On November 1st, 2016 luxury kitchen recycler Renovation Angel presented nonprofit charity FOCUS North America with a $100,000 dollar donation to support their work with underserviced communities nationwide.
“The support from Renovation Angel has helped us strengthen our workforce development programs in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis,” said FOCUS Executive Director Nicholas Chakos. He continued, “Now thanks to the generous donation from Steve and his team we will also be able to grow these programs in Columbus and beyond.”
Though FOCUS has a number of worthy programs, the Renovation Angel donation will go specifically towards supporting their Summer Feeding and Workplace Development programs. In 2016, FOCUS distributed 46,000 meals in eight cities across seven states through their Summer Feeding program. By the end of the year they will have fed over 300,000 people suffering from food insecurity.
FOCUS addresses joblessness through varied means: employment counseling, job creation, job readiness training, and even ensuring that job seekers have appropriate workplace attire. They hold true to the belief that preparing people to secure and maintain employment is fundamental to helping them have stable and self-sufficient lives.
“We recycle kitchens and repurpose them for the greater good. Not only because it’s an eco-friendly and savvy way to renovate, saving homeowners thousands of dollars on their renovation projects, but because contributing to the vital work of charities like FOCUS is one of the most worthwhile endeavors an individual or organization can aspire to,” said Steve Feldman, President of Renovation Angel.
Renovation Angel is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to charitable outreach through the recycling and reclamation of luxury residential products. Luxury Donors receive: a full tax deduction, free professional white-glove removal/pack/transport services, reduced disposal costs, and the opportunity to support a number of worthwhile charities. Since 2005, Renovation Angel has created over $14 million in jobs, diverted over 25 million pounds from landfills, and distributed over $2 million to non-profit outreach programs. To learn more about Renovation Angel please visit RenovationAngel.org.