Frame it Yourself, also located in downtown Westwood, supported the gala by donating custom framing for the jersey. The Wade jersey generated $2,100 at auction. A Kobe Bryant framed jersey also went for $1,000. Since 1899, Children’s Aid and Family Services has been recognized as a leader in adoption and specialty therapeutic services for children who have been severely traumatized and abused. Volunteers and staff work together to provide special needs adoption, early childhood education, foster care, counseling and other social services to children who are disadvantaged, at-risk or in crisis.
Girard Interiors has a long history of helping those who are most vulnerable. The store is presently holding a fund-raiser to benefit homeless, sick and injured animals through Friends of the County Animal Shelter (FOCAS). Girard Interiors will donate 5 percent of any purchase made during the month of April to animals in need.
Girard Interiors and Dwyane Wade Make a Difference for Local Children
Children’s Aid and Family Services recently held their annual Spring Gala at Hackensack Country Club which featured a wide assortment of culinary treats as well as silent and live auctions featuring unique and valuable items. One featured auction item, supplied by Girard Interiors of Westwood, was a jersey signed by their celebrity client, Dwyane Wade, point guard for Miami Heat and a gold medal winner in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Girard Interiors, with the request of “Make a Wish” helped make a very sick teenage girl’s wish come true. Girard designer, Kim Luikert worked with the teenager, her Mom and Make a Wish to fulfill her dream. We asked several suppliers to help with offering Girard’s additional discount in order to complete this wish. Cox manufacturing, Closets by Design, Masland Carpets and Stanley Furniture all agreed to help. What was even extra special about this “wish” .........Jay Lorenzo, furniture rep for Stanley, told his teenage son about this project. His son, Jason Lorenzo a Sr. at Manasquan High School, upon hearing about our request offered to pay for the complete wood trundle bed himself by working this past summer.
Article regarding this event, published in NY Times 10/26/08.
It was lights, camera action at Girard Interiors, Westwood NJ for a few days as HGTV shot on location for a new show titled “under one roof”. The program featured a Ridgewood NJ couple unable to decide among themselves, how to decorate their media/family room. HGTV requested Girard’s to help decide and participate in this show. Pictured Wendy Girard with Design show host and camera and audio crew on location at the Girard Interior Showroom.
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