Believing that all children deserve to enjoy a summer camp experience that inspires youth on so many levels, from sports, arts, music and nature to life-long friendship-making, Sklar Furnishings made sure that 25 children got that opportunity through its Chairs-of-Care fundraising program held during its free community ‘fun’ and ‘fund’ raising SunTime, FunTime fest at its 22,000-square-foot showroom. With support rallied by the generosity of shoppers and event attendees and increased by matching funds from Sklar, the contemporary furnishings leader underwrote scholarships to attend summer camp at Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC). “We so appreciate the ‘longtime giving’ by Sklar Furnishings,” noted FFCDC Executive Director Ellyn Okrent. “Its innovative and fun Chairs-of-Care program ensured that dozens of children had a safe and fun place to enjoy the summer while their parents remain strong in the work force.” FFCDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children from economically challenged families with the goal of preparing children for a lifetime commitment to learning and empowering their families to build a brighter future. Through education, employment assistance, and a powerful support system of teachers and staff that truly care, FFCDC believes that every child should have the chance to learn, grow, and experience success in school and life regardless of their ability to pay. “Since our future will be guided by today’s youth, all of us in business today must take social responsibility to help cultivate our next generation of leaders and workforce,” noted Pat Howard, co-owner of Sklar Furnishings with husband Rick Howard who both work to make a positive difference in Sklar’s immediate community and beyond while being a good steward to the planet in its day-to-day operations and personally, in its team’s personal lives. “The more talent children can hone and opportunities for mentoring, social interaction, relationship-making, exposure to the arts and acquisition of new skills they can have, we are all better for it. Our whole team of design professionals and client services staff at Sklar Furnishings is pleased to once again support the great work, care and nurturing by Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.” Complete with a full team of credentialed home and office designers and space planners, Sklar Furnishings — the only independent contemporary furniture showroom and design center of its kind in the region — provides high levels of design and service with customization at the foundation of its philosophy. As an industry leader committed to “Your Space, Your Lifestyle, Your Choice,” Sklar works with selected high-end furniture, accessory and lighting suppliers from North America, Italy, Scandinavia and the Far East to offer customers maximum freedom in expressing their personal style by specifying the exact color, fabric, wood finish, shape and size of their furnishings. From sofas to dining tables, chairs and wall units, clients can literally design themselves by choosing the colors, finishes, fabrics, size and configurations to fit their requirements. For more information, visit www.sklarfurnishings.com or ask for a Sklar Furnishings Design Associate at 561.600.9245.