Donate School Supplies for Agape Community Center

DSC_0037aMODA Floors & Interiors is serving as a drop-off point for Agape Community Center’s annual campaign to collect and distribute 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for children of all ages in economically challenged neighborhoods. The drive runs through July 25.

“Getting children off to a great start each year helps poise them for academic achievement,” said Dean Howell, president of MODA Floors & Interiors, which is located at 1417 Chattahoochee Ave. “We are proud to partner with the Agape Community Center on this important community endeavor.”

MODA encourage neighborhoods, companies, churches, civic groups and individuals to participate in The Great Backpack Giveaway by donating backpacks or much-needed school supplies.

“On backpack distribution day families begin lining up at 7 a.m. for a 10 a.m. distribution,” said Agape Executive Director Nell Benn. “The length of the line and amount of time parents are willing to wait to receive a backpack for their kids is an unfortunate, but powerful testimonial to what many Atlanta families are experiencing financially.”

You also may drop off backpacks and supplies at Agape Community Center, located at 2353 Bolton Road.

Agape is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides academic-based afterschool programming, day programming for seniors and disabled adults, family emergency assistance, ESOL in schools and athletic-based health and wellness enrichment camps for girls and boys during the summer.

 For more information, go to or call 404.367.3943.

Wood Floors: What’s the Difference?

Photo Courtesy Bona

Site-finished floors are wood floors that are sanded and finished after installed in a home. These floors are left up to the homeowner’s imagination with an extensive pallet of stain colors and finishes to choose from. The sanding process can help eliminate any imperfections throughout the floor, giving you a cleaner, more uniform look.

Today’s advances in technology can allow for a quick, clean and healthy finishing process. Having your floors sanded on site does mean having to stay off your floors for the duration of the sanding and finishing process. In the past this was a long and messy process with extensive clean up. With today’s advances in technology, there are dust containment vacuums and low VOC finishes that allow for a quick, clean and healthy process.

Pre-finished floors have the finish applied in a factory using a UV curing process. They come in a wide variety of species, colors, thicknesses, widths and character grades but can be limited on the ability to be sanded due to the thinner wear layers. Once installed, pre-finished flooring is ready to be used and there is no sanding, dust or fumes from the finishing process.

MODA Floors & Interiors has trained Bona Certified Craftsmen on staff to ensure a quality installation.

Source: Bona