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Top Drawer to raise $10,000 for Devereux Ga.
Top Drawer to raise $10,000 for Devereux Ga.

ATLANTA -- On Tuesday July 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., IKEA presents TOP DRAWER. Local art students will design IKEA dressers for our TOP DRAWER charity event to benefit Devereux Georgia, a nonprofit organization that is licensed to serve children who are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges brought on by abuse, neglect, mental illness, sexual exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

This dresser design event allows students from SCAD, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Georgia State, and Atlanta Technical College to decorate an IKEA 3-drawer TARVA dresser. The dressers will be showcased in the store July 20-July 30 for customers to see and purchase raffle tickets for their favorite art pieces. The goal is to raise $10,000+ of which 100% will benefit children in need. The drawings will take place during the event.

The students will be recognized at the event by TOP DRAWER event curator Maggie Lopez (Art Consultant - Zeitgeist ARTifacts, Inc.) and a distinguished panel of judges: Pat Lottier (Publisher - Atlanta Tribune), Jennifer Brett (AJC), Tammi Reed (blogger – Talking With Tami). The students will have a chance to win IKEA Gift Cards from $100-$500 value.

In addition, local and internationally renowned artists James Randall Chumbley, Leroy Campbell, and Son of The Moon will design dressers to be auctioned live at the event. This will be a by-invitation-only event, RSVP required.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
IKEA Atlanta
441 16th Street NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30363

“At IKEA Atlanta, we want to be a good business partner and help to make a difference in our community.  The people at Devereux already have a tremendous impact on the lives of many children in Georgia.  We want to support Devereux in these efforts to improve children’s lives, and we are convinced that the Top Drawer event will help Devereux continue to make a real difference in our community,” said Jim Anastos, IKEA Atlanta store manager.

“We are so excited that IKEA has chosen us for this event! There are many worthy causes in Georgia but none surpass the needs of the children on our campus," said Gwen Skinner, executive director at Devereux Georgia.