NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
59°
H 73° L 57°
Cloudy | 10MPH

Milwaukee/NARI Foundation Announces Results of 2013 Rummage Sale

July 11, 2013

The Milwaukee/NARI Foundation, Inc., the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council’s educational and charitable arm, announced its eighth annual “Home Improvement Rummage Sale” held on May 3, had net proceeds of more than $12,000.

The event, which was sponsored by Milwaukee Millwork, supported efforts of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation to provide financial and educational support to students pursuing a career in the home improvement and remodeling industry, while helping to reduce the construction and demolition materials that are filling landfills.

Consumers from throughout southeastern Wisconsin were able to purchase an assortment of merchandise, including windows, doors, appliances, shingles, bathroom and ceiling tiles, bathtubs, showers, cabinets, carpentry, lumber, furniture, lighting and plumbing fixtures, sinks, insulation, and siding.

“Even though it rained from the outset, we were selling the huge assortment of merchandise that was available as soon as the doors opened,” said Greg Adamec, general manager of Milwaukee Millwork, the location of the rummage sale, and Milwaukee/NARI Foundation president.

“The rain didn’t prevent several hundred people from attending the rummage sale, some buying one or two items, while others purchased car or truck loads. All purchasers obtained great value on the home improvement and remodeling products purchased, and as always, assisted in our endeavor to aid those that are looking to make the home improvement and remodeling industry a career.

“The generous donations of Milwaukee/NARI members enable the rummage sale to achieve its annual success. We also had terrific support from members that volunteered in organizing and staffing the event, as well as cleaning up at the end of the day,” said Adamec. “The proceeds will be used for scholarship programs, tools and equipment, and to educate people on the opportunities available within the industry.”

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 $150,000 in scholarships, tools, and equipment for use by students and schools in southeastern Wisconsin. The Foundation has also established endowments at both Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.

More information is available at www.milwaukeenarifoundation.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Thai-namite plans new location in Wauwatosa's former City Market building Updated:  04:46 PM

» Sports Notes: July 2, 2015 03:23 PM

» Wauwatosa police say woman was dragged across parking lot in purse robbery 11:49 AM

» Thirsty Duck brings duckpin bowling to Wauwatosa Updated:  08:06 AM

» Kate Spade New York store to open at Mayfair Mall 6/29

» Suspect charged in shooting of Wauwatosa police officer Updated:  6/25

» Police identify Wauwatosa detective shot, injured in Milwaukee 6/23

» Tosa West student attended journalism conference in D.C. 6/23

» Wauwatosa school board approves 8 percent levy hike under preliminary budget 6/23

» Suspect in Tosa detective shooting charged in earlier armed robbery 6/22

» 2015 4th of July events in suburban Milwaukee 6/22

» Tip leads police to suspect in shooting of Wauwatosa detective Updated:  6/20

» Suspect in shooting of Tosa detective eludes police Updated:  6/19

» Benji's Deli plans to open next to Camp Bar in Wauwatosa 6/19

» Indulgence Chocolatiers now open in Wauwatosa 6/19

» Wauwatosa police detective shot in Milwaukee 6/19

» Venturis roll out old menu with new spin at Tosa Bowl and Bun 6/16

» In 'one last try' to preserve Wauwatosa's Eschweiler buildings, Mandel seeks proposals 6/15

» Three Tosa schools recognized for positive behavioral implementations 6/15

» Bigg's Roadhouse closed in Wauwatosa, being sold to DOT 6/12

» Section of North Avenue near Wauwatosa getting new pavement, bike lanes 6/12

» Ruckus & Glee toy store now open in Wauwatosa 6/12

» Frank Jude arrested after fighting with Wauwatosa police officers 6/10

» Mayfair Nordstrom store gets set to hire 375 employees, names manager 6/10

» Wauwatosa parents clash with Sen. Leah Vukmir over voucher expansion 6/9

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT