From visiting local nursing homes, and delivering flowers to donating over $100,000 to hospice, we’re always creating opportunities to give to others. Through our Rug & Home Foundation, we have given aid and support to hundreds of individuals and groups over the past quarter century. Today we’re sharing 4 ways we give back to the community that has helped us from the very beginning.
Over the past 10 years we’ve been delivering flowers to area nursing homes in each of the communities we operate within. Rug & Home employees and managers hand-deliver these bouquets personally. We spend all major holidays delivering flowers and often have random drop in’s for no reason at all. It’s an amazing feeling to see the smiles on the faces of the elderly, especially those who have friends and family far away.
Rug & Home has donated over $100,000 to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Hendersonville. Palliative care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients undergoing treatment for chronic or incurable diseases. Rug & Home founders’ were touched by the work that Four Seasons in Hendersonville engages in and wanted to find a way to help.
Rug & Home gifts one rug per week for fifty-two weeks to fifty-two different charities. The purpose of the giveaway is to help charities and nonprofits raise money for their causes. Thanks to our rug donations, valued at over $80,000 in the past 3 years, these organizations have been able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for their causes.
“Never forget where you come from.”
The Rug & Home founders haven’t forgotten their roots in India. Each year they organize a humanitarian trip to India for a 3-day health clinic in remote villages in the rug-weaving region of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Through the health clinics, they realized that the population most neglected in terms of health were women. This is why our founders established Vision Express, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, in 2012. Vision Express aims to restore eyesight due to cataract blindness in women and works to one day eradicate curable blindness in the underprivileged population of Indian women
Our greatest hope is to do the most good we can while inspiring others around the world to do likewise.
Gaffney employee and Windsor House Assisted Living resident are all smiles during a recent flower delivery.
A team member from the Kannapolis store prepping flower arrangements before delivery.
Kannapolis Assistant Manager, Ron Owens and 52 weeks of giving recipients smile for the camera.
Gaffney General Manager, Patti McCraw, with some of the many female patients that attended one of the health camp trips in 2013.
For the next 9 weeks we’ll be hosting giveaways via Facebook to give back to all our social media fans. Make sure to follow along so you can join in on the fun and celebrate our 20th anniversary with us.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill