News Release: East Madison Community Center receives Design for a Difference Makeover


East Madison Community Center
East Madison Community Center group at Spring into Design March 21 at FLOOR360



FLOOR360 brings together interior designers and local businesses to provide a free makeover for local non-profit

 MADISON, WI (April 5, 2018) – FLOOR360, provider of high-fashion flooring and designs announced that East Madison Community Center (EMCC) in Madison, WI will receive the 2018 Design for a Difference Makeover free of charge. An all-volunteer group of interior designers will work with a dedicated group of local businesses, suppliers, installers, painters, and other volunteers to plan and provide a much-needed interior design makeover for East Madison Community Center, 8 Straubel Court Madison, WI.

“We’re thrilled to continue the Design for a Difference initiative for the fourth year in Madison by providing East Madison Community Center with a well-deserved interior makeover,” said Bob Tobe, CEO of FLOOR360. Tom Moen, Executive Director of East Madison Community Center commented, “The nicer the Center can be, the more comfortable and more professional it is, I think the better everyone will feel about themselves.”

There are four phases in the 2018 Design for a Difference / East Madison Community Center makeover process:

  • Planning – April and May
  • Designing – June and July
  • Procuring Elements – July through September
  • Installation – October

A variety of sponsors and volunteers have donated time, money and materials to make the Design for a Difference makeover happen each year since 2015. FLOOR360 coordinates the services of local interior designers and business partners who are eager to lend a hand to help a local non-profit make over their spaces so they can focus on their programs, services and mission. The numbers generated by these makeovers are impressive.   To date, cumulatively, there have been over 400 volunteers and businesses involved, one million dollars in labor and materials donated, and over 9000 clients and families served.

FLOOR360 collected nominations for the 2018 Design for a Difference Makeover from December 2017 through February 2018. The selection committee consisted of Bob Tobe FLOOR360 CEO, Angela Skalitzky FLOOR360 Vice President Retail Sales/Design, NBC15 Local Sales Manager Shawn Rewald, Freelance  writer/community volunteer Jennifer Rosen-Heinz, 2017 Design for a Difference recipient Centro Hispano Executive Director Karen Menendez Coller and Development Director Nina Gehan, with 2016 Design for a Difference Makeover recipient The Rainbow Project Executive Director Sharyl Cato. East Madison Community Center Executive Director Tom Moen was notified privately at the beginning of March, and the selection announcement was made to the public at the Spring into Design event at FLOOR360 on March 21, 2018. 


FLOOR360 uses design to make a difference in your home and in our community. The design and installation professionals at FLOOR360 utilize comprehensive processes that ensure a high level of satisfaction at every stage of the buying process. FLOOR360 sponsors the only design driven movement in Madison that brings interior designers and local businesses together to makeover much needed spaces at local charities. For more information, visit floor360.com for more information.

About the East Madison Community Center (EMCC)

The East Madison Community Center was established in 1966 to promote educational, recreational, and community activities for all citizens in its service area. EMCC strives to enhance the opportunities of as many individuals and groups as possible, with the assistance of public and private funds, and with the support of paid and volunteer staff. The EMCC serves over 4,400 individuals each year throughout its diversified programming options. Visit eastmadisoncc.org for more information.

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