California Closets of North Carolina and Virginia Announces Three New Charity Initiatives Across Two States

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The initiatives support two Ronald McDonald House Chapters and paws4people.

Ronald McDonald House of Wake/Durham Counties.

Ronald McDonald House of Wake/Durham Counties.

“The toy drive is a great way for the entire community to get involved and it will make a direct impact on the children.”

California Closets®, the iconic purveyor of stylish storage and design solutions, is pleased to announce several new charity initiatives. The initiatives support children and veterans through the donation of organizational solutions to two Ronald McDonald Houses, a toy drive, and the sponsorship of a 5K race.

“Giving back to the community is a high priority for us,” says Graziella Marengi, Co-franchise Owner of five California Closets locations. “Our incredible success is due in no small part to the support we’ve received from the community. We’re thrilled to be in a position to give back.”

California Closets of North Carolina and Virginia is donating organizational solutions for heavily-utilized rooms at the Ronald McDonald Houses in Durham, NC, and Richmond, VA. The chapters will receive the full California Closets experience which includes meeting with a designer, CAD drawings, brand new materials custom built for the space, and professional installation. The team is currently in the selection process and could provide organizational solutions to storage space, child play rooms, isolation rooms, or common areas depending on each chapter's needs. Those interested in supporting the Ronald McDonald House directly can visit https://rmhc.org/donate

In addition to the space transformation, California Closets of North Carolina and Virginia is hosting a toy drive for the Ronald McDonald House chapters in Durham and Richmond. “We wanted to do more and find a way to let the kids know they weren’t forgotten,” says Marengi. “The toy drive is a great way for the entire community to get involved and it will make a direct impact on the children.”

The drive is underway at the centrally located California Closets Design Center in Raleigh. Anyone interested in contributing to the Toy Drive may drop off new, unopened toys at the Design Center on or before December 12th, 2022. The Raleigh Design Center is conveniently located at 8411 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612 and is open Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

California Closets of North Carolina and Virginia is also a proud sponsor of the paws4people Veterans Day 5K in Wilmington, NC. The race is open to walkers and runners with and without dogs. Race registration is open now. All proceeds from the event benefit the paws4people foundation, which specializes in placing assistance dogs with veterans and service members living with service-induced trauma.

“Our military community has given so much of themselves. They deserve all the support in the world,” says Marengi. “Through the race sponsorship, we are helping to provide deserving veterans with the support animals they need. We hope that our support raises awareness and drives even more participation.” To register for the 5K race or donate to paws4people, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Wilmington/paws4people5K

California Closets is proud to support these initiatives and encourages all who are able to join them in supporting important community causes.

To book a complimentary design consultation, visit https://www.californiaclosets.com/

About California Closets®
As leaders in premium and luxury space management, California Closets helps people get more out of their homes while allowing people to show their individuality, add value to their homes, and make their lives easier.

Franchise owners Joe and Graziella Marengi offer California Closets custom storage solutions throughout North Carolina and Virginia. They understand the fast pace of people’s lives today and love the way custom storage can transform the most chaotic home into an organized sanctuary. With Design Centers in Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington, Virginia Beach, and Richmond, they and their expert teams strive to provide every customer with unrivaled personalized service tailored to their organizational needs.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Their vision is a world where all children have access to medical care and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care. RMHC provides more than 1.5 million overnight stays each year, helping families save nearly over $504 million in lodging and meal expenses.

About paws4people
The paws4people foundation was founded by Kyria Henry Whisenhunt in 1999, when she was just 12 years old, with the purpose of using dogs as a means of helping people. This nonprofit’s mission is educating and empowering people to utilize Assistance Dogs to transform their lives. They have over 1,200 highly trained Assistance Dogs with one or more certifications providing support in areas such as psychiatric service, mobility, and crisis response, just to name a few. Together, these dogs have made more than 1,000,000 contacts.

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