The five major sponsors of Coverings, the preeminent showcase for ceramic tile and natural stone floor coverings, announced today that together they are making a $10,000 donation to Give Kids The World, the Orlando, Florida, based non-profit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses. ASCER (Spain's Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association), Assopiastrelle (Association of Italian Ceramic Tile and Refractories Manufacturers), CTDA (Ceramic Tile Distributors Association), NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association) and TCA (Tile Council of America) are the primary sponsors of Coverings, which is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center from March 23-26.

Give Kids The World Village is a non-profit resort that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Wish-granting organizations coordinate transportation to Orlando, while Give Kids The World provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, attractions tickets and meals for a week-long fantasy vacation.

"Give Kids The World is a wonderful organization that provides extraordinary adventures for seriously ill children from around the world," says Tamara Christian, Coverings' show director and president of National Trade Productions. "We are proud that Coverings' sponsors are continuing their tradition of helping to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of these very special children."

"Coverings has long been a friend to Give Kids The World and we are so grateful for their on-going support," says Kathy Aubruner, manager of strategic alliances, Give Kids The World. "With this wonderful donation we'll be able to enhance our facilities so we can continue to create joy-filled, lasting memories for these children and their families."