Retailer announces a pledge to help charitable organizations

Apply by May 15
May 09, 2013

To give back to the community, Rug & Home — a family-owned, multi-location home furnishings business in the Carolinas — announced a giveaway to support area charities. Starting June 15, Rug & Home will gift one rug per week for the entire year to 52 different charitable
organizations in need. The purpose of the giveaway is to help charities and nonprofits raise money for their causes.
Rug & Home understands that nonprofits have been hardest hit due to the economic downturn over the past
several years and wants to extend a supportive hand to these organizations.
The hand-crafted, 100 percent wool giveaway rugs will be of the highest quality and will all be 5x8-foot or larger in size. The
rugs will come in various sizes and styles, but all will make excellent prizes for silent auctions, drawings, and other
fund-raising events.
To be eligible to apply, nonprofits must have a 501c3 status. Each organization can win only once during the year. The gifted rug must be used for fundraising purposes.
To apply for one of the weekly gifts, charities and nonprofit service organizations must fill out the form at
www.rugandhome.com/giving and include a short description of how the rug will be used to raise funds, as well as how the funds will help the people or cause served by the organization. The form also includes sections for
the organization’s mission statement and contact information.
All area charities are encouraged to apply. A Rug & Home committee will select 52 different charities, based on the case made, by May 15, 2013. Their decisions are final and winners will be notified via the contact
information they provide in the online form.
Rug & Home is a local, family-owned business with three locations in
Asheville, Gaffney, and Kannapolis. The stores carry more than 50,000 rugs, furniture, and accessories between three locations. Consultants are
available to assist home sellers in staging a winning showplace.
For  information  contact Kim Pearson at
667-4585 or kim@rugandhome.com.

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