The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) just wrapped up its annual Charity Garage Sale at the Texas Home & Garden Show on September 24-25, 2016. Every charitable thing the Council does begins with the funds raised by this event.
RMC’s mission as an organization is to serve its members, the industry and the community. For the last several years, RMC have been able to help numerous nonprofit groups such as Casa de Esperanza, Family Time Crisis Shelter, SIRE Therapeutic Equestrian Center, ECHOS Community Center, Jacquelyn House, Open Door Mission, Habitat for Humanity and The Sonrise Shelter. These are just a few of the beneficiaries of the Council’s charitable efforts, with more projects planned in the near future.
The Garage Sale is a huge undertaking and the RMC would like to thank all the donors and volunteers. Hundreds of companies donated to the garage sale and dozens of volunteers took time out of their own busy schedules to work the show. This remarkable effort demonstrates the unwavering commitment the Remodelers Council has to give back to those less fortunate in the Houston community.
A special thanks goes to 2016 co-chairs Jennifer Wall and Bill Carter of BMC; William Cole, Divine Renovation; Ryan Boyles, GB General Contractors; Stacy Argo, A-Plus Glass Services; and Michael Jorewicz, Vejore.com.
“The Garage Sale takes months of planning and committee work,” said Maria Frank of Cabinets & Designs. “It’s a really wonderful opportunity for vendors and their associates to come together to help others, and so many people offer up their time and assistance with everything from donations to storage to transportation of donated items.”
Stacy Argo of A-Plus Glass Services said, “Working at the annual Remodelers Council Garage Sale is so awesome. You can feel the enthusiasm from the people waiting in the line Saturday morning when it opens, excited to go in to find home improvement items at very reasonable prices. Last year we had items such as new bathtubs, wine coolers, granite countertops, air conditioning units and lighting fixtures. The Garage Sale is a great way for consumers and businesses who donate to give back to the community. It is also good for the environment because these items get new homes rather than ending up in a landfill.”
This year’s Charity Garage Sale netted $15,000. Those funds will be used for the RMC’s 2017 charity project.