Red Nose Day 2017…Coming Together to End Child Poverty, One Red Nose at a Time

Furthering our mission of “Making a difference one square red nose foot at a time”, Tiles Unlimited is proud to participate in Red Nose Day 2017 to raise awareness and money to help kids at home and around the world. Red Nose Day is a mission to lift kids out of poverty and has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years.

Red Nose Day 2016 was the first time we participated in this worthy cause. It’s become our favorite “giving back” activity of the year. Check out our photo album from last year. Last year we helped raised just under $1,000 and we’ve set a goal of $2,000 for 2017. Can we count on your help?

 

 

Four Ways You Can Help

Donate – Visit the Tiles Unlimited Red Nose Day FUN-Raising site and donate. Just one dollar will buy a meal for a child living in a homeless shelter. Five dollars will pay for a visit to a mobile clinic. Twenty-five dollars will provide an eye exam and glasses for a child in need.

Facebook – Like the Tiles Unlimited Facebook page and share one of our #TilesRedNoseDay posts with your followers. When you do, Tiles Unlimited will donate $0.50 to a maximum of $500.

Instagram – Follow Tiles Unlimited on Instagram and favorite one of their #TilesRedNoseDay posts. When you do, Tiles Unlimited will donate $0.50 to a maximum of $500.

Twitter – Follow Tiles Unlimited on Twitter and retweet on of their #TilesRedNoseDay posts. When you do, Tiles Unlimited will donate $0.50 to a maximum of $500.

 

What is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) American public charity. Funds raised by Red Nose Day in America go to the Red Nose Day Fund and last year benefited children in all 50 states and 15 countries internationally through programs to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. Comic Relief Inc. in the US and Comic Relief UK are independent sister organizations that are joined by their shared vision of a just world, free from poverty and the mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.

 

Portuguese Tile Installation in Your Queens or Long Island Home

Decorative Portuguese tiles in Queens, Long Island have traveled time and distance to rest as artistic specimens in a snazzy showroom. It might come as a surprise to you that the Portuguese tiles did not originate in Portugal. Ancient Egyptians were the first to use glazed tiles, but you owe it to the Portuguese for painting them with utmost imagination.

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Tiles in Portugal are pieces of art. They are used to adorn walls of simple dwellings, public places and holy monuments. You would also see them placed decorously as sign boards and nameplates, thus widening their usage to practical human activities.

In order to cover the flat, empty walls of ancient buildings, frescoes emerged in Italy and likewise the art of Azulejo in Portugal. “”Azulejo”” is an Arabic word meaning “”polished stone””. True to its name, it has dazzled the royalty and commoners alike.

The colors used for the tiles were generally blue, white, green and yellow. But as time progressed, the tiles were used to depict discoveries and legends on carpet-like surfaces in just blue and white. The tiles are now resilient against noise, dampness and heat.

You can visit the Lisbon’s Tile Museum at Portugal to see how dramatically the Portuguese tiles have evolved from their humble beginnings, to what it is now. When the rest of the world painted on canvas, the Portuguese used tiles for artistic expression. Today Portuguese tiles are exported to different parts of the globe. These fine specimens of yore are parceled to fast-paced cities like New York. Dealer- ships in Queens, Long Island have a breathtaking display of the tiles that have retained their quaint charm. Check out Tiles Unlimited for inspiration for your new kitchen, bathroom, or living room tile design.