For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2015
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – December 17, 2015 – Mercy Housing California, one of the largest non-profit affordable housing developers in the state, today announced a generous and significant contribution from locally-owned Jerome’s Furniture. Continuing in their tradition of supporting local families across southern California, Jerome’s Furniture has provided close to $130,000 in funding to address resident needs of three affordable housing developments in Los Angeles and Orange Counties impacting 690 residents.
Jerome’s Furniture is spreading funding across three affordable housing developments to upgrade common areas and computer labs, support new furnishings for residents, and provide onsite services. Funding was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.
The upgraded computer lab and community room at Vineyard Town Homes in Anaheim, CA will give residents access to up-to-date technology that will help build their computer literacy skills and ensure that the space continues to invite safe and comfortable use by the families and children.
At Caroline Severance Manor in Los Angeles, CA formerly homeless residents now have new furnishings and kitchen items – Jerome’s Furniture has generously provided at-cost items to residents to support their transition to a new and more stable lifestyle.
Jerome’s Furniture funding will also help support programs and services at New Dana Strand Town Homes in Wilmington, CA for a full year. These services will help low-income families build a better future for their children.
“Jerome’s Furniture is extremely proud to be partnering with Mercy Housing in funding three affordable housing initiatives,” said Jim Navarra, Senior Vice President, Jerome’s Furniture. “As a family business, our involvement in the community in which we operate is a core value. It’s also part of being a good neighbor.”
To recognize Jerome’s Furniture for their contribution, today Mercy Housing is hosting a holiday-themed event at New Dana Strand Town Homes and will dedicate a plaque to Jerome’s Furniture. Representatives from Jerome’s Furniture, CBS Los Angeles, CBS EcoMedia, and Mercy Housing will be in attendance to help bring some extra holiday cheer to the families with arts & crafts activities, food, and beverages.
“By teaming up with Jerome’s Furniture, Mercy Housing will continue to enable those in need to build a better future by providing affordable homes and life-changing services,” said Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing California. “We extend our gratitude to Jerome’s for their very generous gift.”
“Affordable housing is the foundation upon which stable lives and thriving communities are built,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia. “It’s an honor to support Mercy Housing’s work to fill this critical need for families, seniors, and those with special needs, and we are grateful to Jerome’s Furniture for their generous collaboration on this effort.”
About Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing California (MHC) is the largest regional division of national nonprofit Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), a developer of permanent affordable housing and the largest nonprofit affordable housing owner in the country. MHI’s mission is to create stable, vibrant, and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.
Statewide, Mercy Housing California has developed more than 130 rental properties across 36 counties. Through the provision of safe, service-enriched housing, MHC strives to strengthen families and build healthy communities. For more information, please visit www.mercyhousingcalifornia.org.
About Jerome’s Furniture
Founded in 1954, Jerome’s Furniture is a family owned and operated business headquartered in San Diego, California with 11 showroom centers located across Southern California. Regarded fondly by generations of families, Jerome’s is known as the best furniture retailer for value (“Jerry’s Price’) and a wide selection of products. Recognized with numerous awards and a Top 50 retailer, customers know they can count on Jerome’s. Services such as same day delivery, interior design services and financing all work together to make the process of turning houses into homes an easy one. More information can be found by visiting www.jeromes.com
About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
EcoMedia was founded in 2002 by social entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto. The company’s mission is to harness the power of the advertising dollar to make tangible, quality of life improvements in communities nationwide. In 2010, after successfully partnering on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia was acquired by CBS Corporation, exponentially scaling its reach across television, radio, interactive, and publishing media.
Through EcoMedia’s patent-pending EcoAd, as well as EducationAd, WellnessAd, Viewers to Volunteers and Volunteering with the Stars advertising programs, national brands and local businesses provide millions of dollars in financial support to some of the nation’s most effective nonprofit organizations, funding critical veterans’, education, health and wellness, and environmental projects nationwide.
EcoMedia’s innovative and proprietary business model has fundamentally altered the advertising and nonprofit landscapes, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.
EcoMedia has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009), Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013), and the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” which honors individual and organizational leaders who are doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities.
By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd, EducationAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.