Milwaukee NARI
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Home improvement materials to be sold at NARI “rummage sale”

Fund-raising event will be held in the parking lot of Milwaukee Millwork, 11712 W. Dixon St., on Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By - Mar 19th, 2015 04:14 pm

The Milwaukee/NARI Foundation, Inc., the educational and charitable arm of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., will host its 10th annual “Home Improvement Rummage Sale” in the parking lot of Milwaukee/NARI member Milwaukee Millwork, 11712 W. Dixon St., on Friday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is anticipated that the following materials, along with a variety of other merchandise, will be available for sale to the public:

  • Appliances
  • Awnings
  • Cabinets
  • Ceiling Tile
  • Lumber
  • Decking Materials
  • Trim – Interior & Exterior
  • Ceramic/Porcelain Tile
  • Windows
  • Doors – Entry, Storm, Patio
  • Furniture
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Gas Fireplaces
  • Sinks
  • Insulation
  • Vent Covers
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
  • Roof Shingles
  • Landscaping/Hardscaping Materials
  • Cabinet Hardware

The sale supports efforts to reduce the construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are filling landfills, while also assisting the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation’s efforts to provide financial and educational support to students pursuing a career in the home improvement and remodeling industry.

Merchandise that remains at the close of the sale at 4 p.m. will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Any person that makes a Rummage Sale purchase will receive two tickets for the 2015 Milwaukee/NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes, Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17.

Attendees will also receive the 2015 Milwaukee/NARI Membership Directory and the association’s Remodeling Guide.

The goal of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation is to promote public awareness of the home remodeling and improvement industry through educational programs and community activities and raise funds to support scholarships and grants to help encourage and train young people and displaced workers interested in the professional remodeling industry.

To carry out its purpose, the Foundation expends funds for the refinement and/or expansion of existing Milwaukee/NARI education programs, supports scholarships to assist professional training of individuals entering the home improvement and remodeling field, and embarks on activities judged necessary to insure an ample supply of professionally trained individuals.

Through various special events, including the annual Home Improvement Show raffle, Rummage Sale, Golf Outing, and Holiday Party, plus member contributions, the Foundation has provided more than $170,000 in scholarships, tools, and equipment for use by students and schools in southeastern Wisconsin.  The Foundation has endowments at both Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.

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