Decorate for a Cause at Sunny & Ranney
Next time you get the urge to redecorate, head over to Sunny & Ranney in Roswell to put your dollars to a good cause while bringing home some new furniture to freshen up your space.
Opened in late 2020, Sunny & Ranney is the new retail arm of the Roswell-area nonprofit Sunshine on a Ranney Day, which renovates the homes of children with disabilities, providing therapy rooms, accessible bathrooms and more with top-quality construction and design. The store is the brainchild of co-founder Holly Ranney and sells donated furniture to help fund the organization’s renovations.
The idea for Sunny & Ranney came about in March of last year when the organization had to halt operations due to COVID-19. But, while most organizations were figuring out where they could cut back on operations, Holly was trying to figure out where they could expand. In just under nine months, Holly not only found the perfect space (an 8,000-square-foot mechanic’s shop near downtown Roswell), she also managed to get it renovated, licensed and operational. The grand opening was held on Nov. 7, 2020.
However, Sunny & Ranney isn’t stocked with your typical donated items. In fact, much of their inventory is brand new, with floor models and overstock donated by wholesalers, showrooms, designers and more. Individuals may also donate their gently used home furnishings as well, provided they are in good condition and relatively up-to-date (sorry, no floral couches from your late grandmother).
The store has turned out to be an ideal fundraising model. Typically, much of Sunshine on a Ranney Day’s funding comes from its annual gala, which netted $470,000 in donations in 2019. With no gala in 2020 and possibly none for 2021, store sales have been helping make up for that loss in funds. All of the store’s profits go directly to Sunshine on a Ranney Day.
Sunny & Ranney is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you have items that you would like to donate, email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For volunteer opportunities, visit Sunshine on a Ranney Day’s website.
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