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Imagine New Center Benefits from Stellar Pro Bono Design Work of Amy Yin Interiors

Amy and ColleenImagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, opened its beautiful new home on February 6th, 2017 in Mountainside, NJ.  Currently serving over 100 families every two weeks from 47 New Jersey towns, Imagine helps children from ages 3+ after the death of a parent or while a parent or brother or sister is living with a life-altering physical illness.  “Everyone who has come to visit or receive service exclaims how beautiful the space is and comments how they immediately feel at home and safe,” said Mary Robinson, Imagine Executive Director.  “We were able to turn a very corporate, almost industrial space, into a warm, welcoming and healing space thanks to the incredible design talent and hard work of Amy Yin Interiors of Short Hills who donated all of her time and expertise.  We are deeply grateful to Amy and her company.”

The beauty of the space came together in a serendipitous way.  First, Teknion, a high-end office furniture company located in NY notified Imagine that they would be able to donate an entire showroom of furniture to outfit the new center.  Next it was discovered that the colors of the furniture perfectly match the Imagine logo.  Amy Yin then tied it all together with a gorgeous color palette for all of the walls and carpeting and laying out all of the furniture in the over 11,000 square foot space.  Additionally, families from Westfield donated like-new sofas and coffee tables to round out the support group rooms.

“Amy has been a long-time incredibly generous business sponsor for Imagine making major financial gifts since our founding and contributing to our New Space and Sustainability Campaign.  To have her also donate her considerable design talent was beyond generous.  She captured exactly the feel and look we were looking for,” said Stuart Arnold, Imagine Board Chair.  “The center wouldn’t be what it is without Amy.”

“It has always been at the heart of our mission to improve lives through great design, both for our clients and for our neighbors in need,” said Amy Yin.  “From the day we opened our doors, we’ve committed to lending a hand in local communities, offering pro bono design services and donating the majority of our profits each year - over $100,000 to date. We support organizations like Imagine that provide a safe haven for children and families here in New Jersey.  The Imagine mission of helping grieving children grow up emotionally healthy and lead meaningful and productive lives is very important to me and it makes an enormous impact in our communities and in society.”

Pictured above in the Orientation Room at Imagine are Amy Yin and Colleen Petrilli, of Amy Yin Interiors, Short Hills and below is the Teen Room at Imagine with just some of the gorgeous Teknion furniture that was donated. For more photos of our new space click HERE.) 

To learn more about Imagine grief support groups or how to become a volunteer contact info@imaginenj.org or call 908-264-3100 or visit www.imaginenj.org