For the seventh consecutive year, Innovative Surfaces has donated the granite countertop fabrication and installation for the Homeward Bound project, in conjunction with Century College kitchen and bath design students. Homeward Bound is a nonprofit organization that houses disabled individuals with around-the-clock caregivers. Century College students design the spaces and then the students at St. Paul College do the carpentry and installation work and build the cabinets. For this year’s project, Innovative Surfaces installed an 81-sq.ft. Artisan Stone Collection granite kitchen in Golden Sparkle.
“It is always a rewarding project,” said Margaret Krohn, faculty member at Century College. “We design the kitchens and other spaces to be more functional for the staff and residents. They buy site homes integrated into neighborhoods. We have many items donated for the spaces that need work, such as flooring, countertops, appliances, etc., and are grateful to have sponsors such as Innovative Surfaces.”
Kellie Akins, co-owner of Innovative Surfaces, added “We feel strongly about the goodwill of this organization and the impact it has on the lives of those who otherwise may not be able to afford such modifications to their homes. The project provides us a platform to work along with, and gain exposure to, students working to receive certification in the kitchen and bath industry.”