NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local man has combined his hobby of making furniture and his passion for helping people into a new non-profit organization.
Christian Holihan created Artisan Care, an organization that builds furniture for people who can’t buy it, and gives it to them for free. For more information, click here.
“Families that are either transitioning out of homelessness into home ownership for the first time or other non-profit organizations that need furniture that could help them but they couldn’t afford it on their own,” said the craftsman.
He added that he loves to build things, and give them away. Holihan invited people over the weekend to build furniture from scratch using local wood.
Chuck Bennett was one of the volunteers. “I met Christian. I’ve had a vision or a dream of someday, in my retirement, to say I want to make furniture and just give it away. He started to tell me ‘hey I’ve got this non-profit I’m thinking about and we build furniture and give it away’ and one thing led to another,” said Bennett.
They focused on the point of gathering for families – tables.
“I wanted people to experience the kind of furniture that used to be made all the time. The kind of furniture that will last for generations,” Bennett told News 2.
Furniture built to last, and built with love.