The great comedian and actor Bob Hope said “If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
This Saturday is Bottle Hill Day in Madison. The weather looks terrific, and what could be better than spending a day in a community you love? And, is caring for your community your routine? After spending some time on the corporate website the other day, I found myself inspired by the myriad of charitable activities extended by Carpet One Floor and Home stores throughout the U.S. Look at this list in naming just a few.
*In Lima, Ohio remnants of carpet are donated to college bound students for dorm rooms.
*In Miami, Florida, 400 phones have been donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
*In Flint, Michigan, a team of people works the food bank 2-3 times a year. In one session, the crew packed over 20,000 lbs of food.
*In Milwaukee, WI home improvement materials are donated to support the Community Warehouse which provides relief to neighborhoods in need.
*In, Sebring, FL, they’ve collected over 15,000 lbs of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank with a goal to donate 35,000 lbs of food this year.
*In Athens, GA, staff members donate time to the Red Kettle program – The Salvation Army.
*In Westland, MI, the staff aided 420 families with canned food, toys and winter attire so no child would be without Christmas.
*In South Hampton, NY, the owner visits the local hospital each week bringing snacks, refreshments and a willingness to help patients and their caretakers.
* In Madison, NJ All employees of Cramers Carpet One participated on May Day to do spring clean-up, lay 600 cubic yards of mulch and plant flowers to beautify the town.
With all that being said, we’re helping on Saturday with Bottle Hill Day too. I think we’ve been assigned to volunteer at the beer tent. That’s not a bad task, and I’m sure we’ll have fun. Come see us. Step out, participate and enjoy Madison! Why have heart trouble? Be part of something that’s all for the good.