Capitol Lighting, the award-winning lighting experts, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity on a new, unique initiative, Making Lives Brighter. During the run of the campaign, now through February 28, 2012, customers will be able to donate their old lighting to any Capitol Lighting showroom in the South Florida and New Jersey areas to be repurposed in a Habitat for Humanity home or sold at one of their Re-Stores. In exchange for the lighting fixtures, lamps and fans contributed to the campaign, donors will receive a 10-percent discount toward any new lighting purchase as well as a tax deduction from Habitat for Humanity.
Capitol Lighting worked with South Florida native and host of his own D.I.Y. home restoration show, Rob Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, to film Public Service Announcements for Making Lives Brighter.
Vanilla Ice said of Making Lives Brighter, “Giving back is important to me and this is a cause that’s close to my heart. Repurposing is something I do on my show every day and the fact that Capitol Lighting and Habitat for Humanity are demonstrating what a difference it can make in someone’s life is really outstanding.” “Habitat is one of most respected charitable organizations providing an invaluable service to those in need,” added Eric Lebersfeld, President of Capitol Lighting. “The Capitol Lighting family is honored to be able to support such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter.”
About Capitol Lighting and 1-800Lighting.com
For more than 87 years, the lighting experts at the award-winning Capitol Lighting have helped customers in New Jersey and South Florida find the perfect lighting fixture from the largest selection. Capitol Lighting showrooms offer all lighting needs, from contemporary sconces and modern chandeliers to table lamps, outdoor and energy-efficient lighting – all at the most affordable prices available. For more information, visit Capitol Lighting, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing simple, decent, affordable housing to low-income families by working in partnership with those families. The Habitat for Humanity process goes back to the traditional values of reward through effort; each partner family is required to invest 500 hours of their own time in the construction of Habitat homes, with the majority of hours invested in what will become their own home.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity visit www.Habitat.org.