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At CORE Business Interiors we love what we do, but we also need to “Feed our CORE.” Our team has and is currently working with many local charities that help us feel fulfilled beyond our business lives. Below is a list of these organizations, what we love about them , and who in our organization can help you get acquainted with them. Let us help you “feed your CORE.”

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Why we like them – community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and support citizen volunteers to advocate and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Court Systems. These foster children are often lost in the system. It takes special and committed people to volunteer and commit years of their lives to help others.

Find out more at – www.casafresno.org/index.cfm

Who to contact at CORE – Andrea Benson, Andreab@corebusinessinteriors.com. Andrea currently serves on the Board of Directors for CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties. She will be happy to assist you with any questions.

The Foundation @ FCOE (Fresno County Office of Education)

Why we like them – We at CORE believe that education is the foundation to a prosperous community. The Foundation @ FCOE begins where your tax dollars end, providing educational programs in areas such as music, arts and vocation. Its mission is to support the students of Fresno County with exemplary educational programs and services through a shared community responsibility.

Find out more at – www.fcoefoundation.org

Who to contact at CORE – Tom Zimmerman, tomz@corebusinessinteriors.com. Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Foundation @ FCOE and would be happy to introduce you to this organization.

CVCCA “Parker’s Team” (Central Valley Cycling Charitable Association)

Why we like them – Great organization of people advancing the causes of local and national charities through cycling and related activities. The team was originally formed to support Parker Fritch who has childhood Leukemia, and to help the organizations that help fight that disease. Get out, have fun and give back!

Find out more at – www.cvcca.org

Who to contact at CORE – Tom Zimmerman, tomz@corebusinessinteriors.com Lisa Zimmerman, lisaz@corebusinessinteriors.com

EPU (Exceptional Parents Unlimited)

Why we like them – This organization has touched the lives of two families on the CORE team. EPU’s mission is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges.

Find out more at – www.exceptionalparents.org

Who to contact at CORE – Andrea Benson, andreab@corebusinessinteriors.com

Down Syndrome Assoc. of Central California

Why we like them – Their goal is to enhance the quality of life of all people who are touched by Down syndrome. Cheryl’s family is personally touched by Downs Syndrome and this organization has provided needed support . Down syndrome is more common than you might think, one in every 691 babies is born with Down syndrome. Getting involved is easy, The Buddy Walk, golf tournament and fashion show all support the local cause.

Find out more at – www.dsacc.org

Who to contact at CORE – Cheryl Schaak, cheryls@corebusinessinteriors.com

Leadership Fresno

Why we like them – They represent what is truly good in Fresno. If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to help Fresno , start here. Their mission is to develop a diverse network of dynamic business and community leaders who, individually and collectively, are catalysts for advancing long-term views and actions on issues critical to the quality of life in the Greater Fresno Area.

Find out more at – www.leadershipfresno.com

Who to contact at CORE – Andrea Benson (class #27), andreab@corebusinessinteriors.com