Budget Blinds and Tailored Living Partner with NBC's George to the Rescue to Help the Boys and Girls Club

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Leading Home Improvement Companies Renovate a Community Room for Teens in Need

Boys & Girls Club of Newark celebrates their new teen room!

Budget Blinds and its sister company Tailored Living– two of the nation’s leading home improvement franchise systems – recently partnered with NBC’s popular home improvement show George to the Rescue to help renovate the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, NJ. The show features home improvement guru George Oliphant as he tackles home and community remodeling projects that benefit families and community organizations in need. The George to the Rescue episode featuring Budget Blinds and Tailored Living will air on NBC stations in major cities across the nation this Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th. Please check your local listings.

Every day, over 200 teens gather at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark to seek guidance and support from caring community role models. According to the Boys and Girls Club, about 50% of Newark teens never graduate from high school and they've made it a priority to try and change that statistic. The organization also aims to keep young African American men from becoming part of the nationwide statistic of 3 in 10 who will be in the criminal justice system before the age of 18. Learn more about the problem and how the Boys and Girls Club of Newark is making a difference here.

The Boys and Girls Club of Newark campus centers around a teen room that provides kids with a social atmosphere of community support, guidance, and education. The room hosts a variety of structured programs that foster responsibility, strength of character, and the importance of becoming a contributing member of society. Unfortunately, the room was in need of a renovation and the Boys and Girls Club lacked the resources to move forward with one. That's where Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and George to the Rescue came in.

In a surprise reveal, Budget Blinds and Tailored Living showcased the newly renovated room to some of the kids and staff of the Newark Boys and Girls Club. Using their proprietary interactive design software D'Vinci, Tailored Living provided organizational systems for the new room including an entertainment center and storage areas for books, computers and personal belongings. Tailored Living also installed a coat of durable flooring to offer an easy to clean and slip resistant solution for the high traffic room. Jay Feingold, Charlie Dennis and the rest of the crew at Tailored Living serving Northern New Jersey rolled up their sleeves and took care of professionally installing the organizational systems and flooring.

Budget Blinds installed motorized graphic shades on every window in the teen room that feature inspirational quotes from community and celebrity role models. Motorized graphic shades were chosen because they are easy to operate and are safe for kids since they don’t incorporate dangling cords. The graphic shades were made possible through a generous donation from Budget Blinds' shade manufacturing partner Draper Inc. and by the hard installation work done by Budget Blinds of Westfield franchisee David Powell.

“Using a solutions based approach, we were able maximize every square inch of the room while incorporating stylish design elements to make it a trendy and comfortable hangout for teens,” said Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living. “We are very excited to have had the opportunity to contribute to such a deserving organization in support of future generations.”

Tune in to NBC this weekend to watch Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and George to the Rescue help improve the lives of teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark.

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