AMC Liquidators Donates Seats to Sit on For Admin Team at Center for Great Apes

Fort Lauderdale Based Furniture Company adds Professionalism, Style to Non-Profit Sanctuary With Donation of Six Office Chairs
AMC Liquidators donated the six red office chairs.
AMC Liquidators donated the six red office chairs.
WAUCHULA, Fla. - June 5, 2014 - PRLog -- AMC Liquidators, a seller of office, hotel and home furnishings, has donated – office chairs to the Center for Great Apes, a non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in Wauchula, Florida. While it may be no surprise that the rescued animals are the first priority at the sanctuary, it is a bit of a surprise what the administrative team accomplishes with so little. Computers are decades old, filing cabinets are 30+ years old, desks are mismatched, and their office chairs were worn, broken and unstable. Seeing the need for upgraded office furniture, AMC Liquidators donated six matching, ergonomic office chairs.

“ The Center for Great Apes is such an amazing sanctuary for mistreated apes,” said Michael Grimmé, President and Founder of AMC Liquidators, “The admin team does an incredible job. Now they can do it from professional, comfortable office chairs.”

Center for Great Apes has six office staff plus a team of volunteers who manage everything from ordering fresh fruits and vegetables for the apes to welcoming student groups to the sanctuary for tours. Donor outreach, applying for grants, developing educational programs, paying bills, responding to inquiries, arranging tours for special guests and many more critical duties are part of the everyday workload of this dedicated team.

         A sanctuary for 45 apes (15 orangutans, 30 chimpanzees), the Center for Great Apes has state-of-the art night-houses and outdoor habitats reaching 4-stories high. Their elevated walkway system, covering more than a mile allowing the apes to meander through the woods of the sanctuary grounds, has inspired zoos to replicate their designs.

“It is one of the most impressive non-profit organizations I have ever seen,” stated Grimmé of AMC Liquidators, “It is no surprise they have earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating several times.”

         AMC Liquidators, recently seen on Hotel Impossible, a reality TV show where designers make-over hotels, is one of the country's premier commercial and residential furniture liquidators, offering distinguished furnishings to the public and to businesses at reasonable prices. AMC continually acquires fine furnishings and room décor from 4 and 5 star hotels, as well as excess inventories and closeouts of new fine furnishings from interior decorators and manufacturers for both home and office furniture. AMC is based in South Florida. For more information, visit

About The Center for Great Apes

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees founded in 1993 by Patti Ragan. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries.  With 45 great apes at the sanctuary, expenses total $1.4million annually. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work.

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Tags:AMC Liquidators, Center for Great Apes, Chimpanzee, Orangutan
Industry:Business, Environment
Location:Wauchula - Florida - United States
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