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!