There are many things in life that are taken for granted and having a home with furniture is one of them. But, for many families that are dealing with homelessness and poverty, furniture and even a house are luxuries that many cannot afford. These less fortunate families rely on non-profit organizations such as Dwell with Dignity, which is dedicated to creating homes for the poor and homeless. And Dwell with Dignity receives help from organizations such as International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Texas Chapter, which puts on an annual silent auction that benefits Dwell with Dignity.

The 11th Annual Silent Auction is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Brown Jordan Showroom, located in the Dallas Design District. The event will feature Dallas and national real estate insider Candy Evans as the keynote speaker, as well as support educational activities in the design community.

“This is such an inspiring and celebratory event for us,” said Becky Pipka, President, IFDA Texas Chapter. “In adhering to the goals of IFDA/EF, proceeds from our Silent Auction 2011 will benefit IFDA Texas Chapter programs, IFDA Educational Foundation and the local non-profit, Dwell with Dignity.”

Guests will have the chance to enjoy appetizers provided by My Fit Foods and Rockfish Seafood Grill while they browse and bid on designer furniture, home accessories, exclusive services and much more.

The IFDA, which was founded in 1947, is a world-wide professional organization that is composed of leaders representing the diverse industries that make up the residential and commercial furnishings and design. It is the only all-industry Association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. 

Dwell with Dignity has a singular mission of helping families escape poverty and homelessness through design – one household at a time. The non-profit organization provides and installs home interiors for families that include furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies and food in the pantry.