Four Ugandan Orphan Children Sponsored By Natural Stone, Granite, and Marble Supplier, Surfaces USA

Top Quote Surfaces USA is offering much more than kitchen and bathroom remodeling materials- they are also granting a second chance to four underprivileged children living in Uganda through non-profit organization Children of the Nations. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2010 - Walk into any of the five Surfaces USA showrooms located throughout Southern California, and you will notice a photo of a child on the wall of whom the company has sponsored. Through the Sponsorship Program offered by Children of the Nations, Surfaces USA will be covering costs for each child to receive education, medical care, daily nutrition, and an improved quality of life.

    According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, "U.S. charitable giving fell 3.6 percent in 2009." An unfortunate statistic considering there are thousands of non-profit organizations that exist primarily because of charitable contributions, Children of the Nations being one of them. For 16 years, Surfaces USA has been known to support local, nationwide, and worldwide causes through volunteering or monetary means. Lawrence Joss, CEO of Surfaces USA, also encourages his employees to volunteer their time and is committed to compensating his staff for up to four hours of community service each month.

    "I have three daughters the same age as the orphan children living in Uganda, and I can't imagine what these kids have gone through from losing their parents, to caring for injured siblings. With the tough economy and with people not being able to give as much as necessary, we knew we had to take action," explains Lawrence. "We hope to keep in touch with the children through letters and photos. We want to see their lives improving and we want them to know that they are a part of our Surfaces USA family."

    Located in central Africa, Uganda is amidst the oppression of the longest running Civil War on the African continent that involved ruthless rebels, hostile ethnic groups, and government forces all fighting each other. The war left countless communities completely destroyed leaving hundreds of children homeless, uneducated, starved, and vulnerable to disease.

    About Surfaces USA
    Surfaces USA,, is located in North Hollywood, California and recently launched a brand-new state-of-the-art website. They are a family-owned and operated business, proudly serving the residents of Southern California for over 20 years. Founder and CEO, Lawrence Joss says, "We bring in natural stone from around the world to enhance any residential or commercial application. From professional design, to purchasing natural stone, and installation, we are the ideal one-stop-shop solution for any natural stone or mosaic need, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling."

    For more information on Surfaces USA's involvement with the community and philanthropic programs please visit:

    Karen Silvers
    Surfaces USA - Social Media Director
    ksilvers ( @ ) surfacesusa dot com
    (818) 765-2550 ext 227

    About Children of the Nations
    Children of the Nations (COTN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. Founded in 1995, the organization currently provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. By partnering with nationals, they establish full-care residential Children's Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit orphans and children living with destitute families or caregivers who are unable to properly provide for them). The programs and services they provide include education, feeding centers, medical services, and community development initiatives such as agriculture, sanitation projects, micro-enterprise, and much more. Children of the Nations believes that true, lasting, and meaningful change to a nation begins with the children, and so they are their mission. Children of the Nations stands apart from other organizations in their goal, not to provide relief, but rather to come alongside nationals, empowering them to a life of self-sustainability. For more information visit

    Pam Wright
    COTN-USA Communications Director
    pamwright ( @ ) cotni dot org

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