TOANO, VA – Since 2006, Lumber Liquidators has donated more than $850,000 to the non-profit publishing house National Braille Press through its philanthropic program Lay It Forward.
The guiding principle behind Lay it Forward is to support organizations that will benefit generations to come. Lumber Liquidators, North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, views the program as an investment in the future, much in the same way a hardwood floor can be seen as a long-lasting investment which grows in character as an element of the home.
"National Braille Press empowers blind people to crush obstacles,” remarked Lumber Liquidators Founder and Chairman Tom Sullivan.
Through its programs and services, National Braille Press helps to promote literacy for young children while also advancing Braille technology in the digital age. The organization aims to provide access to educational materials and original books published by blind authors on topics such as Braille technology.
Lumber Liquidators has sponsored the Braille version of several children's books, including "Oh, The Place You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss, and two Braille editions from the popular "Harry Potter" series.
Brian MacDonald, President of National Braille Press, commented, "Lumber Liquidators makes a positive impact in the lives of many people through our partnership and we're grateful for their support."
In addition to supporting National Braille Press, Lumber Liquidators has contributed to organizations such as Shelter Box USA and Ronald McDonald House through Lay it Forward. It has also donated more than 300,000 square feet of flooring to nonprofit organizations, schools, arts facilities, and community groups.
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