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La-Z-Boy Owners Donate More Than $12,000 in Furniture to Home For Former Foster Youth

Local owners donated a sofa, leather chair, chaise lounge, two fabric chairs, an English hutch, five ottomans, and more!

Earlier this week, the local owners of six La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores in Northern California donated nearly $12,000 worth of beautiful
La-Z-Boy furniture to a privately funded home for recently emancipated foster youth in Placer County.  Purchased by a concerned citizen and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer, “Taylor House” is a six-bedroom, newly remodeled home located in downtown Roseville.  Once furnished, the home will welcome its first young women residents — all of whom are no longer able to stay in a foster care environment after turning 18 years of age — within the next few weeks.   

To help furnish the empty home, local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries owners Liz & Jim Reego donated a beautiful La-Z-Boy sofa, a leather chair, a chaise lounge, two fabric chairs, an English hutch/TV cabinet, five ottomans, a bedside chest, two rugs and a variety of home decor accessories valued at nearly $12,000 total.  The local La-Z-Boy owners would like to encourage other businesses and involved community members to follow suit by providing support to Taylor House, volunteering at CASA volunteer or working with foster youth.

“As long-time community members, our hearts go out to abused and neglected children and youth in need of a safe and nurturing home environment,” said Liz Reego, co-owner of six (soon to be seven) La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries showrooms in Northern California.  “We hope other businesses and community members will follow our lead and offer to donate, volunteer their time or find some way to support this worthwhile effort.”

Young women chosen to stay at “Taylor House” are required to be actively employed, pay reduced rent, remain drug and alcohol free and abide by the agreed-upon house rules as they bridge from a foster care environment to being completely independent and living on their own. 

 

About the author

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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