Hey RVA and Cville readers! I have some news for you. Who is a fan of YHL? Who is curious about their story, their success, and their gradual downshift of social media presence (while still remaining active and publishing)? This Thursday at the Hippodrome in RVA you can hear it straight from them, via an interview with NPR One's own Roben Farzad for his show Full Disclosure. The tickets are only $50 and I say only because all of this night is for a great cause - CARITAS (RVA's largest provider of homeless services).
For me, I was late to the YHL train. I have kept WorthyStyle on here since 2008, and I didn't recognize YHL as an RVA-based home decor blog until 2011. At that time, I started reading them more regularly (mostly just fascinated when comparing my personal decor taste to theirs) after our wedding in 2012. What posts have always fascinated me the most? The things that I've often wondered but didn't have a friend or family member to ask about. Examples? Cloth diapering, building a deck and stairs, saving money when you have a baby, and adding tile around the fireplace. So, if you are interested (or obsessed) with Young House Love - I hope you'll support this great cause by attending this event. And be sure to let me know if you do - I'd love to say hi and connect.
THE INAUGURAL 'FULL DISCLOSURE: FROM THE HIPP'
Doors open at 6:30
Show begins at 7:30
Tickets are $50 and seating is general admission.
Click here to purchase your tickets today.
Full Disclosure, The NPR One show hosted by Richmond's Roben Farzad, hosts Young House Love's John and Sherry Petersik, the home improvement aficionados turned Internet rock stars.
A portion of ticket sales will go to CARITAS, which helps break the cycles of homelessness and addiction in the Richmond Community. Its Furniture Bank collects furniture and household items and distributes them to individuals and families in need.
CARITAS is Richmond’s largest homeless services provider in the Richmond area. CARITAS has four programs—The Emergency Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Furniture Bank, and The Healing Place—that help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction and reclaim their dignity. CARITAS’s Shelter is the largest and most inclusive shelter in Central Virginia, working with with 160 local congregations to provide temporary housing and resources to more than 700 individuals and families with children each year. Since its inception, the CARITAS Works program has provided job training and life skills to more than 400 men who have significant barriers to employment. About 900 families in need receive essential housewares and other furniture for their new homes each year via the Furniture Bank. The Healing Place boasts a high success rate of more than 70 percent thanks to its nationally known best practice model. Learn more at www.caritasva.org.
To support its mission, the CARITAS Gathered Goods Marketplace sells furniture and household items, retro to chic. If you're looking for your next great antique find or your next DIY project, shop the online auction (new this month!) click here.
If you're interested in donating to the Furniture Bank to serve a family in need, click here to learn more. CARITAS even has a pick-up service for a small fee. Just call for an estimate!
Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who chronicle their home improvement adventures on the hit DIY blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times–best-selling books,Young House Love and Lovable Livable Home, as well as product lines sold by Target, Home Depot, Shades of Light, and more. They live in Richmond, Virginia, with their two young children and a feisty Chihuahua named Burger.