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Surya Honors Top Customer Accounts with Donation of Educational Scholarships for Underprivileged Children in Asia

Furniture World News Desk on 12/29/2013

Surya reported that it has made a donation on behalf of each of its top customer accounts to East Meets West (EMW), an international nonprofit development organization that serves communities throughout Asia. Each donation will provide an impoverished high school student with a one-year scholarship that covers tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and regular intensive tutoring.

Overall, as part of the company’s commitment to charitable giving, Surya is making it possible for 200 girls to attend high school through graduation and is providing a four-year college education for five students who would not otherwise be able to afford the costs of higher education.

“We strongly believe in bringing positive change to the communities around us and are excited about the opportunity to help students turn their dreams into reality,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We are pleased to be able to honor our customers by making a donation that will have a lasting impact. It is my hope that, in the coming year, Surya can do even more to positively impact the lives of those who are less fortunate.”

EMW’s SPELL Scholarship program has provided more than 11,000 high achieving students at risk of dropping out of school due to poverty or social pressure with comprehensive high school scholarships, helping them to graduate and gain meaningful employment.

About East Meets West: East Meets West (EMW) delivers innovative solutions to difficult problems faced by poor families and communities around the globe. Since 1988, over 5.9 million impoverished individuals have benefited from EMW’s high-impact, results-oriented programs in health, clean water and sanitation, and education. EMW has invested more than $106 million in development solutions in Asia and West Africa and has pioneered the use of innovative financing approaches in clean water and sanitation, as well as education. For more information, visit http://eastmeetswest.org.

About Surya: With more than 35 years in the home fashion industry, Surya is a vertically integrated manufacturer of fashion-forward area rugs and home accessories known for its innovative approach to design and retail solutions. An expert at translating the latest trends in apparel and interior design across each of its product lines, Surya creates on-trend and highly relevant products that meet the needs of a variety of lifestyles and budgets. Thoughtfully crafted combinations of color, pattern and texture come together to create a full range of coordinating accessories that simplify the design process while fostering the creation of inspired living spaces that reflect individual style. Focused on improving the customer experience, Surya also provides a number of innovative display, merchandising and training tools to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi, New York, Toronto and Tupelo. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.