BROOMFIELD, CO (October 2018)—Hunter Douglas, the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments in North America, has partnered with the Colorado Chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children to provide them with safe and healthy environments in permanent homes, to highlight National Window Coverings Safety Month (October).
Details of the partnership include Hunter Douglas installing all new cordless blinds in the CASA office in Greeley, CO, training for CASA volunteers on compliant window coverings during home inspections, as well as keeping track of ‘Safety Impressions.’
"Hunter Douglas and the Window Covering Safety Council appreciate the continued support of the Colorado CASA organization to make safety impressions that help identify older, unsafe window covering products in the homes of CASA children, and to communicate the steps that can be taken to update older blinds with the help of the WCSC free retrofit kits," said Michael Cienian, Hunter Douglas Vice President of Quality Assurance.
“CASA Volunteers regularly visit homes of parents, grandparents, other relative placements, and foster parents’ on the cases they serve. Helping to share information about the dangers of hazardous window coverings is a simple extension of our CASA work to help keep children safe,” said Jenny Bender, Executive Director, Colorado CASA. Bender continued, “Colorado CASA is extremely grateful for Hunter Douglas and their heart to keep children safe and out of harm.”
Hunter Douglas employs many CASA volunteers. “I decided to become a CASA volunteer after learning about how the CASA program works and all of the remarkable resources available to families. More importantly, I wanted to be part of a program that made a positive difference for kids,” said Susan Burton, Hunter Douglas Test Lab Manager in Broomfield, CO. “My case involves some amazing little kids that deserve to always feel love and consistency in their lives. If I can help a little person feel optimistic and build memories that make them smile, it will all be worth it,” continued Burton.
Deeply invested in child safety and compliant window coverings, Hunter Douglas hopes to roll out this partnership on a national level in the coming years.
About Hunter Douglas, Inc.
Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments in North America and a major manufacturer of architectural products. Get details at www.hunterdouglas.com.
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