Posted on October 4, 2017
October is widely known as Breast Cancer Awareness month, but we at Crossville aim to show our support to those facing this disease year-round. Every month of the year, we contribute a portion of proceeds from two of our glass tile products—Glass Blox and Origins Glass—to the Common Thread for a Cure.
The Common Thread for the Cure is truly a tie that binds the interior design and furnishings communities together. Through Helping Hands Grants, the organization offers financial support for families in these industries that are struggling with breast cancer. The grants provide practical financial support for everything from medical expenses that are not fully covered by insurance to daily expenses (i.e. – transportation costs, childcare, co-pays, lodging, etc) that come as a result of disease-related circumstances. Donations are made confidentially to help ease burdens and share hope in immensely tangible, meaningful ways.
Crossville recently served as a sponsor of the Common Thread for the Cure’s first-ever Texas fundraising event. This unique gathering, hosted in Waco⎯at the heart of central Texas, brought together members of the design community from Dallas, Austin, and throughout the region. The day was an amalgam of design learning, block partying, house touring (with stops at five homes featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper series), and memory making with colleagues and friends⎯longtime and new!
As with all Common Thread events, the goal of raising funds to help more people in the design community, and it was mission accomplished! All the hard work that went into the event resulted in more than just a fun time; it resulted in money being raised to make a practical difference in the lives of colleagues when they need it most.
Could you or someone you know benefit from a Helping Hands grant from the Common Thread for the Cure? Visit the organization’s website by clicking here to find details on applying and discover more about the special ways a Common Thread proves to be a tie that binds.