Window coverings franchise, Budget Blinds, along with its sister company Tailored Living, recently partnered with NBC’s popular home improvement show George to the Rescue to help renovate the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, NJ. Every day, over 200 teens gather in a teen room at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark to seek guidance and support from caring community role models. According to the Boys and Girls Club, about 50% of Newark teens never graduate from high school and they’ve made it a priority to try and change that statistic. To learn more about the problem, and how the Boys and Girls Club is making a difference, visit here.
Because of years of use by different generations of teens, the teen room was in dire need of a renovation, and the Boys and Girls Club lacked the resources to move forward with one. After hearing about this situation, Budget Blinds was eager to help such a worthy cause.
Budget Blinds installed motorized graphic shades featuring inspirational quotes on every window in the teen room. Motorized shades were chosen because they’re inherently kid-friendly and easy to operate. The graphic shades were made possible through a generous donation from Budget Blinds’ shade manufacturing partner Draper Inc. and by the hard installation work done by Budget Blinds of Westfield franchisee David Powell.
Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living, comments about what a great experience this renovation was for Budget Blinds. “It was a pleasure to utilize our blind business for such a great cause — we were able to maximize every square inch of the room while incorporating stylish and functional design elements to make it a trendy and comfortable hangout for teens. We are very excited to have had the opportunity to contribute to such a deserving organization in support of future generations.”
Be sure to tune in to NBC 4 on April 27th at 10am EST to watch Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and George to the Rescue improve the lives of teens at the Boys and Girls Club in Newark!