Season of Giving: Charities We Support

Consolidated Carpet was founded on the belief that being a good corporate citizen means being involved in your community. We believe in “giving back” and our associates are passionate and active participants in community outreach. As we enter the Holiday Season, we celebrate some of the charities in which the Consolidated Carpet Team supports, and urge you to consider supporting these worthy causes.

The Joy Fund

Consolidated Carpet is honored to support The Joy Fund, a charitable organization established in loving memory of Nicole Joy Frame & her unborn son Robert Louis. The Joy Fund aims to raise awareness & funds for the charities that Nicole was passionate about, including Cystic Fibrosis, which she was born with. The organization is very close to the Consolidated Carpet family & we encourage you to visit The Joy Fund website at www.thejoyfund.net.

Consolidated Carpet serves as a yearly sponsor and participant in The Joy Fund’s Memorial Golf Classic to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The Golf Classic is a true celebration of Nicole’s life and successfully raised over $20,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2012.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NYC Chapter

Consolidated Carpet is a proud supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, including their Light The Night Walk. Consolidated participated in the 2012 Light The Night Walk as a Route Marker Sponsor in Manhattan, and will be participating again in 2013. We are honored to help further LLS’ mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Toys For Tots

During the holidays, our team delights in giving back to less fortunate children through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. 2013 will be our 4th consecutive year participating. This annual Holiday toy collection and distribution program serves to brighten the holiday season for local children in need by providing them with new toys. For the third time, Consolidated was proud to participate as a donation drop-off center in both of their offices – located in Manhattan and Carlstadt, New Jersey.

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters

Consolidated has been an avid partner of St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters for years, and frequently participates in fundraising activities throughout the year. Most recently, our CEO David Meberg was honored at the 15th Annual Golf For Hunger Event for his long-standing support of the charity. The organization serves the poor in local communities by providing shelter, food, clothing and counseling to support the emotional and physical needs of the less fortunate. The organization serves over 1.2 million meals each year throughout 22 non-profit Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Safe Havens, Drop In Centers and Shelters supported by St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey.

The Friends of St. Dominic’s Home

Consolidated Carpet’s long-standing relationship with Saint Dominic’s Home spans decades. Since the early 1990’s, Consolidated President and CEO David T. Meberg has been an ambassador and supporter of Friends of Saint Dominic’s, the fundraising arm of Saint Dominic’s Home. Founded in 1878, Saint Dominic’s Home provides services and programs to more than 2,300 individuals, many of whom are children, and families of all backgrounds that are developmentally disabled, socially disadvantaged, and, or, vocationally challenged in the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.

Other organizations that we proudly support, include:

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Campari America’s American Honey Bar-sity Athletics Social Sports Program

Photo courtesy of Twitter user @KayArmstrong

Photo courtesy of Twitter user @KayArmstrong

In April 2013, Campari America hosted their first ever American Honey Bar-sity Athletics Social Sports Program celebrity kickball game. Taking place in Times Square, we installed an American Honey branded turf where celebrities like Ryan Lochte and Donovan McNabb played an exciting game of childhood favorite sport, kickball.  Proceeds from the charity event went to the Boston Red Cross to help the victims of the Boston bombing tragedy. Below are some photos from the event and from our social media platforms.

Consolidated Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

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Each October, our associates support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink. Many members of our team proudly participate in various walks and runs in the Metro NYC Area.  We keep all of the women & men who are currently fighting, those who have survived, and those we have lost to this disease in our thoughts.

Some of our NY Associates wearing pink on October 18, 2013 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Some of our NY Associates wearing pink on October 18, 2013 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Awareness and education about the disease is vital to help increase survival rates. Here are some facts and figures from the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer site that are worth noting:

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN THE U.S.

  • A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Every 3 minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer.
  • Approximately 230,480 women and 2,140 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
  • Every 13 minutes, a life is lost to breast cancer.
  • 39,520 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease annually.
  • The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 2.6 million U.S. women with a history of breast cancer are living today, more than half of whom were diagnosed less than 10 years earlier.  Most of these individuals were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may still  be undergoing treatment.
  • There are more than 250,000 women under the age of 40 in the U.S. living with breast cancer, and over 11,000 will be diagnosed this year.
  • White, non-Hispanic women are more likely to develop breast cancer but African-American women are more likely to die from it.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women.

