Volunteers will be wearing TPFH shirts and hats to identify themselves to exhibitors on the Coverings show floor.
Are you exhibiting at Coverings this year? Great! Are you planning to take everything back home with you? If not, please consider donating your excess product to Tile Partners for Humanity – our nonprofit partners would truly appreciate it!
And yes, this is the same donation program that Coverings exhibitors, in partnership with Coverings and Freeman, have supported in the past. This will be the EIGHTH year in a row that Tile Partners for Humanity has benefited from the generosity of exhibitors. In that time, we’ve collected DOZENS of trucks of tile, marble, granite, installation materials, tools, backerboard, cleaners, and sealers. Your donations have supported Habitat for Humanity partners in Orlando and Chicago as well as other community improvement organizations in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Indiana and California. This year, we hope to reach even more partners!
Coverings exhibitors have donated enough material to fill dozens of trucks over the years.
So how do you donate? Easy! Email Ally Venugopal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Herb Miller at email@example.com and let us know that you’d like to donate. We’ll ask you to let us know what you think you may have and where your booth will be on the show floor. You can let us know if your material will be available before the show opens or after it closes so we know when to collect it. Our volunteers will be on site before, during and after the show wearing Tile Partners for Humanity donation T-Shirts and will tag and label all of the pieces you wish to donate. Freeman has generously offered to remove all donated items from the show floor AT NO COST to exhibitors. If you need for us to organize or stack materials after the show, we can do that. We also ask that if you ship large pieces or slabs that you consider donating the packing crates used to get them to the show. If you don’t need them for other pieces, we’d truly appreciate them for transportation to our partners!
Tile Partners for Humanity is the partnership of tile industry members that collectively support Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit partners through donations of tile, installation materials, tools, and labor. Since 2003, the industry has contributed in excess of $23 million in materials and labor to Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit partners. In 2011, TPFH merged with Mountain Re-Source Center, a nonprofit that takes in large donations of ALL types of building materials and distributes them to nonprofit partners around the country. Through the merger, the tile industry will be able to serve an even greater number of families and organizations in need.
Be sure to register for the show today!