ORLANDO — When Ashton Woods Homes – one of Blackton, Inc’s top customers buying high-end flooring for new construction – recently reached out to trade partners to join them in helping local families in need, Blackton delivered …a pallet of 7,680 diapers!
Micky Blackton, CEO, said once Ashton Woods’ VP of Purchasing Rob Willets described the homebuilder’s participation in the remarkable charitable drive, his company was delighted to help. They decided to make a significant contribution by donating a pallet of diapers from Sam’s Club — $3,500.00 worth of one item struggling families in Orlando need the most.
“We’re all part of this community and the Blackton family has always felt we should help out whenever and however we can,” he said.
The Orlando division of Atlanta-based Ashton Woods Homes partnered with HomeAid Orlando for the 2nd Annual Builders for Babies Diaper Drive and set a goal to collect 100,000 diapers in June.
HomeAid Orlando raises awareness, educates and advocates regarding issues that individuals, families and communities face concerning housing insecurities and homelessness. They also build and renovate housing by leveraging the resources of the homebuilding industry and its partners.
Blackton, Inc., a family-owned business headquartered on Alden St., north of downtown Orlando with branch locations in Leesburg, Daytona and South Orlando, has been supplying the home building industry from Jacksonville to Tampa for more than six decades.
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