BoConcept Philadelphia To Help Raise Money For Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Owner Terrace Daniels and Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez team up to hold silent auction and raffle to support recovery in Puerto Rico
Philadelphia, PA (October 4, 2017) — BoConcept Philly and Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez hope to raise thousands of dollars for the people in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria last month by holding an informal fundraising event today from 5:00-8:00pm at the BoConcept store at 1719 Chestnut Street. There will be a silent auction and raffle of several pieces in the store, including a Calton swivel armchair, which retails for a little over $2,500. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization, Unidos Por Puerto Rico. Sherman Brothers Men’s Shoes, also in Center city, donated gift certificates to be raffled off.
BoConcept’s store manager, Nathalie, who is Puerto Rican, is happy about the fundraiser, but concerned about her family back home. “My grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins are all there. The ones we have been able to communicate with are without power and there are a few family members who live in very remote areas who we still haven’t heard from yet.” Daniels states he is happy to answer the call for help. “We are more than a store. We are a family.”
The event is free to the public, however raffle tickets are $20 each. Local caterer Amuse Bouche Cuisine will provide hors d’oeuvres and refreshments for the event.
ABOUT BOCONCEPT PHILADELPHIA
BoConcept is a Danish furniture designer, offering contemporary, customized metal, glass & upholstered furniture and accessories. In addition to offering furnishings for the home and office, they have their own interior design consultants to assist customers in making the right choices for their design needs. Based in Denmark, the company has over 250 stores in 60 countries around the world. The Philadelphia store is located at 1719 Chestnut Street in Center City. More information can be found at www.boconceptpa.com.
ABOUT UNIDOS POR PUERTO RICO
United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in
collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds will go to helping the victims affected by these natural disasters in Puerto Rico.
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