America and 48 international agencies. Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Inc. was established in 1966 to further carry out the mission of the organization on a local level. It serves Florida’s Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.
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