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August 31, 2005

Springs' donation makes life easier at school for deaf, blind

From: Chester News - SC, United States - Aug 31, 2005

From press release

Students returning to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) will feel right at home in their spruced-up dormitory rooms.

Thanks to Springs Industries, colorful new comforters and other new bed and bath linens now adorn the students' beds.

A Springs Industries official attended SCSDB's graduation ceremony in May and saw the need for new bed and bath linens during a tour.

This summer, the new products arrived in time to furnish all the kindergarten- grade 12 residential halls.

"A good night's rest is important to academic success," said Barbria Bacon, SCSDB's director of education services.

"Improving our students' sleep environment, contributes to their overall educational experience."

Springs Industries donated 346 comforter sets (includes a comforter with matching sheets, pillowcases, bed skirts and pillow shams), 96 shower curtains, 500 towels and 500 washcloths.

Matthews was determined the students would also have new pillows and pillow protectors even though pillows are expensive to ship.

The total retail value of the donated bed and bath products is $27,000.

"This is an extraordinary donation to SCSDB's residential program," said Chuck White, the school's director of residential life services.

"We are constantly striving to create a homelike atmosphere for our students, and this donation is a big step forward in achieving this goal."


Privately held Springs Industries supplies leading retailers with a complete line of sheets, towels, comforters, blankets, rugs, window treatments and other coordinated home furnishings designed to simplify decorating for the consumer. The companyís major brands are

WamsuttaÆ, SpringmaidÆ, RegalÆ, GraberÆ, BaliÆ, NanikÆ, and DundeeÆ. Springs also markets bed and bath products for institutional and hospitality customers, home sewing fabrics, and baby products. Spring Industries Web site address is

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is a specialized instructional and resource center. It provides services statewide for individuals who are deaf, blind or sensory multidisabled, their families and the professionals who work with them. SCSDB offers programs for preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, sensory multidisabled, vocational and postsecondary educational students, as well as a variety of outreach and support services. The main campus is located in Spartanburg, and regional centers are located throughout the state.

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