Ethan Allen Design Center To Host 'Chair-ity' Event For Rainbow Connection April 19


Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. will host "Chair-ity" Benefit for the Rainbow Connection to celebrate the launch of Fresh Colors, "a new collection for the young and the young at heart." Proceeds will go to The Rainbow Connection, an organization focused on fulfilling dreams and wishes of terminally ill Michigan children.

The Rainbow Connection was founded in 1985, in part by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Janet Dobson to honor her husband, Ron, and their two children, Tim and Jennifer, who were killed in a plane crash.

Since its creation as a $2,300 scholarship started in 1980 in memory of the deceased, the Michigan based group has raised more than $1.8 million annually to help dreams come true for children fighting for their lives.

Today, over 87 percent of all money raised through donations, fundraisers and sponsorships goes toward helping answer wishes for Michigan children dealing with life-threatening conditions.

The Fresh Colors line marks the 80th anniversary of Ethan Allen, bringing fresh and vibrant fabrics and finishes to its accessories. The design company has been giving to the Birmingham community for over 14 years and hopes locals will help contribute to such a dedicated cause.

As part of Ethan Allen's corporate principle of focusing on the client, their years of charitable work coincide with a desire to focus on helping the area in service and in charity. Birmingham Design Center notes, "We value our reputation for excellent service, quality and style, and clients love our complimentary design service. We are a full service interior design firm committed to designing your perfect space."

Pam Bemus, regional design manager of the Great Lakes region, adds, "We encourage the local community to join the celebration and help support The Rainbow Connection."

"Chair-ity" Benefit for The Rainbow Connection begins 6 p.m. April 19 at Ethan Allen Design Center, 275 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham. Festivities include appetizers and wine, live music, raffle prizes and silent auction of four hand-painted upholstered chairs. For more information, call 248-540-8558 or e-mail info@birminghammi.ethanallen.com.


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