TOANO, Va., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, continues to support visually-impaired children and adults via National Braille Press, a non-profit Boston-based publishing house. Since 2006, Lumber Liquidators has donated more than $850,000 to help the organization sustain its mission.
"Our partnership with Lumber Liquidators helps promote literacy among blind children and provides access to information for blind and visually-impaired people. Braille remains relevant, especially in the digital age," said Brian MacDonald, President of National Braille Press. "Lumber Liquidators makes a positive impact in the lives of many people through our partnership and we're grateful for their support."
National Braille Press programs and services focus on literacy for young children, education and braille technology in the digital age. This includes early braille reading for young children and access to educational materials and original books published by blind authors on topics such as braille technology.
Tom Sullivan, Founder and Chairman of Lumber Liquidators, remarked, "National Braille Press empowers blind people to crush obstacles that prevent them from fully realizing their gifts and talents which make the world a better place for everyone. I am very proud that Lumber Liquidators has supported this wonderful charity to the extent we have."
Lumber Liquidators has sponsored the braille version of several children's books, including "Oh, The Place You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss, and two braille editions from the popular "Harry Potter" series. Since 2005, Sullivan has served as event co-chair of National Braille Press' annual gala, A Million Laughs for Literacy, benefitting the Hands On! Books for Blind Children initiative, and he was given the charity's prestigious President's Award in 2008.
Lumber Liquidators supports National Braille Press through its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward. The guiding principle of Lay It Forward is supporting organizations that will benefit generations to come, a vision that also drives the enduring quality of Lumber Liquidators' products. Installing a hardwood floor is an investment by homeowners – it lasts for years and grows in character as an element of a home's beauty. By sustaining the Lay It Forward program now, Lumber Liquidators believes its investment will have a similar and lasting impact.
To learn more about National Braille Press and other organizations that Lumber Liquidators supports, visit Layitforward.lumberliquidators.com. The Lay It Forward blog tells the inspirational stories of organizations that Lumber Liquidators has supported with product and/or financial donations.
About Lumber Liquidators
With more than 315 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 340 first quality flooring varieties, including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and resilient vinyl. Additionally, Lumber Liquidators provides a wide selection of flooring enhancements and accessories to complement, install and maintain your new floor. Every location is staffed with flooring experts who can provide advice and useful information about Lumber Liquidators' low priced product, much of which is in stock and ready for delivery.
With quality brands including Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood and Morning Star Bamboo, Lumber Liquidators' flooring is often featured on popular television shows such as HGTV's Dream Home.
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