Peter Salerno’s Charity Work Featured By NKBA

NKBA Article Displays Peter Salerno’s Charity Work

When it comes to using prize money to help those less fortunate, Peter Salerno puts his money where his mouth is.

A recent article published by the NKBA on its official “NKBA Connect” blog focuses on award-winning master designer Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc., and his charitable efforts in Zimbabwe.

Peter Salerno on a mission trip to Zimbabwe. Peter's charity was profiled by the NKBA. (Credit Peter Salerno)
Peter Salerno on a mission trip to Zimbabwe. Peter’s charity was profiled by the NKBA. (Credit Peter Salerno)

Early in his career, Peter Salerno took a trip to visit the Little Company of Mary Sisters in Zimbabwe, a group that provides medicine, food and treatment to the impoverished. Peter promised himself that if he ever won any prize money for his designs, he would donate it to the Little Company of Mary Sisters. And he’s done just that – with every penny of prize money he’s won.

Not only has Peter Salerno donated all his design award money to charity, he’s matched it dollar-for-dollar out of his own pocket. Since 2003, Peter Salerno Inc. has won an astounding 19 NKBA design awards, matching their prize money each time.

  • For information about Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning designs, click here.
  • For information about the Little Company of Mary Sisters of Southern Africa, click here.
  • For information about the NKBA and its NKBA Connect blog, click here.

Peter Salerno’s generosity and commitment to excellence has provided the Little Company of Mary Sisters in Zimbabwe with much-needed gifts like an incubator, medicine and food. Peter has also taken several mission trips to Zimbabwe himself to assist the cause.

In the article, Peter is quick to deflect any praise for his actions.

“It gives you a reason for living,” Peter was quoted as saying by the NKBA, in reference to letters written to him by the Little Company about the impact of his generosity. “When you look at those letters and know what an impact you have on those people, it brings tears to your eyes.”

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