A group of local hardware enthusiasts are using the new year to buy restoration hardware for their home.
A post shared by The Fixer (@thefixer) on Dec 19, 2018 at 10:56am PSTThe Fixer, a group of hardware enthusiasts in the Bay Area, said they were inspired to buy refurbished hardware after hearing about a similar online community in the U.K. The group is planning to donate all of their equipment to a local charity and then donate all their donated hardware to a charity that supports the community.
The Fixers stated that they have been spending the holidays making upgrades to their home, including installing new appliances and making changes to their kitchen and bathroom.
“We are excited to be able to help a local organization that has been a big part of our lives for years and we think that they are a wonderful cause that needs our help,” said Andrew Belling, a hardware restorer and the founder of The Fixers.
The fixers plan to donate their hardware to local charities, such as the Alameda County Public Library and the Alamo Area Arts Council, as well as donate to organizations that benefit the community, such the local food bank and homeless shelter.
Apostle’s Mark is one of the members of TheFixers Hardware Restoration Group, which is currently in its third year of selling refurbished furniture to local businesses and charities.
“For me, I am a little bit of an adventurer, so I was inspired to do something with my money that is good for the community and not necessarily for myself,” said Mark.
TheFixers said they will be donating the hardware to the Al-Amin Community Center, which serves low-income individuals and families, and to the Oakland Homeless Veterans’ Home.
Mark said that the hardware they purchased was a great gift for their family and that they were going to be giving away all of it.
“I think it is going to bring some joy and happiness to the people that live here,” said Belling.