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JAN 2019

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MIAMI, FL — Cosentino Group partnered with 30 nonprofits for its 'Flavor of Fall' event series held late last year, raising funds for a wide variety of charitable organizations that serve the needs of their community. To celebrate the launch of its expanded Dekton Industrial Collection and newly un- veiled Dekton Stonika Collection, the com- pany, whose North American headquarters is based here, hosted 30 different fundraisers at Cosentino City Centers across the U.S. and Canada, with each benefiting a different charity. The series kicked off in Pittsburgh, PA on October 9th with an event to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. Both industry professionals and design enthusiasts were in- vited to attend, with 100% of funds raised going directly to the charity. "As a global industry leader, we recognize our success across the U.S. begins at the local level with our Cosentino Centers and City Centers," said Massimo Ballucchi, marketing director of Cosentino North America. "Fall marks a season of gratitude and thanksgiving. Each of these events allows us to say thank you and give back to each of the communities that have been such valued partners. This spirit is an integral part not only of the Cosentino fami- ly, but the organization as a whole." In addition to the Pittsburgh event, fund- raisers took place at the following Cosentino locations: Austin, TX, to benefit Habitat for Humanity's Design & Build for the Cause; Rochester, NY, to benefit Homes for our Troops; Denver, CO, to benefit Base Camp 40; Houston, TX, to benefit Houston Furniture Bank; Montreal, Quebec, to benefit Foundation Jasmine Roy; New Orleans, LA, to benefit New Orleans Infant Burial Foundation; Portland, OR, to benefit SAFE of Columbia County; Raleigh, NC, to benefit Bob's Buddies; St. Louis, MO, to benefit The National Children's Cancer Society; Fairfield, NJ, to benefit New Hope Integrated Behavioral Health Care; Minneapolis, MN, to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Orlando, FL, to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida; Calgary, Alb erta, Canada, to benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Calgary; Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Broward; Charlotte, NC, to benefit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation; Kansas City, KS, to benefit Camp Quality; Los Angeles, CA, to benefit Save Iconic Architecture Projects; Phoenix, AZ, to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance; Seattle, WA, to benefit Ladybug House; Washington, DC, to benefit ASID Foundation; Sacramento, CA, to benefit Sacramento Children's Home; Anaheim, CA, to b enefit Habitat for Humanity of Orange County; Atlanta, GA, to benefit Children's Charities; Chicago, IL, to benefit DIFFA Chicago; Honolulu, HI, to benefit Honolulu Habitat for Humanity; Philadelphia, PA, to benefit Laurel House; Salt Lake City, UT Grand Opening, to benefit The Inn Between; Nashville, TN, to ben- efit Vicki Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund; St. Louis, MO, to b enefit The National Children's Cancer Society, and Miami, FL, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. Kesseböhmer USA Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts WILMINGTON, NC — Cabinet storage sup- plier Kesseböhmer USA, based here, recently completed a fundraiser campaign to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (CENC) in the wake of two hurricanes that left many of the state's residents in grave distress. In an effort to assist the community in the aftermath of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the company created an online campaign, promising to match donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000, with the call for help promoted actively through the company's social media pages. The fundraiser ran from October 15 through November 30, with a special push for "Giving Tuesday." All monies collected were donated to CENC to help provide food, hygiene items and cleaning supplies to those most affected by the storms. "The Food Bank of CENC's reach is vast and enables us to give back to our community and beyond," stated David Ivey, managing director of sales and marketing for Kesseböhmer USA Inc., who noted that the Food Bank was select- ed for its ability to provide healthy, accessible nutrition to those in need, which then allowed those affected by the storms to allocate their precious financial resources to the rebuilding process. Cosentino Event Benefits 30 Nonprofits Carolina Almeida, general manager of Cosentino City Miami (left) and Angela Colley enjoy the Flavors of Fall event. (l. to r.) Alvaro Gonzalez, Cosentino regional director, South East U.S.; Carolina Almeida, Voytek Farber and Isabel Rosenblath pose for a photo. Isabel Rosenblath, Cosentino North America customer service representative, welcomes guests to the Miami charity event. Guests at Cosentino City Miami view the newly launched Dekton Stonika Collection at the event, one of 30 held throughout the U.S. and Canada. Photos: Courtesy of Cosentino 26 Kitchen & Bath Design News • January 2019 CHARITABLE ENDEAVORS

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