Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse 2017

January-February 2017

The 22nd Annual Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse asked Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse to showcase sustainable furniture and decor at an elegant Bayfront home in South Sarasota to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. We will be furnished the home with some of our favorite reclaimed, industrial and live edge slab pieces that complemented the beautiful Bayfront scenery. 

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Tai Chi Class and Fundraiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs

February-April 2017

We wanted to continue to give back to the community while also keeping with our Tai Chi theme, but the direction of our fundraising changed to a new recipient, local charity organization, Southeastern Guide Dogs. We invited local Tai Chi instructors Mary Lou Lindsay (taoist.org) and Sifu Brian Williams (tcmac-sarasota.com). Whom selflessly volunteered their time and skills by enlightening us with their knowledge of Tai Chi during our charity events.

Southeastern Guide Dogs speaker, Karen Conkel, and ambassador dog, Levi, attended our event to help promote their charity (and Tai Chi!).

Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse supports Southeastern Guide Dogs' mission to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life's journey with mobility, independence, and dignity. Their vision to be the best dog school in the world in terms of impact, innovation, and integrity is truly inspirational. To learn more about Southeastern Guide Dogs and what they do, visit GuideDogs.org.

Past Charity Events:

Tai Chi Class & Fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity

November 2016-January 2017

Our monthly Tai Chi classes began in October 2016 as a fundraising event for Habitat For Humanity Sarasota County. With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to start giving back to the community while also promoting healthy and sustainable living. We invited different local Tai Chi instructors: Gina White Dove (mindbodyfitnessforyou.com and sarasotaymca.org), Christine Killeen (taichiflowing.com), and Bill Essex (sarasotakungfu.com). They all selflessly volunteered their time and skills by enlightening us with their knowledge of Tai Chi during our charity events.

Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse supports Habitat For Humanity Sarasota's mission to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing for working families. To learn more about Habitat For Humanity Sarasota and how to get involved, visit habitatsrq.org.

We believe in giving back to the community! Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse was founded on the principle of giving back to build a strong community. Since 1998, we have been actively involved in fundraising and donating time, money, resources, and volunteering to many local charitable and educational organizations.

​The ongoing success of these showhouses requires the support of many designers, committee members, and the funding from local business men and women who give generously to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Support from the local community, like our customers, is important for fundraising events. We look forward to participating again next year!