Reading & Learning Center Recap
Haywood and Blackman both spoke to the children in attendance about the importance of reading and getting an education, listening to their teachers. Reading was especially important in Haywood’s life growing up as his mother was a librarian.
The newly-renovated center received new HP technology resources and other amenities compliments of the Mavs Foundation, a new paint job compliments of AkzoNobel Paints and The Home Depot Foundation, interior design services courtesy of BOKA Powell and new furniture courtesy of BKM Total Office of Texas. Additionally, a team of network professionals from BeautiControl donated their time to set up and install the server, printer and other HP technology.
This year’s project took steps to be “green” by incorporating VOC-free paint from AkzoNobel’s Freshaire Choice line and sustainable, environmentally-friendly furniture, including reupholstered Criterion chairs, from BKM’s “Re-Creations” division. Additionally, the Park South Branch’s obsolete computer equipment will be recycled April 9 through the Dallas Mavericks E-Cycle Drive presented by Samsung and URT (Universal Recycling Technologies).
About the Dallas Mavericks Foundation
The mission of the Dallas Mavericks Foundation is to assist young people through programs stressing education, good health and skills necessary for their future success. Established in October 1996, the Mavs Foundation is dedicated to inspiring and motivating youth to take their education seriously, strive for healthy bodies and minds, become involved in community service activities, set personal goals, visualize their dreams and take responsibility for their own lives and neighborhoods. The Mavs Foundation supports programs and organizations that address the community's most pressing problems involving youth, specifically education, good health and community service activity. Visit www.mavsfoundation.com for a complete listing of previous award recipients and programs.
About AkzoNobel Paints
AkzoNobel is one of the world’s leading industrial companies serving as the largest global coatings manufacturer, a major worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and number one in decorative paints and performance coatings. Committed to developing innovative products and cutting edge sustainable technologies, AkzoNobel endeavors to deliver whatever customers require, wherever and whenever they need it. Based in the Netherlands, AkzoNobel employs approximately 68,000 people in more than 80 countries, is a Fortune Global 500 company and is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Additionally, the company is the Chemicals Industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and is included on the FTSE4Good Index. Headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio, AkzoNobel’s United States Decorative Paints operations produce decorative coatings brands such as Glidden, Dulux, Ralph Lauren, Devoe, Sikkens, Flood, Fuller-O’Brien and Liquid Nails caulks and adhesives. Products are sold through AkzoNobel company stores, national/retail outlets and independent dealers in the United States and Puerto Rico and are exported internationally. AkzoNobel is an official corporate partner of Major League Soccer and the Glidden brand is the official paint of Major League Soccer. Visit www.akzonobel.com and www.glidden.com for more information.
About BOKA Powell
BOKA Powell provides architectural design, interior design and master planning for clients across the United States and Mexico. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Austin and Fort Worth, BOKA Powell is on the leading edge of creating vibrant, economically feasible projects using fully-integrated design services. Recent projects include Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison, Dallas Convention Center Hotel, Saint Ann Court in Dallas and a portfolio that includes corporate headquarters, commercial office, higher education, healthcare, mixed-use, hospitality, multi-family residential and masterplanning. Visit www.bokapowell.com for more information.
About BKM Total Office of Texas
BKM Total Office of Texas serves corporate, healthcare, education and hospitality organizations by furnishing the right workspace every day. A Certified Woman-Owned Enterprise with more than $40 million in annual revenue and 80 employees, BKM is Steelcase’s leading provider in this market. As part of the sustainable effort for this project, BKM’s “Re-Creations” division donated chair reupholstery and refurbished activity tables. Visit www.bkmtexas.com for more information.
About The Home Depot Foundation
Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports non-profit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. The Foundation’s goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to non-profit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees and built or refurbished more than 1875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces. Visit www.homedepotfoundation.org for more information and follow The Home Depot Foundation on Twitter @homedepotfdn.
About BeautiControl and The WHO Foundation
BeautiControl is an international direct-sales company with an independent sales force offering high quality skin care and spa treatment products. BeautiControl is committed to giving back to local communities across the United States and Puerto Rico through its charity of choice, The WHO (Women Helping Others®) Foundation. The Foundation supports community-focused charities serving the overlooked needs of women, children and families. BeautiControl is a subsidiary of Tupperware® Brands Corporation. For more information, visit www.beauticontrol.com or www.whofoundation.org or call 1.800.BEAUTI.1.