Image courtesy of Brooke Martin Photography
Jj Helping Hands Image 5

Extending a Hand for the Holiday Season

Dec. 5, 2022
J+J Flooring’s Helping Hands continues in its sixth year of giving back to children’s hospitals.

In an effort to highlight its commitment to corporate social responsibility as well as engage the design community, J+J Flooring is hosting its annual Helping Hands program again in 2022, now its sixth edition.

Helping Hands offers designers and flooring professionals the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in a holiday tree-decorating challenge for local children’s hospitals. Participants adorn trees based on children’s selected themes which are then donated to children’s hospitals across the nation.

“Every year thousands of kids are stuck in hospitals over the holidays,” said Kim Bobo, director of marketing at J+J Flooring. “We began this program six years ago with a single hospital in Atlanta. This year we will donate hundreds of Christmas trees across six different cities. The program also engages the design community in a unique way, having participating firms competing against each other, but all for a good cause.”

Engaging the Design Community for a Good Cause

This year, Helping Hands will take place in Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala., Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Nashville. The benevolent effort allows J+J Flooring to highlight its commitment to corporate social responsibility as well as engage the design community.

Winning design teams accompany local J+J Flooring representatives to the hospitals for delivery of the trees. Designers are encouraged to incorporate toys and games in the tree decorations to be repurposed for continued use beyond the holiday season.

Overall, participating in the charitable program helps design professionals connect with and support their local communities. “Helping Hands is one more way that our firm can support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and their mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow,” noted program participant Jennifer Treter, managing principal of Atlanta-based design firm Hendrick. “We are grateful to bring holiday cheer to kids and families, and appreciate our partnership with both J+J and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”

Watch the video below for more information on Helping Hands.

Sponsored Recommendations

Two New Reports Offer Groundbreaking Guidance for Carbon and Material Health

Perkins&Will and Healthy Building Network launch resource for selecting products that champion both environmental and material safety, spotlighting a shift toward holistic sustainabilit...

The Durable Coated Fabrics Task Group’s Guide to Specifying Healthcare Materials

Here are the best questions to ask and what to prioritize in today’s post-pandemic world.

i+s Spotlights Those Giving Back for Thanksgiving

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, we’re applauding some of our industry’s greatest charitable initiatives.

KOVA’s Dan Sullivan Talks Optimization for Adaptive Reuse

What makes a building a prime candidate? And what technology advances are streamlining the process? Sullivan answers all this and more. Read, then listen...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of I+S Design, create an account today!