Two of Salem’s community-minded stores, Roost and The Beehive, are hosting the city’s first Gimme Shelter Birdhouse Auction on May 1, 2011 at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the 40 Front Street location with all proceeds from the auction benefitting the Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS).
Owners Kate Leavy and Jamie Metsch are teaming up with the NEAS on a project they have deemed to be a “shelter for shelter” fundraising event.“As owners of three former shelter dogs, we’re happy we can support a cause in our community to which we relate so closely,” said Leavy. “The Northeast Animal Shelter is so committed to these animals, and we’d like to show our appreciation.”
Earlier this year, Leavy and Metch sent out a message to mobilize local artists to design and build beautiful inspiring birdhouses for donation. The birdhouses could be functional or ornamental-- as long as they fit through the door. “We plan to showcase the birdhouses in our front window one week prior to the event,” said Metsch. “This is going to be a lot of fun for a great cause.”
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local Salem restaurant, 62 Restaurant and Wine Bar featuring well-recognized chef Antonio Bettencourt for all event guests.
The Northeast Animal Shelter provides safe shelter, food, and healthcare to rescue animals in the North Shore area. The Northeast Animal Shelter is located in Salem, MA and is one of New England’s largest no-kill animal shelters.
Roost and The Beehive are located in downtown Salem, MA at 40 Front St. Roost features and original mix of art, furniture, gifts, accessories, lighting, jewelry, and bath products. The Beehive, Roost’s sister store, is located at 38 Front St. Both cater to local artisans and promote sustainability and the freedom of expression.