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Furniture manufacturers donate to United Way family center

 Industry veteran Joe Carroll, center, was named the Jack and Marsha Slane Child Advocate of the Year by the United Way of Greater High Point for his efforts in coordinating the donation of $60,000 worth of furnishings for High Point’s Center for Children and Families. With Him are Barbara Frye, left, local United Way executive director, and Hodges Carroll.Industry veteran Joe Carroll, center, was named the Jack and Marsha Slane Child Advocate of the Year by the United Way of Greater High Point for his efforts in coordinating the donation of $60,000 worth of furnishings for High Point’s Center for Children and Families. With Him are Barbara Frye, left, local United Way executive director, and Hodges Carroll.

HIGH POINT — A center built here to provide support for vulnerable infants, young children and their families received around $60,000 in furnishings donations from manufacturers.

Ameriwood, Calvin Klein, Hooker Furniture, Klaussner, Lexington Home Brands, Progressive Furniture, Sedgefield Lamps and Troutman Chair furnished the foyer, a reception room for parents and four classrooms inside the Center for Children and Families.

The center, the second of its kind in North Carolina, will be operated through a joint partnership between the United Way of Greater High Point and UNC-Greensboro.

The donations were coordinated by Joe Carroll, retired publisher of Furniture/Today. For his work, he was named the Jack and Marsha Slane Child Advocate of the Year at the UWGHP's annual meeting.

 

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