Home Theater for a Higher Cause

August 10, 2006

Elf FoundationIt’s easy to get wrapped up in our own wants and desires when it comes to home entertainment but I wanted to point out an organization whose primary goal is bringing the sights and sounds of home theater to a very special group of movie lovers.

The Elf Foundation is a non-profit charity formed in July 2001 by Doug Weinstein and several other prominent figures in the consumer electronics industry, who set out to make prolonged, repeat hospital stays for sick children a little more tolerable.

The foundation relies on donations and industry support for their projects, Elf has competed over 30 such projects and with continued support hopefully many many projects will come to fruition. Kudos to Lutron, Sonance, Runco, XM, Yamaha, Stewart, InFocus, Crestron, Klipsch, THX, Dolby, Sim2 and Da-Lite for lending their corporate sponsorship to this worthy cause.

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But you and I can help out as well, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Elf Foundation and help add a bit of joy to the lives of some very special children across the country. Lastly I want to make a special plea to my friends in the blogospehere and request that you also run a post on this worthy cause. Letters like this one make it all worth while.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Commentary


Comments

  • shakaZOLO,

    The Room of Magic theater that is posted above is on a critical care floor and impossible to put anything other than removeable, infectious disease-authorized seating into. In the past, we have installed fixed seating (typically Irwin Seating), but find our entertainment spaces often funtion as a multi-purpose ‘great’ room. So, tiered, ‘home theater’-style seating is a rarity for us.

    I get hit up all the time to take used gear from people. We don’t use it because of liability and reliability issues. But, I will find your website and turn people onto what you are doing, which sounds great.

  • shakaZOLO,

    The Room of Magic theater that is posted above is on a critical care floor and impossible to put anything other than removeable, infectious disease-authorized seating into. In the past, we have installed fixed seating (typically Irwin Seating), but find our entertainment spaces often funtion as a multi-purpose ‘great’ room. So, tiered, ‘home theater’-style seating is a rarity for us.

    I get hit up all the time to take used gear from people. We don’t use it because of liability and reliability issues. But, I will find your website and turn people onto what you are doing, which sounds great.

  • shakaZOLO

    We’ve started a similar project locally, called “The Encore Foundation” offering our clients’ old equipment to hospices, convalescent homes, etc.

    Looks like Elf needs to get a seating manufacturer on board. Watching a Runco projector in a folding chair??!!!

  • shakaZOLO

    We’ve started a similar project locally, called “The Encore Foundation” offering our clients’ old equipment to hospices, convalescent homes, etc.

    Looks like Elf needs to get a seating manufacturer on board. Watching a Runco projector in a folding chair??!!!

  • Mitch

    I reposted this on my MySpace blog. Great cause for audio/videophiles.

  • Mitch

    I reposted this on my MySpace blog. Great cause for audio/videophiles.