Chair-ity auction benefits local education

The Milford Education Foundation is auctioning painted Adirondack-type chairs as part of a Chair-ity auction.

The event, which raised $13,000 in its first year, is the Milford Education Foundation’s biggest fundraising effort.  

The money raised supports teacher mini-grants, which allow teachers throughout the city of Milford to apply for a grant to fund an activity or the purchase of an item that they otherwise would not be able to provide for their students.

The Milford Education Foundation also brings programs like Minds in Motion and the Invention Convention to MIlford, and hosts movie nights.

The chairs were constructed by students at Jonathan Law High School and painted by local groups and artists. They can be found in various places, including participating shops in downtown Milford.

The chairs will be auctioned at a Chair-ity Auction on Wednesday, Aug. 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Costa Azzurra Restaurant in Milford.

Tickets can be purchased online. Go to

Supporting the Chair-ity Auction is a way to lend a helping hand to the students of the community while having a wonderful night out and the opportunity to bid on these beautifully appointed Adirondack chairs, organizers said.