VNTG Home transforms home goods, communities

VNTG Home transforms home goods, communities

Early this year, VNTG Home opened a 25,000-square-foot retail space in Tyler Village that offers more than 3,000 one-of-a-kind pieces of vintage furniture, art and home decor items.

VNTG Home is more than just a place to shop for vintage furniture. The marketplace offers a variety of services:

  • Home Transition Services which encompasses help with estate sales, home liquidation, “white-glove” moving, consignment and even donation options that benefit local nonprofits.
  • Upcycling is another VNTG Home services. The marketplace has a team of paint and graphic artisans, and an upholstery team, working with 150 wood colors and 600 fabrics to give used furniture a whole new look.
  • Furniture consignment through the VNTG website.
  • Design center for interior designers that provides a spacious workspace with easy access to ANTG Home’s 100s of fabric choices and a broad custom paint collection.

Founder of VNTG Home, Megan Apple, says her vision was not only to create a revolutionary new retail experience but have that same business support social and environmental VNTG_entrance1080sustainability. This passion and vision for saving beautiful things and building communities led her to creating a non-profit program within her newly opened retail business. The VNTG Home non-profit program gives a portion of donated item sales to local, philanthropic organizations. Donors to the non-profit program receive free white-glove pick up service – leave the heavy lifting to us.

As part of this program, VNTG Home has relationships with a number of non-profit organizations that in exchange for helping drive donations of furniture or home goods, the organization will receive proceeds when those goods are sold.

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is a VNTG Home non-profit partner. Through this partnership, anyone who donates furniture to VNTG Home to be refurbished and sold can selected Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood as the beneficiary of proceeds from the sale.

As part of this program, VNTG will pick-up donations of home goods or furniture at no cost. For more information how to donate home good or furniture on behalf of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood click here.

Read more about VNTG Home in this profile by Cleveland.com.

Help re-open the art room at Lonnie Burten Recreation Center

Help re-open the art room at Lonnie Burten Recreation Center

Recently, a group of Central artists, residents and Promise Neighborhood staff began renovating the art room at the Lonnie Burten Recreation Center. The group hopes to re-open the art room to the community in January, but is in need of some items and assistance.

The following items are needed for the opening of the art room:

  • Stools (about 15) for the students to sit onart-supplies-1324034_1280
  • 3 folding tables
  • 2 Cabinets with locks to store art supplies
  •  Someone to check the Kiln to get it in working order for pottery class
  • Repair work done on the walls in the hallway
  • Large plastic tubs/bins for storage and small ones for organization of markers and pencils, etc.
  • Paint: acrylic & for airbrushing
  • Art paint brushes
  • Trash Can
  • Rags for painting and clean-up
  • Paper towels

If you have items to donate or can be of assistance for some of the repair work, please contact Gwendolyn Garth at 216.339.0571 or gwendolyngarth@gmail.com.

The opening of the art room at Lonnie Burten Recreation Center is part of a larger community initiative to create a safer, more peaceful neighborhood.