MEN GET BREAST CANCER, TOO

  • Survival for men with breast cancer is similar to survival for women, when their stage of diagnosis is the same.
  • Men at any age may develop breast cancer, but it is usually found in men between 60 and 70 years of age.
  • Male breast cancer makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer.
  • Male breast cancer is sometimes caused by inherited gene mutations, and a family history of breast cancer can increase a man’s risk.

Consolidated CEO David Meberg Honored At Annual Golf Outing

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(l to r) David Meberg of Consolidated Carpet, Father Francis Gasparik of St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters, and Jim Phillips of TPG Architecture

On a sunny Monday in Larchmont, New York, Consolidated Carpet’s CEO David T. Meberg proudly received recognition for his unwavering support of St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters at the charity’s Annual Golf for Hunger Event. The 15th Annual Golf Outing & Pool Party Fundraiser on July 29, 2013 was hosted by  Jim Phillips of TPG Architecture. The event was well-attended by many in the construction, design and real estate industries. With the backing of these numerous supporters, the event raised over $350,000 for St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters.

David and our organization have been supporters of St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters for a number of years, frequently coordinating and participating in fundraising events for the local non-profit.

“St. Francis Food Pantries provides essential services for those less fortunate than us throughout the N.Y. Metro Area,” said David. “I am privileged and humbled to be honored by such an important organization.”

St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters serves the poor in local communities by providing shelter, food, clothing and counseling to support the emotional and physical needs of the less fortunate. The organization serves over 1.2 million meals each year throughout  22 non-profit Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Safe Havens, Drop In Centers and Shelters supported by St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey.

We are proud to continue our support for such a worthy cause and urge you to learn more about St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters by visiting their website at www.stfrancispantries.org.

Consolidated, Charities & The Community

Recently, Consolidated had the opportunity to support and participate in two amazing charity fundraising events. As a company deeply involved in our community and giving back to those in need, we were happy to be a sponsor at both the “A Taste of Down Under” – A Food & Wine Tasting to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and IMPACT|NY’s Summer Soiree.

On June 24, we took to the Tribeca Rooftop to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association at an Australian-themed fundraiser. With an authentic musician from “down under”, guests were treated to a great show with horns, shakers and noise makers. The event featured food from local hotspots The Australian, American Flatbread, The Thirsty Koala, Waltzing Matilda’s Bakery and more – paired with wines from Old Bridge Cellars, De Bortoli Wines, and Sileni Estates (to name a few!). It was an uplifting event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this event which enhances the MDA’s support of 10 local healthcare facilities.

Two days later, our team attended the IMPACT|NY event hosted by IIDA NY and designNYC at the Prince George Ballroom. IMPACT|NY was founded to increase the visibility and stress the importance of pro bono design work in the New York City area. Applicants were encouraged to submit designs that will make difference in an outpatient facility in Harlem. We were honored to be one of the event’s event sponsors and look forward to seeing the final outcome of the facility once the project is completed!

Consolidated Carpets The Community

Being active in our community is something near and dear to us at Consolidated. Since our founding almost 70 years ago, we have been active in giving back to those in need. Whether it is through monetary sponsorships, participation in toy and clothing drives, or through donations – we have made it a priority to be a good corporate citizen.

Most recently, we were able to provide carpet to a local non-profit in need. After a flood damaged much of the office carpet at their 81st Street Residence, the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter needed assistance. NCS’ goal is to end homelessness for men, women and youth who have aged out of foster care in New York. Having forged a relationship last year with the NCS through our friends at IFMA Cares New York City, Consolidated was happy to help again. With our donation of over 1,035 square feet of carpet tile, NCS was able to renovate the damaged space in two hallways, eight offices, a health room and a conference room.

A special thank you goes out to the team at IFMA Cares New York City for your partnership, as well as the dedicated associates at Consolidated for helping to coordinate this donation. We wish the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter the best of luck in their updated space!