Our New Give-Back Project: The Foundation for Blind Children

Foundation for Blind ChildrenRepublic West Remodeling is proud to oversee a very worthy local project for a great cause. We will be participating in a community give-back project for the Foundation for Blind Children.

The Foundation is dedicated to providing education, tools and services to help people with vision loss achieve greater independence. The organization also strives to create a world in which vision loss is a diagnosis, not a disability.

Our involvement stems from a recent visit to the Foundation’s facility, where we noticed that the kitchen was outdated and in need of repair and improvement. This space is important to the Foundation’s work, as it serves as a training area where adults with vision loss learn skills that will help them prepare for an independent and functional life.

Realizing that improving the kitchen facilities was a great need and a high priority, RW Remodeling assembled a team of employees, vendors and trade partners. Our plan for the project includes a complete redesign of the kitchen, new cabinetry and countertops, two new islands, all new appliances, new flooring and paint. There will also be a separate area for employees, and additional space to entertain, hold meetings and conduct other functions.

Foundation for Blind Children Kitchen“We are extremely honored to participate in the Foundation for Blind Children’s Give-Back program,” said Jim Weisman, owner of Republic West Remodeling. “We’re also very grateful the foundation has agreed to dedicate the new kitchen facility to our long-time CFO, Randy Albers, who succumbed to a sudden illness in August 2014.”

Founded in 1952, the Foundation for Blind Children is the largest non-profit blind agency in the United States serving the blind and visually impaired of all ages, from birth to currently 102 years old. In the state of Arizona, the foundation serves over 2,000 people of all ages and teaches in more than 30 Maricopa County school districts.

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Scott Wallace has a passion for design and architecture. He founded Habitat Renovations as an offshoot of his two furniture store businesses, Thingz Contemporary Living and Boulevard Urban Living, with the goal of providing a broader range of design and construction services to his clientele. Scott and his wife Susie have been serving homeowners in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for 15 years. Habitat Renovations merged with Republic West Remodeling in January of 2019.


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