Plainview, New York – May 9, 2014, The Fabric Mill, with support from the Long Island Volunteer Center, announces “Decorator Madness,” a storyboard competition for interior designers and those with a flair and passion for decorating. The Fabric Mill is giving back to the community by helping a family that was impacted by Superstorm Sandy and bringing a room in their home back to life in style!
Allison Bassen, owner of the Fabric Mill, explained, “We still see customers almost two years later trying to rebuild and decided to help knowing the importance of ‘there’s no place like home’. Organizing this event has been incredibly refreshing with the generosity of our sponsors and is a wonderful opportunity for a decorator to donate their time and to gain recognition for their talents.” When people asked the creator of “Decorator Madness”, Carly Bassen, what she was doing during Superstorm Sandy, Carly asked herself, “What can I do to help?” Carly created this design competition to benefit a family that had been devastated by the storm as a way to give back.
On Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 7 pm to 10 pm at The Fabric Mill, 219 South Service Road, Plainview, NY, contestants will be given a theme and one hour to create their storyboard masterpiece utilizing the beautiful fabrics in the Fabric Mill store. Each contestant will then give a short presentation to a panel of professional judges. The winner of the contest will work with the family to create an oasis for the family to enjoy. This Fabric Mill contest is a shining example of volunteers bringing their talent, skills and resources to help those who continue to feel the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.
If you are interested in participating in “Decorator Madness,” please register by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information or by calling (516) 465-6400. Contestants MUST register in advance to participate in the “Decorator Madness” contest. There are 100 spots available to contestants so be sure to register now! Registration will close once all spots have been filled or until May 14, 2014, whichever occurs first.
Safavieh, Hunter Douglas, Elements Distinctive Lighting, Thomasville Furniture, Sherwin Williams, Peykar Rugs, C & S Granite and Marble, Hallman Furniture and Strokes of Creativity are generously donating to “Decorator Madness”. The storyboard competition winner will also be featured in House Magazine.
Thousands of volunteers have responded in the aftermath of Sandy to help Long Islanders get back on their feet. Everyone has something to offer! The Long Island Volunteer Center continues to recruit skill-based volunteers for the Civilian Emergency Response Corps (CERC), a statewide initiative to respond and to assist in ongoing Sandy recovery efforts and to develop a network of volunteers who will be able to respond in future disasters.
About Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC): The Long Island Volunteer Center is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round, and its services are provided free of charge. The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island.
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