Chair-ity Auction kickoff is May 16

The Milford Education Foundation (MEF) will hold its third Chair-ity Auction on Friday, June 22.  There will be a kickoff event on Wednesday, May 16, at Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

At the kickoff event, 14 Adirondack chairs that were built by Milford Public School students and decorated by youth groups will be unveiled.  

The youth groups that are engaged in painting the chairs include: Both Foran and Law’s Interact clubs, a group from the Academy, West Shore Middle School’s Wave, Foran’s Natural Helpers, the YMCA, Harborside Middle School’s STEAM, Law’s AP art classes, the Boys and Girls Club, East Shore Middle School, and Camp Happiness.  

At the kickoff event the designers will share their inspirations for the chairs that they have created. Later, the chairs will be located around the city. The public can view them after the kick-off at the following locations: Rainbow Gardens, The Gilded Lily, Milford Landing, Duck Duck Goose, Café Atlantique, Colony Paint and other local merchants. Check the Milford Education Foundation website, facebook page, and #MEF_CHAIRity for other locations and pictures.

The public can then bid on the chairs at the live Chair-ity auction on Friday, June 22, at the Milford Yacht Club. Only 150 tickets are available for this event and tickets can be purchased through the MEF website (  

Proceeds of the Milford Education Foundation Chair-ity (#MEFChair-ity) will help to expand its Teacher Mini Grant program. Since its start in 2013, the foundation’s mini-grant program has awarded nearly $50,000 to Milford Public Schools teachers.

The Milford Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity devoted to promoting innovation, creativity, and excellence in education for our children and our community.

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