Give back to communityThe end of the year is a chaotic time for every business – and the cabinet industry is no exception. You’re busy getting ready to close out the books for the year. Crunching numbers to  figure out if your team is getting their bonuses after paying back cabinet suppliers and fulfilling the rest of your orders for the year.  Let’s face it, the holiday season is upon us and with the typical craziness it brings it’s easy to forget those in need.

However, one cabinet manufacturer out in Northern Colorado is making an effort to give back to their community. This season Tharp Cabinets is teaming up with the Food Bank for Larimer County to launch their “Fill the Pantry” campaign. Tharp will be donating 200 meals to the food bank for every retail kitchen cabinet purchased through December 31st.

Additionally, Tharp’s 65 cabinet specialists at the company are currently collecting nonperishable food to donate to the campaign. According to Tharp Cabinet CFO Kayleen Fraley, “During this time of abundance often focused around the dining room table, we are coming together with our clients to help fill the pantry for those struggling today. Our goal is to provide 7,000 meals to our neighbors in Larimer County who need the help.”

Here at Breakfront, we are donating toys to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte for children. The Ronald McDonald House provides families a safe, comfortable and supportive environment while their children receive medical treatment at nearby medical facilities. For the toys, we elected to order copies of Petsapalooza’s Fur-Ever Home, the Animal Rescue Game, a cute game about caring for dogs and cats and helping them get adopted out to their ‘fur-ever homes’. These games will be placed in the House’s playrooms for the kids, and additional copies will be in the gift closet for selection during birthday celebrations. “A family can turn to the Ronald McDonald house for the emotional support, healing, and hope they need for them and their child. We are thrilled to support the Ronald McDonald House and we are all excited to know they are opening up in Charlotte,” says Lisa Furby, Director of Marketing for Breakfront.

So before you get bogged down in the end-of-year insanity, take a moment to see how your kitchen cabinet business can give back to your community.  Discuss with your team what causes are near and dear to their hearts, then come up with your game plan. Whether it’s donating money or volunteering to help those in need, people will see that you care – but best of all, you will be making a difference in someone’s life this holiday season.

Is your cabinet business getting into the charitable spirit this season? Let us know what you’re up to in the comments.

If you would like to support the Ronald McDonald House, you can donate directly from their website or contact your local Ronald McDonald House charity.