TIM SMITH & THE VISUAL BUCKET LIST

 

Hometown Honoree: Tim Smith

Tim with his wife Rachel and their two sons; Owen (14) and Ian (11). Currently, Tim works with his father at AwardSmith and enjoys creating commissioned pieces in his spare time. His sons are also expressing an interest in learning the “tools of the trade” and have been getting into forging together. Tim has a passion for up-cycling materials and was the perfect choice for the Nickel and Bean team when envisioning the furniture for the space and integrating the many components of the original structure that were no longer serving their original purpose within the near 200 year old beauty.

Tim with his wife Rachel and their two sons; Owen (14) and Ian (11). Currently, Tim works with his father at AwardSmith and enjoys creating commissioned pieces in his spare time. His sons are also expressing an interest in learning the “tools of the trade” and have been getting into forging together. Tim has a passion for up-cycling materials and was the perfect choice for the Nickel and Bean team when envisioning the furniture for the space and integrating the many components of the original structure that were no longer serving their original purpose within the near 200 year old beauty.

FOR LOVE OF LEXINGTON

“One of my fondest memories of growing up in Lexington was hanging out with friends after school. We would all stay after school for practice and/or games and walk to Deckers Depot for cheap candy and pop or to Bucks to get greasy fries and hang out. I am sad that those places are no longer on the square in Lex. I am excited that Nickel & Bean can become that place for Lex students and community members in the future.”


JUST A GLIMPSE INTO HIS STORY

“My grandpa Smith worked for Norwalk Furniture in Norwalk, Ohio and in 1936 was offered a job here in Mansfield to run an upholstery shop. He decided to open his own shop here, Smiths Upholstery. Spending a lot of my childhood in that shop I believe is what encouraged me to work with my hands and my passion to create. My father worked as a draftsman for Richland Engineering based in Lexington.  My family is made up of makers. I also had worked with one of my uncles building houses for a year which was an amazing experience. I felt so inspired by that experience, at the age of 21, with some help from my father, built my own home in 1999.”


HOW HE TAKES HIS COFFEE

Tim has always enjoyed his coffee with powdered creamer but as a result of Nickel and Bean, he now is “hooked on lattes”.

Tim Smith Chooses: The Visual Bucket List

WHO WE ARE

The Visual Bucket List Foundation is a 501(c)3 created as a pay it forward effort to help children who are or who will be faced with severe visual impairment or total loss of vision, experience lasting visual memories.

When our daughter Lizzy’s story went worldwide, we were shown great kindness from people all over the world, who wanted to help Lizzy see and experience as much as possible. We were generously given the opportunity to visit Italy and it was a once in a lifetime experience that will provide everlasting memories for Lizzy when her vision begins to fade.

Our story is simple. We have been blessed… and we want to pay it forward.


WHAT WE DO

The Visual Bucket List Foundation was created to help provide opportunities and experiences to children that have a visual impairment diagnosis. These opportunities are intended to be a special visual memory that will last a lifetime. Each case is meant to be unique and individualized based on the child’s personal visual bucket list and their capabilities.


WHO WE SERVE

The Visual Bucket List Foundation is set up to serve children up to the age of 18 who either have a severe visual impairment.


For the month of June in honor of our #everynickelcounts campaign a nickel of every sale will be directed to this Richland County based non-profit.

For more information or to make a donation please visit: www.thevisualbucketlistfoundation.com