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PARALLELTEK Increases Support for ANEW by Becoming a Sustaining Sponsor

Santa Fe Springs, CA – June 4, 2014: PARALLELTEK is pleased to announce that it has raised its level of support for nonprofit, ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide) from Patron Sponsor to Sustaining Sponsor. ANEW is a public nonprofit organization dedicated to stewarding surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for donation to underserved communities.

“We are thrilled to elevate our level of giving and relationship with ANEW,” says Anthony Minite, President of PARALELTEK. “What ANEW has been able to accomplish in the past nine years is extraordinary and it’s an honor for us to be in a position to help them continue their great work.”

PARALLELTEK President Anthony Minite has been a supporter of ANEW since its inception nine years ago and also serves as the Chairman of the board of directors for the organization.

Minite co-founded PARALLETEK in 2013 and immediately signed on as a Patron sponsor.

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ANEW Announces New Sponsorship Support from Goodwill and Increased Support from PARALLELTEK and Antea Group

Goodwill Southern California Joins as a Patron Sponsor 

PARALLELTEK Increases Support at Sustaining Sponsor 

Antea Group, USA, Increases Support at Patron Sponsor

Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2014: ANEW is pleased to announce a new Patron Sponsor, Goodwill Southern California, as well as an increase in support from current sponsors PARALLELTEK and Antea Group, USA. Santa Fe Springs-based technology company PARALLELTEK is raising its level of support from Patron Sponsor to Sustaining Sponsor. Antea Group, USA is also moving its level of sponsorship from Alchemist Sponsor to Patron Sponsor.

“The support from these amazing companies is truly astounding and I am humbled by their commitment to our mission,” says Rose Tourje, founder & president of ANEW.

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“Opening the Doors to Change” Door Design Contest Winners Announced – All Entries on Display in Norwalk ReStore

Local Youth Advocate for Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles during Act! Speak! Build! Week

Los Angeles, CA – April 9, 2014: In line with this year’s theme, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) sponsored “Opening the Doors to Change”, a design activity and competition to kick off a national youth advocacy program, Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW), April 6-12, 2014. Students were asked to decorate a common door in a creative and artistic way to bring attention to the need for affordable housing and ASBW. Entrants submitted photos to Habitat LA and the winners were announced Saturday, April 5th during a special reception held at the Norwalk ReStore.

“Today’s youth are incredibly passionate and connected, so engaging them to spread the message about the need for affordable housing is extremely powerful,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO, Habitat LA.

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Carrie Coffey Joins Deconstruction & ReUse Network in Los Angeles

Laguna Beach, CA – January 23, 2014: Deconstruction & ReUse Network, Inc. (DRN) is thrilled to announce Carrie Coffey has joined the organization as a representative in Los Angeles County. DRN is an environmental and social benefit 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting and empowering deconstruction practices and the reuse of quality building materials through collaboration. Ms. Coffey joins a successful team led by Los Angeles Regional Manager Myles McGray and will help expand outreach to the region.

“We are experiencing solid growth throughout California, particularly in the Los Angeles area so we are delighted to have Carrie on board with us,” says Lorenz Shilling, DRN president and founder.  “Her hands-on experience in home remodeling and passion for reuse and recycling is a great advantage for us in being able to support the needs of our partners and reach our goals as an organization.

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Delta Air Lines Employees to Build Third Habitat for Humanity Home in Long Beach

More than 2,000 Delta employees volunteer on construction from coast to coast

 Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2013) – Delta Air Lines employees are rolling up their sleeves to renovate another home with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) as part of a multi-build volunteer effort. More than 2,200 Delta employees will help build Delta-sponsored homes in six cities through November.  This year Delta Air Lines employees will help to completely rehabilitate a Spanish style home located in North Long Beach. Renovation kicks off Thursday, September 12 and is expected to be complete by the dedication, which is scheduled for October 30th.

 “Delta is a wonderful partner and we are eager to get started on building our third home together in Long Beach,” said Erin Rank, President/CEO, HFH GLA.

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Tracy Backus of Teknion Honored with the ANEW Social Sustainability® Champion Award

Backus Recognized for leading Teknion with a Social Conscience 

[Pasadena, CA – November 26, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) capped off this year’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo by recognizing Tracy Backus of Teknion as the latest recipient of the ANEW Social Sustainability Champion Award. As Teknion’s Director of Sustainable Programs for the U.S., Backus is a champion for ANEW and the notion that achieving sustainable end-of-life options for office furniture makes good social, environmental and business sense.

The Social Sustainability Champion Award recognizes individuals, like Backus, who advocate a call to action regarding the importance of strengthening communities by serving the non-profits, charities and public agencies within them.

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ANEW & USGBC-LA Announce Partnership to Serve Communities Through the Repurposing of Surplus Assets

Begins with Support of 15 New Libraries in Chihuahua, Mexico

 [Pasadena, CA – October 08, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) and the United States Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) have announced a partnership to team up on projects that will have a positive environmental and social impact on communities locally and beyond. The announcement came Friday, September 28th at the USGBC-LA’s 8th Annual Green Gala event.  ANEW and USGBC-LA have committed to work with the World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA) organization to build 15 libraries in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW said: “Anytime we are called upon to serve those in need, we are living out our daily practice of “doing”.

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ANEW Welcomes AIS as a Steward Sponsor

[Pasadena, CA – August 21, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) has partnered with AIS, a leading commercial furniture manufacturer, to promote the practice of redirecting surplus office furniture to public agencies and charities. AIS has signed on as a Steward Sponsor and, in addition to funding, will also provide ANEW as a resource to its clients who are faced with the task of liquidating surplus furniture, fixture and architectural materials.

Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW said:  “When asked, most companies will say they want to do the right thing for their community and the environment. Crossing the threshold and taking action is what matters most. We’re talking about people coming together for a single purpose – to unite social responsibility with environmental sustainability. AIS is a progressive company that values this practice and is enthusiastic about creating positive change.

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Bentley Prince Street Presents Illuminated Linen™ – Inspired by Vintage California Fashion Houses of the 1940s & 1950s

Unexpected Depth & Texture Ideal for Corporate, Government, Hospitality and Retail Settings

[City of Industry, CA – July 17, 2012] Illuminated Linen first debuted at NeoCon 2012 and Bentley Prince Street is proud to announce its official launch.  Its unique texture, made possible with exclusive Invista® yarns, gives Illuminated Linen a look and feel unlike any other carpet product in the marketplace. With a non-traditional pattern and smart color line, Illuminated Linen is available in broadloom, three carpet tile sizes, and area rugs.  Corporate, government, hospitality and retail settings feel complete, yet open – and illuminate beautifully with a sense of calm.

“Whether you’re looking to add warmth or soften hard surfaces, this product will outperform and outshine the competition,” says Anthony Minite, president.

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Visiting College Track Boyle Heights with ANEW

Angela Moore, Enrique Legaspi, Rose Tourje

Touring the new space for College Track Boyle Heights at Roosevelt High School in L.A.  with co-director, Enrique Legaspi and Rose Tourje of ANEW.  ANEW donated beautiful repurposed furniture, while Bentley Prince Street donated approximately 300 yards of brand new carpet tile.

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