Furniture auction will raise funds for HOPE

AN ONLINE AUCTION will feature furniture fine furniture that a generous local couple acquired through a local business, with the sales proceeds to benefit clients of Middlebury-based Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects. Photo courtesy of Jeanne Montross

The fine furniture in question was recently acquired from Middlebury’s Woodware by former Vermont Coffee Company owner Paul Ralston and his spouse Deb Gwinn, who a few years ago established a philanthropic entity called “Little Village Enterprises” to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

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