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Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree Joins Forces with Operation Tiny Home and Zack Giffin WORKING TOGETHER TO OVERCOME HOMELESSNESS WITHIN THE VETERAN COMMUNITY

Jul 09, 2017

NORWALK, Conn. (July 9, 2017) – Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree, the world’s largest tiny house and simple living gathering in the world, today announced its collaboration with Operation Tiny Home, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that assists people struggling with severe housing instability. The collaboration will support Operation Tiny Home’s “Building a Better Future Program” which provides low-income veteran participants with the opportunity to learn carpentry skills, develop confidence, and create a supportive community while building a tiny home for a homeless peer.

The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree will be raising money for the program through a workshop hosted by Zack Giffin of Tiny House Nation. In exchange for a contribution, attendees will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from Giffin as he completes the interior of a tiny home for a veteran in need. Attendees can also add a donation to Operation Tiny Home when purchasing tickets to the Jamboree. In addition, Reed Exhibitions will be making a corporate donation to the program.

“We are honored and extremely grateful to be selected as the charity partner for the Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree,” said Gabrielle Rapport, Chairman & Executive Director of Operation Tiny Home. “This partnership will help raise awareness and much needed funding to support our nation-wide construction skills training workshops and provide affordable tiny housing solutions to help struggling veterans maintain a life of dignity."

“Naming Operation Tiny Home as our charity partner for the Jamboree gives us the opportunity to give back to those who have served our country honorably,” said Nancy Walsh, President of Reed Exhibitions. “We’re also excited to have Zack Giffin offer his talents to such a great cause.”

Tickets for the Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree are now available and can be purchased online at www.tinyhousejamboree.com.

About Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree:

Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree is the world’s largest celebration of simplicity. The Jamboree plays host to the latest and greatest in tiny houses, simple living, and sustainability across the nation. Tiny house owners, enthusiasts and curiosity seekers will gather to attend workshops, meet with influential members of the tiny house community, and celebrate the movement. The event will also feature entertainment, food trucks, a local Texas vendor fair, and more all in a family-friendly environment. Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree will take place October 27-29, 2017 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, TX.

About Reed Exhibitions:

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com

About Operation Tiny Home:

Operation Tiny Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that assists people to maintain a life of dignity through high-quality tiny housing solutions and empowerment training programs. The Building A Better Future Program provides nation-wide workshops designed to teach tiny home building techniques to veterans that are pursuing employment in carpentry and building construction, or that have an interest in building their own tiny home.  The workshop curriculum provides practical training while participants build a quality tiny home that is donated to a veteran in need of housing support. To make a donation or for more information visit: www.operationtinyhome.org/

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