Twin-Star employees in new volunteer program
Clint Engel -- Furniture Today, December 4, 2013
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - As part of its new volunteer program, Twin-Star International educated students on the importance of fire safety.
The manufacturer, known for its Classic Flame electric fireplaces and Duraflame heaters, celebrated October's Fire Safety Month by organizing a Fire Safety Day at the Milagro Center, an arts and education school for children here.
Twin-Star partnered with the firefighters at the Delray Beach Fire Department, who taught fire safety tips and demonstrated their fire equipment for the students. Twin-Star volunteers helped the children color and build brown paper bag fireplaces as they talked about fireplace safety and sponsored a fire safety tips coloring contest through the scho ol and its Facebook page.
The Fire Safety Day was part of a recently launched volunteer program that gives employees up to eight hours of paid time off per year to perform volunteer service for a Twin-Star approved charity.
"It is our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to help strengthen the communities in which we work and live," said Denise Kantrowitz, Twin-Star's vice president of corporate operations. "We encourage our staff to become involved in their communities by lending their voluntary support to programs that enrich the quality of life and opportunities for all citizens.
Our new volunteer program will not only provide support for the community but will also foster employee collaboration and team building, enrich their lives and impact the morale and culture of Twin-Star in a very positive way."
Twin-Star employees Nekay Firmani, left, Alana Klein, Jade Fink, Denise Kantrowitz, Donna Jagru and Nick Walker volunteer to teach fire safety tips to students at Milagro Center in Delray Beach, Fla.
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