Today, Factory Direct Enterprises (FDE) LLC, the local licensee for Ashley HomeStore, donated $55,000 in furniture to The Great Falls Center - a new community space created by Servant’s Heart Ministry.
The Great Falls Center (TGFS) aims to bring education, job opportunities, and a Christ-centered environment to individuals, equipping them with valuable skills and empowering the community of Paterson and its surrounding area.
FDE has provided quality furniture and accessories for Meetspaces – a creative work and collaboration environment that will exist within The Great Falls Center.
At the event, 35 Ashley HomeStore team members came together to help facilitate the drop-off and set-up of the furniture as a part of FDE’s “Give A Day” volunteer program.
“Ashley is committed to giving back to our community here in Paterson, so supporting Servant’s Heart Ministry and the amazing work they are doing at The Great Falls Center was a no-brainer,” Justin Chrinian said.
“The center already has various programs and services underway, and we look forward to seeing that work continue with the addition of Meetspaces. Our high-quality furniture will help create the inviting, collaborative workspace it is designed to be.”
Servant’s Heart Ministry is a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for those in under-resourced communities through renovation projects, vocational training, and cultivating community leadership.
As a part of furthering that mission, the organization partnered with Dawn Treader Christian School to create The Great Falls Center.
The center partners with nonprofit organizations and businesses to offer transformational and creative programs and services with the goal of breaking the vicious cycle of poverty.
“When we first dreamed up The Great Falls Center, we had one goal in mind, to connect those in the Paterson community and to improve lives in a Christ-centered environment,” John Oostdyk, Executive Director at Servant's Heart Ministry, said.
“Now, just weeks away from fully opening, and with this incredibly generous donation from Ashley HomeStore, we are seeing that vision come to life. This is a huge step toward our goal of creating a comfortable, engaging environment for community members.”
The location is already being used to support the organization’s vision through various programs, however, the community center hopes to fully open sometime in the next few weeks.