DAVACO DONATES RETAIL EXPERTISE TO LIFESAVERS FOUNDATION
Assistance Enables Resale Shop to Support Local Dallas Charities
Dallas, TX (November 1, 2005) — DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, recently provided in-kind donations valued at $100,000 to benefit the LifeSavers Foundation and the organization?s initiative to finish-out and open a retail space for Prestonwood Upscale Resale, a faith-based, nonprofit store in Dallas. DAVACO's contributions which included store planning services, equipment, materials, labor and marketing support were recognized at Prestonwood Upscale Resale's grand opening on October 22, 2005.
"We could never have come close to developing such a beautiful and workable space without the vision of DAVACO's interior plans and the skilled employees who worked hard until the job was complete," said Jody Mow, chair of the Board of Directors for the LifeSavers Foundation. "The generosity of DAVACO was incredible."
Designed to assist in meeting the financial needs of several Dallas-based counseling and crisis pregnancy centers, as well as offering new and gently used merchandise to the public at a reasonable price, the Prestonwood Upscale Resale store offers ladies', men's, children's and babies' apparel, purses, jewelry, household items, linens, dishes, and furniture.
"Helping Prestonwood Upscale Resale with their retail store was a philanthropic initiative where DAVACO could give back to the community in a way that utilizes our unique retail services capabilities," said Rick Davis, chief executive officer, DAVACO, Inc. "We were pleased to have the opportunity to offer our expertise to such a valuable cause and a credible organization like LifeSavers Foundation."
Since the store officially opened in early August, it has given away nearly $10,000 in aid to both hurricane victims and single pregnant moms and their children. Upscale Resale is located at 561 W. Campbell Road in Richardson. # # #
About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, and new stores. DAVACO offers a range of comprehensive services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: project management, design, store and marketing surveys, domestic and international sourcing, logistics and consolidation, store fixture and graphic installations, and soft- and hard-line merchandising programs. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas. For more information, visit www.davacoinc.com. # # #
About LifeSavers Foundation
The LifeSavers Foundation is a faith based, non profit organization, which exists to empower and assist those in crisis. The LifeSavers Foundation supports organizations that provide education, counseling, goods and services for those in a crisis situation. For more information visit www.LifeSaversFoundation.org.
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