Actionnater of the Month

January
2021

Steve Feldman

Renovation Angel

Steve Feldman

Renovation Angel was founded in 2005 by Steve Feldman as a non-profit entrepreneurship charity that sets out to protect the Earth through landfill waste reduction, create millions of dollars of new jobs in the recycling industry, and ensure that donated luxury goods get a second chance in a new home.

About 292.4 million tons of waste end up in landfills every year according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. A contributor to these landfills is home demolition and renovation projects. Every year 100,000 kitchens are torn out and end up in these landfills.  Renovation Angel is the most financially savvy and sustainable renovation and remodeling solution for the luxury trade and their clients. Donated kitchens, appliances, bath fixtures, lighting, furniture, and home décor are recycled and repurposed into the circular economy. Since its founding back in 2005 in Greenwich, CT, Renovation Angel has successfully diverted over 43 million pounds of waste from landfills, created over $26 million in new recycling jobs, repurposed over 7,400 kitchens and countless interior fixtures.

Prominent national media includes: The New York Times, Forbes, Architectural Digest, Yahoo Finance, CNN, This Old House, DIY, NBC-TV, Success Magazine, Consumer Reports, Wall Street Journal, and numerous others.

In 2021, Renovation Angel & Moffly Media partner to present the “Renovate Responsibly Pledge” for the luxury real estate and design/build industry in Fairfield County.

The “Renovate Responsibly Pledge” consists of three elements: 

• Companies offer Renovation Angel’s luxury recycling solution to their clients who are renovating or remodeling. Companies display the “Renovate Responsibly Pledge” on their website, social media, and in showrooms.

• Participating companies are highlighted in Moffly Media’s printed and digital magazines.

• Completed projects are showcased celebrating their successful recycling efforts.

Renovation Angel’s national partners include: 1) Miele, luxury appliance manufacturer, who introduced the nationwide “Recycle & Rebate” program, 2) National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) presenting the Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards at the annual Kitchen Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and 3) Walker Zanger, a premium stone and tile manufacturer and leader in luxury recycling awareness.

  

September 2020

Cynthia and David Kim

Children of Fallen Patriots

Cynthia and David Kim

In 2002, The Kims founded Children of Fallen Patriots which has delivered over $40 million in scholarship support and educational counseling to children of our country’s fallen service members.  

The Kims’ commitment to this cause grew out of David Kim’s experience in 1989, when five days before Christmas, his friend, Sergeant William Delaney Gibbs from the 7th Infantry Division was killed in action during Operation Just Cause in Panama, leaving behind a young wife and an unborn daughter. David Kim served with Sergeant Gibbs, was inspired by his sacrifice and never forgot about Sergeant Gibbs or his daughter.

Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has grown in its mission and vision to extend peace of mind through college scholarships to Gold Star families in all 50 states and all branches of the military.  They have assisted almost 1,900 students across the USA. 

Through Children of Fallen Patriots, the Kims’ hope is to bring awareness to the needs of military families who have lost a spouse – 55 percent of which raise an average of two children on less than $55,000 a year.   Government aid, while helpful, leaves a gap of about $8,000 a year.

Each year, Children of Fallen Patriots strives to bring on 500 new students.  This year, Covid-19 has both increased the need to help the children and hindered the organization’s standard means of fundraising.  We at Actionnate wish them well and encourage everyone to click here to learn more about the organization.

“Actionnater of the Month” celebrates people and brands that inspire others with their passion to help make the world a better place for each of us by taking extraordinary action directed at purposeful change.

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