The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) aided 54 families in the flooring industry in 2023 and more than 1,200 since 2003, according to the organizations 2023 Report to the Industry, which sheds light on the non-profit’s steadfast dedication to rejuvenating lives impacted by catastrophic injuries and medical crises.
Established in 1981, the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) has remained a source of hope for families navigating life-altering challenges. The 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit exemplifies the flooring industry’s unwavering commitment to standing by those who have dedicated their livelihoods to the floor covering industry.
Insights from the Report: A Glimpse into Our Impact
- Since 2003, FCIF has assisted over 1,200 families from across the United States, with 54 families benefiting in 2023.
- Donations totaling $837,000 have poured in, reflecting the growing support from across the flooring industry's stakeholders. Key contributions stem from annual donations from corporations such as Engineered Floors, Informa Exhibitions/ TISE, Mannington Mills, Mohawk Industries, and Shaw Industries. In addition, hundreds of other companies and individuals support FCIF, as well as donated services from the World Floor Covering Association and the trade media. The Alan Greenburg Memorial Golf Tournament, annually hosted by CCA Global Partners, is an added source of revenue for the organization, along with a gala fundraiser held every few years.
- Gifts have a profound impact, ranging from a $100 donation covering six months' worth of medication to $10,000 in preventing home foreclosure for those who have suffered catastrophic medical events.
- Multiple giving options, including payroll deduction, credit card donations, and billed pledges, cater to various preferences. The organization also is hosting a ONE Day to Give on September 7; download a toolkit here.
Voices Echoing Change: Stories of Grant Impact
Through the stories of those whose lives have been changed, we witness the tangible impact of FCIF's assistance:
- Sandra, battling liver cancer and financial strain, shared, "FCIF's grant arrived when I was at the brink of despair. The funding relieved my burden and reignited my will to live. My heartfelt gratitude to FCIF."
- James, an installer who lost his leg and livelihood, found solace in an FCIF grant. His words resonate: "FCIF's support was my lifeline. The grant eased our bills and ensured I could attend critical medical appointments."
To explore the comprehensive report and immerse yourself in FCIF's compassionate journey, visit Report to the Industry. Your participation brings these stories to life and fuels our mission to make impactful change possible.
For more information or to donate visit fcif.org.