“By inviting our staff and their families to participate in this exciting evening, I hope we’re opening their eyes, as well as our community’s, to the important work that SOS Children’s village and Literacy AmeriCorps do.” Says Mark Asofsky, Twin-Star’s President & Founder; a sentiment that after Friday will surely be shared by all. Twin-Star International was founded in 1996 and is the manufacturer of ClassicFlame Electric Fireplaces; the finest furniture in the electric fireplace industry, and of Tresanti Media Consoles and Tresanti Refrigerated Wine Cabinets; changing the way you view entertainment. If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview, please call Twin-Star’s Marketing & PR Director, Alexia Rouquette at 561.713.5001 or e-mail Alexia@twinstarhome.com or vistit Twinstarhome and Classicflame.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Twin-Star International takes to the ballpark with SOS Children’s Village and local Literacy AmeriCorps volunteers
Twin-Star International welcomes the kids and staff from the SOS Children’s Village, and AmeriCorps volunteers working with the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, to Sun Life Stadium on Friday, October 1st as the Florida Marlins take on the Pittsburg Pirates. The Delray Beach based furniture manufacturer hopes to build awareness and support for the SOS Children’s Village and AmeriCorps, while providing an entertaining experience for the children, SOS staff, and the volunteers.
SOS Children’s Village provides foster children with a unique opportunity to flourish in a nurturing environment while empowering them to achieve their full potential. Since 1993 SOS has helped raise more than 255 foster children and with cornerstones such as keeping biological and foster siblings together in safe secure homes, in a village of neighbors and friends, each child is afforded a chance to grow into productive and mature young adults.
Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County is a national service program that recruits recent college graduates to provide literacy services to adults, children and youth in our community. This "domestic literacy Peace Corps" contributes over 42,500 hours per year by tutoring and teaching, providing reading enrichment activities for children, participating in community service projects and recruiting community volunteers.
Attending the event are approximately 100 children and staff from SOS, over 30 AmeriCorps members, and about 90 Twin-Star employees, friends and family. “Giving back to our community, and taking time to appreciate the people making a difference everyday in South Florida, is an important part of Twin-Star’s corporate make-up.” says Alexia Rouquette, Director of Marketing & PR for Twin-Star. “Everyone has been looking forward to Friday’s event for months now, and we can’t wait to see the smiles and excitement on everyone’s faces as the umpire calls out that first “Play Ball!”
In the past, Twin-Star has also held a “Take Your Dog to Work Day” event to collect supplies for Boca Raton’s Tri County Humane Society, assembled and shipped nearly 200 care packages to an Army Ranger Force overseas and to the Angels for Soldiers Foundation, and they also regularly donate their unique furniture to silent auctions and events held locally and nationwide.