Surface USA Sponsors Ugandan Orphans (Shelby Township, MI)

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.

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. According to