Dallas, February 5, 2009 – Homeward Bound in Dallas changes lives for clients struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Thanks to multiple donors, women at the Center will now enjoy a warm, welcoming and more comfortable environment while undergoing intensive treatment for their addictions.
The Center recently announced the completion of the renovation of its women’s unit renovation, made possible by donations of goods and services from multiple organizations and a grant from The Boone Family Foundation. This renovation involved a month-long effort by volunteers and staff to improve the therapeutic environment with the installation of new furniture and flooring, fresh paint and other improvements.
“The renovation is quite simply a miracle — a wonderful, beautiful, tangible miracle,” said Renee Breazeale, Program Director, Homeward Bound. “When we walk off the elevator now it feels like a welcoming home, so warm and comforting.” She added that the newly-renovated women’s unit “is a place of light and hope, a place of healing and compassion, a place of respect and honor, a place of safety and concern and a place where all women can feel nurtured, special, and cherished. The renovation is a transformative event that will impact many women’s lives to come.”
Garrett Boone of the The Boone Family Foundation praised the collaboration of businesses and volunteers that made the renovation a success.
“We are thrilled by the response from the businesses who contributed to make this renovation even more spectacular,” said Mr. Boone. “The depth of the coordination involving many people was inspiring to me all the while maintaining a consistent focus to keep the women comfortable.”
Among the improvements:
*Sherwin-Williams and 400 volunteers from the Volunteer Center of North Texas painted the interiors, brightening the unit with fresh pastel colors.
* Specified Floor Designs installed an ivory vinyl tile floor to replace the dark carpeting.
* The rooms were updated with new mattresses donated from Sleep Experts Rest Assured Foundation and beautiful bed linens donated by Peacock Alley.
* The Container Store donated Elfa drawer units.
* New blinds from Kensington Window Expressions, along with new chairs, blankets, pillows and shower caddies accessorized the newly-renovated rooms.
“We are honored to join with other local organizations that share the Boone Foundation’s passionate commitment to family and community,” said Mary Ella Gabler, founder and chief executive officer of Peacock Alley. “We can help create a safe comfortable haven, which is a powerful thing.”
“Sleep Experts is honored to support the efforts of Homeward Bound in helping families overcome abuse,” said Christine Cook, president of Sleep Experts. “We are dedicated to helping out in any way we can to share the comfort of a good night’s sleep with families who need it most. We are truly humbled to be a part of such an inspiring effort. ”
“The renovation was a complete transformation of our old women’s unit to one that is light and bright and uplifting for patients and staff alike,” said Diane Burns, Development Director, Homeward Bound. “The women in the unit were touched by the volunteers who came and put everything together. It is beautiful to see and it is beautiful to know that so many care about women who are striving to improve their lives.”
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s®, WaterSeal® and many more.
With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, and Southwest Division headquarters in Dallas, Sherwin-Williams(R) branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 3,300 company-operated stores and facilities across the country, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.
The Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT) is a 37-year old nonprofit whose mission is “making volunteerism a part of everyday life.” The VCNT connects people to causes by providing volunteers to more than 1,700 nonprofit agencies in North Texas.
Sleep Experts is a third-generation mattress retailer servicing the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and offering a broad selection of traditional and specialty sleep brand names, including Simmons, Beautyrest, Spring Air, Back Supporter, Tempur-Pedic, ComforPedic and Air Number. Sleep Experts is an Inc. 5000 company that has been chosen by D/FW consumers as the “Consumers’ Choice for Business Excellence” for mattress retailers for 2007 and 2008. Sleep Experts utilizes a portion of proceeds from every mattress sale toward helping families in need. Through its Community Connection Program “Rest Assured,” Sleep Experts recycles customers’ old mattresses for donation to area nonprofits in need, which also reduces landfill bulk. Sleep Experts has 33 locations. For more information, visit www.sleepexperts.com or call 1-888-55-SLEEP.
Peacock Alley is a premier manufacturer and importer of luxury linens for the bed and bath, known for impeccable quality and attention to detail. For fine linen and bath consumers, Peacock Alley products are a smart indulgence with high quality standards, classic and contemporary designs, soothing colors and the versatility to mix and match for personal expression-all with sharp attention to detail and long-lasting value. Peacock Alley is based in Dallas and was founded in 1973 by Mary Ella Gabler, Chief Executive Officer. Visit us online at www.peacockalley.com
The Container Store
The Container Store currently has 46 locations across the country. The Container Store offers free closet design services every day in its stores and online using Elfa, the premiere shelving and drawer system. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. Sales for fiscal year 2008 are projected at $650 million. The Container Store is privately held.
The Boone Family Foundation
The Boone Family Foundation is a resource for social change and innovation. Grants are primarily focused in Texas and support programs in three areas: advancing equity for women and girls; improving quality of life for children; and promoting environmental stewardship.