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Coverings recently announced that its exhibitors donated 150 pallets and 16 crates of tile, enough to fill seven trailers, to Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH), a non-profit industry partnership that provides ceramic tile and installation services to Habitat for Humanity projects across the country. A portion of the tile collected from the show will be used in the kitchens, entryways and bathrooms of Habitat for Humanity homes currently under construction in the Orlando area; the remaining tile will be sold through the Habitat Home Store in Orlando with 100% of the proceeds used to fund new Habitat for Humanity construction in Orlando. The Habitat Home Store estimates that sales of these donations will bring in a minimum of $40,000. The number of registered attendees for the recent Coverings 2004 show was 29,453 -- an increase of 10% over registered attendee figures reported by the show management company representing Coverings in 2003.
For more information on attending or exhibiting at Coverings, call (703) 683-8500 or visit http://www.coverings.com. TPFH can be reached at (770) 416-0200, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://tpfh.com.