Interview by Jan Osborn . Photo courtesy of AF Home Interiors.
AF Home Interiors has partnered with the Dallas Design District to create a weekly collection drive benefiting CitySquare and Jubliee Park and Community Center. The collection drive will kick off Saturday, April 18, 2020, and continue every Saturday and Sunday between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. until the pandemic subsides. AF Home Interiors will serve as the “drop off” location and is collecting diapers and baby goods, non-perishable food items, pet food and supplies, cleaning supplies and reusable plastic and paper bags. Collected items will be delivered every Monday morning to CitySquare and Jubilee Park for distribution within those communities.
“The current circumstances have made my heart heavy knowing that people are without. No one should go without essentials in life due to something beyond ones control,” said Baron Farha, Owner AF Home Showroom: A Furniture Company. “I have had a heavy heart knowing my own struggles in life and want to give back as much as I can. I was always taught to give whenever I can, and I feel it is my duty as a fellow human being to try and support our community and the people who have been struck by this. No one is better than the other, no one is exempt from losing everything. The panic I can imagine people are feeling is an unbearable feeling, and if we all ban together, we can at least take some of the burden away. No person should go hungry or stress about how they will manage to put the proper necessities on the table for children.”
Requested Items to be donated:
Diapers and baby goods of any kind: baby formula, diapers, wipes, etc.
Non-Perishable food items: pasta, canned chicken and canned tuna are preferred.
Other canned foods, dry goods, peanut butter, and rice are also appreciated.
Animal Care: Dog food, cat food, kitty litter
Cleaning supplies: Antibacterial hand soap, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and other cleaning supplies
Grocery bags: CitySquare operates a food pantry and is currently accepting reusable plastic or paper bags (no holes please).
Social distancing will be in effect, and volunteers will be taking necessary precautions. However, if you prefer to schedule a private drop-off, please email email@example.com or call (469) 372-0104 for an appointment. Volunteers are also available to do porch pick-ups. You can also order on Amazon and have it delivered to the showroom or directly to our non-profit partners.
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