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A-1 Textiles Donates Lodging Conference Giveaways to Local Charities

Los Angeles, CA November 4th, 2014 – A-1 Textiles & Hospitality Products Inc., a leading hotel distributor, is pleased to announce the donation of 1,000 blankets to two Phoenix based charities, UMOM and StreetLightUSA. The desire to do something that has a greater impact than gifting blankets to Lodging Conference attendees was well received by the event organizers.

A-1 Textiles President, Carol Moran, says “For the past few years we’ve given away bathrobes and towels in the welcome bags at The Lodging Conference. Although they’ve been received with rave reviews, they are bulky and difficult to transport home. Rather than gifting year’s blankets to attendees, we are giving them to two organizations that truly need them”

A1-ladies-donates-12-14UMOM Resource Development Manager, Sharon Pederson, was in attendance to receive blankets for the organization. UMOM is the largest homeless shelter in Phoenix. The organization works to keep families together, housing families with children while working to build sustainable skills that give parents the ability to rebuild their family’s life. Pederson said “I’m thrilled that we will be receiving all of the beautiful blankets. Our facility experienced a flood earlier this year, which has taxed our resources more than usual and makes A-1 Textile’s generosity well timed.”

StreetLightUSA representative, Patsi Kovalesky, was also in attendance to accept blankets on behalf of her organization. Patsi told us “We can ALWAYS use the blankets. We have a shelter that houses 48 women, girls 11-18, that have been rescued from human or sex trafficking situations across the U.S.”. In addition, StreetLightUSA works with local law enforcement and others to assist hundreds of girls rescued from captive situations as stings take place and ‘clean up’ of Arizona continues in the Arizona’s Not Buying It campaign based in the greater Phoenix area. This tremendous need represents a lot of blankets that will stay with the program recipients as they recover and move forward in life.

Lodging Conference Co-Founder, Harry Javer, was thrilled when the idea to donate the blankets was presented to him. “I am very involved in a number of charities myself and have incredible respect for companies who choose to get involved in the communities. On the 20th anniversary of The Lodging Conference couldn’t be more proud that our event was the catalyst for donations for two charities in our host city of Phoenix.”

“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with these organizations for the next Lodging Conference event. Now that we are a full distributor in the hospitality industry, we will be able to give a broader depth of products to these wonderful initiatives,” says Moran.

Carol can be contacted at 800-351-1819 x 110 or a1textiles.com.

About: A-1 Textiles & Hospitality Products Inc.  A-1 Textiles and Hospitality Products™ is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a full distributor to the hospitality, offering top quality linen products and more to hotels and motels.
 Four strategically placed distribution centers nationwide and its main warehouse and corporate headquarters in Los Angeles make for easy fulfillment of hoteliers orders quick and efficient. A-1 Textiles has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the last five years and has also received numerous Diversity Awards and is certified by the WBENC as a woman owned business. Please visit www.A1Textiles.com for more information.

UMOM’s Mission: to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

UMOM New Day Centers has been dedicated to helping homeless families in need of life’s basic necessities. Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. We keep families together, we provide a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave. The face of homelessness in Phoenix has changed throughout the decades, and UMOM has risen to the challenge of providing food, clothing and shelter to those in need since its inception. More importantly, UMOM provides families facing homelessness with safe shelter, housing and support services so they can reach their greatest potential.

StreetLightUSA’s mission is to transition adolescent girls from trauma to triumph.

Through research, strategic partnerships, and innovative models of care, StreetLightUSA strives to be the nationally recognized leader in restoring the lives of adolescent girls who are victims of sexual trauma. StreetLightUSA is the largest residential center in the country serving victims age 11-17.We are helping girls find a new way forward so they can become independent, confident, and successful young women. Our programs consist of a three-prong strategy: public awareness through social media and community events that educate the public about the realities of child sex trafficking; working with the judicial and legislative systems to provide services for potential victims; and direct care that address medical, emotional, relational, and social needs through a Bio-Psycho Social-Spiritual Theoretical approach.

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