“All of us who volunteer here at the shop are especially appreciative of this fabulous donation from Summer Classics and our customers are thrilled,” said Dee Kropf, Merchandise Acquisition Coordinator for the Shop.
The Smith Mountain Lake Discovery Shop is the only Discovery Shop in the country that is specifically focused on home furnishings, and is operated entirely by volunteers. The shop is open six days a week, and sells high-quality home furnishings to raise money for the fight against cancer. In addition to offering merchandise, the Shop provides information on cancer and treatments for the disease. It is also a place for those fighting cancer and those who have won their battle with the disease to meet and support one another in monthly groups. For over 40 years, the American Cancer Society has operated Discovery Shops across the country.
“This is the first donation from Summer Classics® to the Discovery Shop, and Summer Classics is happy to support this organization as they continue to look for a cure to this terrible disease,” said Harold Hudson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Summer Classics.
“This year alone we have donated over $100,000 to fight cancer and we will continue to support this cause,” Hudson said.
Earlier this year, at High Point Market, the company donated over $20,000 to the University of North Carolina’s Cancer Treatment Facility in honor of Susan Lambeth, a former Summer Classics Sales Representative, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer two years ago. The company also makes donations to Friends of Hale County, an organization in Alabama created to help Alabamians in times of need. Summer Classics® has also made a donation to The Arc of Tuscaloosa’s silent auction to raise funds for adults with mental disabilities.
For over 30 years, Summer Classics has been creating innovative outdoor furnishings. With a commitment to careful design and product innovation Summer Classics products are created with the finest raw materials for use in manufacturing; including paint, aluminum, wood and resin. The development of these materials is one of the company’s proudest achievements and has set the company apart from other outdoor furniture manufacturers.