Auction Raises Funds For ORIA Charity
SECAUCUS (July 25, 2011) – Twenty-three donated rugs were auctioned off at the July International Area Rug Market held in conjunction with the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market, with the proceeds benefiting the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) and the ORIA Charitable Fund.
“We would like to thank the ORIA Members who donated rugs to the Auction, as well as Charles Cashin of Amici Imports for organizing the shipment of the rugs and setting up the showroom,” said Lucille J. Laufer, Executive Director of The Oriental Rug Importers Association, Inc., a Secaucus, N.J.-based Trade Association that fosters ethical business practices and promotes the best interests of the Oriental Rug Trade in the United States. “Special thanks our co-sponsor Americasmart Atlanta who graciously donated the space and provided us with items needed to set up and run the showroom.”
ORIA Members who donated carpets are: Amici Imports, Aminco, Bashian, Capel Rugs, Concepts International, D & K Wholesale, Kalaty, KAS, Loloi Rugs, Marcella Fine Rugs, Momeni, Nourison, Oriental Weavers, Radici USA, Tamarian Carpets, Tibet Rug Company, Tufenkian Artisan Carpets