Business Owner Turns to Blogger Network to Raise Funds for Charity

For Immediate Release, October 10, 2012

tph-media-release-logoLangley, BC: Turning to her network of local DIYers and bloggers, The Passionate Home owner, Carrie Thachuk is lining up her chair-ity auction for Thursday, October 25th with the second annual Chairs for Charity event benefiting the Langley Christmas Bureau.

The upcycling trend is going strong, taking less than a minute to return 41,400,000 Canadian DIY blogger hits on Google. With lists of favourite design blogs from the likes of Canadian House & Home magazine, turning to the local DIYer network only made sense to The Passionate Home owner and chief upcycler, Carrie Thachuk. “I meet people every day through the store that are passionate about their DIY projects; asking our local DIY community to help us support a great charity just clicked,” says Thachuck. “Last year we created 18 chairs for our first Chairs for Charity event, it was a huge undertaking. This year, we have over 20 chairs registered and we can’t wait to see them all.”

The Chairs for Charity idea is rather simple; upcycle a chair, donate it to be auctioned off during the second annual event at The Passionate Home. Creations this year will come from more than 20 local designers as well as Thachuk herself, “My store was founded on my creations; I didn’t want to miss out on all the fun, so I will be creating a chair of my own to go home with the highest bidder.”

News of the event has spread with local bloggers sharing their Chairs for Charity plans, has sparked an Ontario-based DIYer to host a similar event in support of local children’s programs. “This is what it is all about,” says Thachuk. “One DIYer reads another’s blog and feels inspired to start something of their own that gives back to their community.”

Thachuk notes that the public are welcome to attend and hope that guests will share in the fun of the holiday giving season by bidding on the chair creations. The public are asked to RSVP to the October 25th event through The Passionate Home’s retail location or on their Facebook page at

All the funds raised through the event will go to support the Langley Christmas Bureau for their 2012 Christmas campaign, which will assist the charity in supporting families in the Langley area this Christmas.

Established in 2003 and born from a love of breathing new life into old pieces, Carrie Thachuk and The Passionate Home provide clientele a whimsical mix of old and new. Follow Carrie's design adventures through her blog at

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