About Chair Affair

Chair Affair is Community Warehouse’s annual fundraising event. It provides an opportunity to highlight the work we’re doing in the community and share stories of resilience and hope. All are welcome to join us for a fun evening of storytelling, connection and raising support to help more families transform their houses into homes.

Our next Chair Affair will take place in the Spring of 2023. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer to the event!

We are currently looking for volunteer artists to participate in the Children’s Chair Project for Chair Affair 2023. Please see details below!

The Children’s Chair Project

Prior to Chair Affair, local artists transform castoff chairs into beautiful, creative works of art. Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor children’s chairs for $500 each. 

The chairs are displayed for Chair Affair guests to view and enjoy. After the event, the chairs return to our Warehouses, where children visiting the furniture bank with their family can pick out their very own decorated chair.

2022 Children’s Chairs

Check out this year’s unique Children’s Chairs created by local artists

Thank you to our incredible 2022 Children’s Chair artists:


Anna Kurnizki

April Doll

Beth Karolle

Carrie Gulbranson

Christine Nelson

Cori Doll Bowden

Debra Barkus

Debra Morgan

Devon Gulbranson

Diana Ruybalid & Sue Darden

Janice Archer

Janice Cook

Jeanne Favini

Karen Huebschman

Kathy Cupp

Katie Shrall & Kristen Healy



Lauren Grube

Linda Nagy

Melody Chord

Merilee Laurens

Nancy Brown

Nancy Tingley & Hanna White

Ray Tanner

Sonya Lee

Valerie Garrett 


Interested in Becoming a Chair Affair Sponsor?

To learn about Chair Affair sponsorship opportunities, click the Sponsorship Kit button below.  Have questions? Reach out to Development Director, Sara Rodriguez at sara@communitywarehouse.org  or (971) 865-5284

Thank you for joining us for Chair Affair 2022!

The theme of Chair Affair 2022 was Warehouse Magic. We believe in the magic of the Warehouse and our community working together to furnish the homes of our neighbors. Thank you to all who joined us in celebration and support of our mission. You made it a truly magical evening to remember.  Together, we have enough!

Together, we raised $278, 116

View highlights from the event:

Follow the journey of a table from one family to another. Community Warehouse is all about making the connection in between. 

Meet Christina, who visited Community Warehouse as a client and returned years later to donate items that would go on to furnish another family’s home. This is the magic of Community Warehouse.

Missed the virtual event? Watch the full program here to share in the Warehouse Magic of Chair Affair.

Special Thanks to Our Generous 2022 Sponsors

Thanks to Our 2022 Children’s Chair Sponsors

View highlights from Chair Affair 2021:

Megan and her daughters, Ashlie and Paige, share their story of resilience. A story of how they overcame the challenges they faced, and how Community Warehouse helped them to continue on in their new home!

After serving under-furnished neighbors in the tri-county region for 20 years, we take a look back at our history. With the powerful voices of our founder Roz Babener, a local community partner, and our Program Director, find out how we are looking towards the future.

Every gift following our virtual event was matched! Thanks to NW Natural for providing a match of up to $10,000 on any donation given, and thanks to Dale Johannes for sharing this match so compellingly.

Chair Affair is so much fun for me. It really has touched my life in ways I can’t express, but mostly it lends credibility to my struggle to emerge as an artist (art school after 50 ain’t easy). PLUS, it’s all for Community Warehouse and the work that you do is important to our community.”


Chair Affair Artist