Thursday, April 7, 2011

Twin-Star International takes to the ballpark with SOS Children’s Village and local Literacy AmeriCorps volunteers

Twin-Star International welcomes the kids and staff from the SOS Children’s Village, and AmeriCorps volunteers working with the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, to Sun Life Stadium on Friday, October 1st as the Florida Marlins take on the Pittsburg Pirates. The Delray Beach based furniture manufacturer hopes to build awareness and support for the SOS Children’s Village and AmeriCorps, while providing an entertaining experience for the children, SOS staff, and the volunteers.

SOS Children’s Village provides foster children with a unique opportunity to flourish in a nurturing environment while empowering them to achieve their full potential. Since 1993 SOS has helped raise more than 255 foster children and with cornerstones such as keeping biological and foster siblings together in safe secure homes, in a village of neighbors and friends, each child is afforded a chance to grow into productive and mature young adults.

Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County is a national service program that recruits recent college graduates to provide literacy services to adults, children and youth in our community. This "domestic literacy Peace Corps" contributes over 42,500 hours per year by tutoring and teaching, providing reading enrichment activities for children, participating in community service projects and recruiting community volunteers.

Attending the event are approximately 100 children and staff from SOS, over 30 AmeriCorps members, and about 90 Twin-Star employees, friends and family. “Giving back to our community, and taking time to appreciate the people making a difference everyday in South Florida, is an important part of Twin-Star’s corporate make-up.” says Alexia Rouquette, Director of Marketing & PR for Twin-Star. “Everyone has been looking forward to Friday’s event for months now, and we can’t wait to see the smiles and excitement on everyone’s faces as the umpire calls out that first “Play Ball!”

In the past, Twin-Star has also held a “Take Your Dog to Work Day” event to collect supplies for Boca Raton’s Tri County Humane Society, assembled and shipped nearly 200 care packages to an Army Ranger Force overseas and to the Angels for Soldiers Foundation, and they also regularly donate their unique furniture to silent auctions and events held locally and nationwide.

“By inviting our staff and their families to participate in this exciting evening, I hope we’re opening their eyes, as well as our community’s, to the important work that SOS Children’s village and Literacy AmeriCorps do.” Says Mark Asofsky, Twin-Star’s President & Founder; a sentiment that after Friday will surely be shared by all. Twin-Star International was founded in 1996 and is the manufacturer of ClassicFlame Electric Fireplaces; the finest furniture in the electric fireplace industry, and of Tresanti Media Consoles and Tresanti Refrigerated Wine Cabinets; changing the way you view entertainment.
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Twin-Star Intl. Rubs Elbows with the Stars at VIP SAG Awards Gifting Suite

Twin-Star Intl. recently seized a star studded opportunity to have their ClassicFlame Electric Fireplaces in front of an impressive roster of celebs at a gifting suite celebrating Hollywood legend, Ernest Borgnine, who received 2011 Screen Actor’s Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

Celebrities such as Christopher McDonald, better known as “Shooter McGavin,” from Happy Gilmore, Jennifer Finnegin, star of ABC’s hit comedy Better With You, and Jonathan Silverman best known for his leading roles in the films Weekend at Bernie’s and Caddyshack, were all impressed with the realism and exceptional quality of ClassicFlame’s inserts and mantels.

Another hot button topic that had the who’s who of TV and film buzzing were the environmentally conscious initiatives of Twin-Star Intl. as a company, and of ClassicFlame‘s Electric Fireplace Inserts. Unlike gas and wood burning fireplaces, electric fireplaces emit no Carbon Monoxide, leave no indoor or outdoor pollution and do not require the consumption of wood or fossil fuels. Additionally, 100% of the electric input energy is converted to heat, if so desired, which will warm the room without overheating or wasting energy by heating other rooms that are rarely used.

As the eco-friendly alternative to wood, gas and gel fuel fireplaces, and as a furniture manufacturer with its finger on the pulse of trends, ClassicFlame is poised and ready to move their technology and designs into the homes of a new celebrity driven and environmentally conscious generation.

Other celebrities who were impressed with ClassicFlame include Reality Show and Sitcom star Scott Baio, Kevin Sorbo, star of Hercules and The OC, Doris Roberts from Everybody Loves Raymond, movie & TV icon, Ed Asner, Estelle Harris from Seinfeld, Dot Jones, Max Adler and Iqbal Theba from GLEE!, Chris Rich from Boston Legal and Reba and Rex Lee from Entourage.

ClassicFlame has received numerous awards for their finely crafted furniture including 2010 - 2007 Platinum, Gold and Silver ADEX Awards for Design Excellence. They were also awarded “Best of Market” by Furniture Today in 2004 - 2011. The 2004 Award by Furniture Today represented the first time an Electric Fireplace manufacturer has ever received a Best of Market Award.

ClassicFlame is an electric fireplace brand within the Twin-Star International portfolio. Twin-Star, founded in 1996, is located in Delray Beach, FL. 

For product questions or information please visit twinstarhome and classicflame or contact:
Brian Brigham
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Twin-Star International
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