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DALTON, GA, December 16, 2008—Karastan was a proud participant of the seventh annual Design Cares charity auction sponsored by Metropolitan Home and the New York Design Center. The holiday soiree helped raise money to support Furnish a Future, New York City’s only free furniture bank for formerly homeless families.

In support of the non-profit program, Karastan donated a 5 x 8 Plum Blossom rug from the Studio by Karastan Artworks Collection. The stylish rug, along with other luxury furnishings and accessories from companies like Donna Karan Home, Knoll and W Hotels, were included in a silent auction benefiting Partnership for the Homeless and their Furnish a Future program.

“We were honored to participate in such a worthy event,” says Connie Berry, director of marketing for Karastan. “It gives us a chance to give back and to join with other high-design companies to make a difference that can positively impact a community.”

The Design Cares charity auction was open to the public and held at the New York Design Center on December 9. Attendees raised over $25,000 in support of the Furnish a Future program.  

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Plum Blossom from the Studio by Karastan Artworks Collection was auctioned at the Design Cares charity event to help raise money for Furnish a Future.

Karastan is part of Mohawk Industries, a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of broadloom carpet, ceramic tile, wood, stone, laminate, vinyl, rugs and other home products. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which, in addition to Karastan, include Mohawk, Ralph Lauren, Lees, Bigelow, Dal-Tile and American Olean. Mohawk’s unique merchandising and marketing assists customers in creating the consumer’s dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and over 250 local distribution locations.

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