AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading providers of custom electronics, has partnered with one of its vendors, Calrad Electronics, to hold a special promotion to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. From now through December 31st, AVAD and Calrad will each donate $5 ($10 total) to Big Brothers Big Sisters for every Calrad LED lighting reel purchased at AVAD.
“We want to thank our friends at Calrad for joining us in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “Now, when dealers look to AVAD and Calrad for their LED lighting needs, they not only get access to some of the best products on the market, they also help a great cause. We also hope this opportunity helps expose a new generation—and the future leaders of our industry—to the world of custom electronics. ”
Big Brothers Big Sisters (http://www.bbbs.org) is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. The organization’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Partnering with parents/guardians, school, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children with volunteer mentors and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteer mentors and families.
Calrad Electronics, a provider of a wide variety of specially engineered accessories and cables for electronics integrators, offers innovative LED strip lighting and controllers to meet an emerging industry need in the product category. Calrad’s latest product is a water-resistant, five-meter LED strip reel with a thin form factor that can be cut, curved and tailored to any space. Patterns, colors and brightness can be customized using a paired controller for stunning visual effects that are perfect for home theaters, rack lighting, commercial spaces or outdoor accents. The LED’s produce little to no heat, have a high shock and vibration resistance, retain excellent brightness and have very low power consumption compared to traditional lighting.
Calrad’s popular line of accessories and cables is available now through AVAD. For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website at http://www.calrad.com/.
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About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 24 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.
Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations