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Friday, November 12, 2010

Mark Gonsenhauser Starts “Rugs of Love” Donation Program

Rugs of Love donation to Equi Kids

Press Release-Virginia Beach, VA, November 12, 2010 –


Mark Gonsenhauser’s “Rugs of Love” donation program places cleaned, donated rugs with charities that need them or can distribute them to families that need the extra warmth and comfort. Rugs that are donated are cleaned by Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore at no charge, the person donating them receives the necessary tax deduction receipt, and the rug is offered to a local charity.

The idea became a reality when recently a couple brought in two rugs that they no longer wanted.
Gonsenhauser realized that with a cleaning these rugs could be valuable to a charity or family. He
connected with the Ronald McDonald House in Norfolk and the refurbished rugs were placed there at no charge to the couple nor the Ronald McDonald House.

“For most people rugs are d├ęcor. But for someone who does not have stable heat or needs to feel
more at home, it can make all the difference,” said Gonsenhauser. “We participate in many other
charity organizations, but now we are proud to have a program that we can call our own and try to
make an impact here in Hampton Roads.”

If interested in being a “Rugs of Love” charity or to donate a rug, call Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore at 486-6600.

Having studied the art of rug making around the world over the past 30 years, Mark Gonsenhauser is an expert on the materials, methods of weaving, and the art of fine Oriental rugs and carpets. He has been a guest lecturer at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College as well as a guest curator at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore can be found online at www.IGotYourRug.com.
Store location:
4153 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-486-6600