Furnishing Hope Debuts In Atlanta
AmericasMart® will join City of Hope’s National Home Furnishings Industry Board of Directors in its inaugural Atlanta program, Furnishing Hope, to support cancer and diabetes research at City of Hope National Medical Center, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., AmericasMart vice chairman, president and chief operating officer.
Staged in conjunction with the January Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and Atlanta International Area Rug Market®, Furnishing Hope marks the first official City of Hope-associated home furnishings industry initiative produced at AmericasMart. “Home Accents Today” extends the collaboration as official media partner for Furnishing Hope 2016.
“Furnishing Hope unites us in a common mission for the benefit of all lives touched by City of Hope’s groundbreaking work,” Portman notes. “It is our great privilege to help facilitate an effort of this scope and scale. Those exhibitors choosing to participate will honor and advance a cause to which we are firmly committed,” Portman adds.
The day of giving is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, when AmericasMart home furnishings and gift exhibitors will have the opportunity to support City of Hope by making a corporate donation or pledging to donate a portion of sales completed on that day. Exhibitor participation is strictly voluntary through direct interaction with City of Hope’s National Board of Directors for the Home Furnishings Industry. All funds raised will benefit ongoing research that impacts cancer and diabetes treatment worldwide. AmericasMart exhibitors wishing to participate in Furnishing Hope 2016 can find complete details at www.CityofHope.org/furnishinghope. FURNISHING HOPE DEBUTS IN ATLANTA 2/2
“City of Hope’s debut on the AmericasMart stage represents a huge step forward in its home furnishings industry presence and relevance,” observes John Haste, senior vice president/Business Development, Surya, and a City of Hope National Home Furnishings Industry Board member. “We believe Furnishings Hope will be a catalyst for advancement with new support emerging from the large and growing ranks of Atlanta’s exhibitor community,” Haste adds.
For more information about the January Market, please visit www.AmericasMart.com/January.