Monday, June 22, 2015

52 Weeks of Giving - local retailer announces pledge to help charitable organizations

Rug & Home, a family-owned, multi-location home furnishings business in the Carolinas, announces a special giveaway to support area charities.

Rug & Home will gift one rug per week for the entire year to fifty-two 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.
Click here to see past winners.

The hand-crafted, 100% wool giveaway rugs will be of the highest quality and will all be 5x8 or larger in size. Click here to see the pictures of rugs to be given away. The rugs will come in various sizes and styles, but all will make excellent prizes for silent auctions, raffles, and other fund-raising events.

Here are the rules to apply:
• To be eligible, 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 online at 52 Weeks of Giving Online Form. They must 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. Application must be submitted by June 26th 2015. A Rug & Home committee will select fifty-two different charities, based on the case made, by June 30,2015. Their decisions are final and winning charities will be notified via the contact information they provide in the online form. The rugs will be given away starting July 1, 2015.

The owners of Rug & Home are strong believers in giving back to the community that has helped them grow and prosper. In recent years, they have been fervent supporters of the Flat Rock Playhouse, Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, and Believe in Tomorrow Foundation, amongst many other local and national charitable organizations.

While they attribute their success to hard work in the “Land of Opportunity,” the family has not forgotten their roots in India — each year, they bring a group of doctors and volunteers to their homeland for a 3-day health clinic and to support their recently established nonprofit, Vision Express. Vision Express aims to restore eyesight and works to one day eradicate blindness among the underprivileged population of Indian women.

This year, the Agarwal family once again brings their philanthropy home to the Carolinas with a weekly rug giveaway for fifty-two weeks. Help support them by spreading the word to charitable and nonprofit organizations.

About Rug & Home: Now in its 20th year – Rug & Home has been in business since 1985. It is a local,family-owned business with three locations in Asheville, NC Gaffney, SC and Kannapolis, NC. The stores carry more than 50,000 rugs, furniture, and accessories between three locations. They employ approximately 75 people between all of their locations, and draw customers from a 100-mile radius. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 1 to 6.

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