Tailored Living Renovates the Boys & Girls Club
Tailored Living and its sister company, Budget Blinds,
recently teamed up with NBC’s popular home improvement show George to the
Rescue to bring a facelift to The Boys and Girls Club in Newark, NJ. If you are
unfamiliar with the show, it features the renowned home improvement specialist
George Oliphant as he travels the nation completing remodeling projects for
families and community organizations in need.
For the episode featuring Budget Blinds and Tailored
Living, George improved the teen room that provides kids with a fun atmosphere
within The Boys and Girls Club in Newark, NJ. The Newark Boys and Girls Club
sees over 200 teens on a daily basis who are seeking guidance and support from
upstanding community members who volunteer their time at the club. According to
the Club, nearly 50 percent of Newark teens will fail to graduate from high
school and the Club has made it one of their primary goals to change this
statistic for the better. Along with helping students graduate from high
school, the organization seeks to keep African American teens from becoming
part of an alarming statistic that has three out of ten males in the criminal
justice system before the age of 18.
The teen room that was remodeled is used to host a
multitude of structured programs that promote responsibility, building of
character, and the importance of becoming a contributing member of society. It
also has a number of televisions, computers and other entertainment devices
that are only available for the teens to use after they have completed some of
the guidance programs. Using their 3D interactive design software, D’Vinci, Tailored Living showcased new
organizational systems that included an entertainment center and storage areas
for computers, books and personal belongings. Along with the extra storage
space, Tailored Living coated the floor with their special PremierGarage epoxy coating to provide a slip-resistant surface that is easy to clean and
aesthetically pleasing. Jay Feingold, Charlie Dennis and the rest of the
Northern New Jersey Tailored Living crew did an amazing job with the
renovations and are happy to be part of such an inspiring project.
To catch the episode on the air, tune into NBC 4 on April
27th at 10am EST to watch the crew get to work!