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Coverings Announces Charitable Initiatives at the 2019 Show

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Coverings Announces Charitable Initiatives at the 2019 Show

Posted on 27 March 2019 by cradmin

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, will give back to the local community through a range of charitable initiatives at this year’s show in Orlando, Florida. Continuing its tradition of supporting the host city, Coverings will partner with both Clean the World and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

“Coverings wouldn’t be possible without the support of our host cities, so it’s incredibly important that we give back to the communities that welcome us each year,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the management company for Coverings. “With so many industry professionals gathering in one place, we are honored to band together to benefit the area and build even deeper connections here.”

For a second year, Coverings will continue its partnership with Clean the World, assembling and providing hygiene kits for veterans’ associations in the Orlando area. Participants, including the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Tile of Spain, Ceramics of Italy and Coverings exhibitors Mapei and Florida Tile, will meet on Monday, April 8 for Coverings’ official service event, assembling kits onsite with daily items like toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, lotion, Chapstick and more. The group hopes to double the output of last year’s initiative, with the aim of creating 1,600 kits for distribution to local veterans and will include handwritten notes within each kit as a thank you to those who have served their country.

“We’re excited to bring the initiative to Orlando and build on the success of Clean the World’s 2018 partnership with Coverings in Atlanta,” said NTCA Executive Director Bart Bettiga. “This joint service event brings the industry together for a truly positive and energizing start to the show, while generating immediate impact for those who have served our country living in our host city.”

Coverings 2019 also marks a continuation of the show’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity. In collaboration with both Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka and Freeman – the general service contractor for the show – Coverings will donate tile and building materials to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building affordable homes for those in need. The three organizations will work together during show breakdown to identify and collect usable tile, stone and other products from exhibitor booths.

Additionally, the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) and 21 of its members will continue their generous support for Orlando-area pets through TCNA’s tiled doghouse program at Coverings 2019. Showcasing tile’s versatility and style, participating members will design and build custom tiled doghouses. During the show these one-of-a-kind, handmade creations will be on display at the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard (Booth #4209), where attendees can see the craftsmanship firsthand and meet furry friends from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. A donation ceremony will be held in the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th.

“We’re honored to bring the tiled doghouse program back to Coverings as a creative and charitable way to showcase the beauty and versatility of tile,” said Kathy Meyer, TCNA director of marketing. “We invite Coverings attendees to visit the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard to see these incredible works of art generously provided by our members, meet the dedicated volunteers from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, and learn more about how this program benefits pets in the local community.”

Coverings returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando April 9-12, showing the latest and greatest from more than 1,100 exhibitors. For more information, and to register to attend, visit coverings.com.

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Braxton-Bragg Makes Donation to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted on 07 February 2018 by cradmin

Habitat_For_Humanity_Donation_1000Braxton-Bragg donated nearly $2500 in brand new stainless steel sinks to the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore to help families in need.

“We knew that the sinks could benefit the community from a donation and sales point of view and were happy to share some inventory with Knoxville Habitat ReStore,” says Rick Stimac, Braxton-Bragg CEO. “Braxon-Bragg prides itself on being an active part of our community, and supporting many great nonprofit organizations, including Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.”

“Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is so thankful for Braxton-Bragg’s generous donation to our Knoxville Habitat ReStore,” says April Timko, Director of Marketing & Communications, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. “Its support helps deserving families in need of affordable housing build strength, stability and self-reliance. Profits from all ReStore merchandise sales help families currently working in our program to build and purchase their homes. Furthermore, donations to ReStore provide a way for community shoppers to purchase items at a fraction of retail costs while also helping to keep hundreds of tons of materials out of area landfills.”

You may also be interested in this article about MSI’s donation to R.I.S.E.

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Cabinet Makers Association Is Looking for Help with a Habitat for Humanity Project in Florida Feb. 20

Posted on 09 February 2015 by cradmin

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is looking for volunteer industry leaders to join them on Friday, Feb. 20, in Winter Haven, Fla., to join them in helping to build an entire kitchen for a Habitat for Humanity home. The organization is looking for 30 people with custom woodworking skills to step up to supply and build the kitchen for this project in a single day. All of the labor, products and materials are 100 percent donated.

The building session is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until at least 3 p.m. The CMA is asking that those interested in participating sign up in advance and encourages each participating volunteer to provide a cash donation to forward to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. The suggested donation is $25 per attendee.

Reservations are required to attend, with a limit of two persons per participating shop. Due to space constraints and anticipated participation requests, the CMA must limit this event to the first 30 persons who reserve their spots to volunteer their time. Clear your schedules and make your travel plans to participate in this worthy cause today!

This program is specifically designed for custom cabinet and custom woodworking shop owners and their senior managers. You do not need to be a member of the Cabinet Makers Association to attend.

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