Volunteer Challenge 2013
UPDATE (5.29.13) K&H Custom Window Treatments stopped into The Perfect Fit today and installed beautiful new shades! The sun is shining bright today, and we are so happy that the team doesn’t have to fuss with the old, dusty curtains they once had. Take a look at this before-and-after!
The Perfect Fit is a non-profit organization in downtown Allentown that is dedicated to empowering low-income women who are interviewing or starting a new job by providing professional clothing & job assistance. The women are referred to the program, and all items that they take home with them are completely free. Professional attire is collected primarily through donations.
Last week, all employees of MKSD packed up our tools and spent the day doing some “field work” at the Perfect Fit on 11th & Hamilton in Allentown city. As part of the “Volunteer Challenge” by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, MKSD was teamed up with the Perfect Fit in hopes to provide our services to the non-profit. Utilizing our design and construction talents, we cut & framed a passage through one of the interior walls & rearranged racks to provide better usage of the space. We also took on many minor improvements including: repairing shelving, cutting and installing wood trim on doorways, painting, hanging artwork, rearranging items, folding & organizing clothing, putting up new dressing room curtains & racking. We received donations of furniture from local contract furniture dealerships; and we are in the process of aiding in the replacement of the dated & worn carpet throughout the space.
MKSD and The Perfect Fit would like to thank the following companies for their donations to this year’s Volunteer Challenge. Our scope of work would not have been possible without the generosity of these companies & their representatives:
- Corporate Environments, Bethlehem – Furniture: (2) task chairs, (4) guest chairs, (2) 6’ high bookcases & delivery
- Interior Workplace Solutions, Allentown – Furniture: (1) storage cabinet, (1) file cabinet, (1) white round end table & delivery
- Sherwin Williams, Allentown – Paint & Supplies: 4 gallons, paint trays, brushes & rollers
- Shaw Contract Carpet – Carpet Tile
- Bastian Carpet, Allentown – Carpet donation & installation
- K+H Custom Window Treatments, Trexlertown – New ‘Draper’ Window shades, hardware & installation
We hope our design & labor efforts will reflect the comfort of a “fresh start” that the Perfect Fit wishes to provide for the women they help!
Take a look at our ‘before and after’ photos & vote for MKSD’s renovation of the Perfect Fit by clicking the link: http://www.volunteerlv.org/ Votes are only $1 each, the minimum vote is $5.
Then visit our booth at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown on May 30 from 5:00-7:30 pm to see our design drawings and meet the women of The Perfect Fit. Winners of the Challenge will be announced. Register for the event at the Volunteer Center website.
You can always help the cause by donating your time or professional clothing (including shoes, handbags & jewelry) to The Perfect Fit at 1101 Hamilton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Allentown, PA 18101. Manager, Heidi Lennick, can be contacted at 610-871-5060.