Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 2014 – God’s Love We Deliver has announced its “1,000 Tiles for Love” campaign as it prepares to complete the renovation and expansion of its home in SoHo, to be named The Michael Kors Building. Supporters can purchase 4” x 4” ceramic tiles, inscribed with their name or personal message, to support this important building initiative. All tiles will be installed in the lobby of its new building.
In 1993, God’s Love began its first tile program to help fund the renovation of a then-new kitchen. The tiles proved so popular that the effort was continued and more than 2,000 tiles were eventually installed in the building. These historic, original tiles have been preserved and will be reinstalled in the brand new kitchen at 166 Avenue of the Americas when the current renovation of the headquarters of God’s Love is completed. Only 1,000 of the new tiles will be made available and they will be installed in a prominent place in the lobby of the new Michael Kors Building at God’s Love in SoHo.
“Our history of having tiles in honor or in memory of our loved ones, our clients, our volunteers and our supporters has been a great point of pride for all of us at God’s Love We Deliver,” says David Ludwigson, Chief Development Officer of God’s Love We Deliver. “We’re excited that these ‘1,000 Tiles for Love’ will be displayed in The Michael Kors Building, with the memories of so many who have been a part of our community.”
Donors may choose to purchase a tile in honor or in memory of someone. Each tile has room for two lines of inscription.
Tiles will be available for purchase according to the donation options below:
Since October 2011, God’s Love has raised more than $31 million toward their $36 million fundraising goal, including a $5 million gift from Michael Kors, an $8 million capital allocation from the City of New York, $2 million from Steven and Alex Cohen and $1 million from Jeff Gates and Mike Moran.
The new building will feature a state-of-the art commercial kitchen on the 2nd floor with windows that overlook Sixth Avenue, an expanded delivery and pack-out area with a covered loading dock and garage doors, two rooftop herb gardens, a demonstration kitchen and much more. The expansion allows God’s Love to more than double the number of meals cooked and delivered each year, increase flexibility in meal delivery and welcome new volunteers and community members into God’s Love’s community.
A limited number of tiles at each price point are available. Please visit glwd.org/tilesforlove to purchase your tile today.