The people in the communities we serve have always inspired us to be the kind of company our guests and associates are proud of. This philosophy began six decades ago with our founder Art Van Elslander, who strongly believed in supporting the people who support us. From saving the Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit when it was on the verge of being cancelled, sending 3 million bottles of water to Flint during their water crisis, donating mattresses to victims of flooding, to helping over 450 charitable organizations throughout the Midwest with the Art Van Charity Challenge, we’re always energized to do our part.
With philanthropy being such a strong pillar of our company, it’s natural that giving back be a cornerstone of our 60th Anniversary celebration. But with a slightly new twist: We’re giving back to those who do the giving back. So, what does this mean? It means we’re looking to honor inspirational heroes – those unsung people who, with simple acts of kindness or courage, make your community a better place. You probably know one. Or more. They’re the person who walks an elderly neighbor’s dog, volunteers at a soup kitchen, has a smile no matter what, or any number of other things they do that brightens someone’s day. They don’t do these things for the recognition, but it’s time they got some.
To say “thank you,” every Art Van Furniture location will choose a deserving hero to receive a $1,000 gift certificate. Plus, each winner will have a chance to be picked to receive a $5,000 home makeover. Heroes are found everywhere. We can’t wait to learn about who inspires you.
Have a hero in mind? Click here to tell us about them. Nominations will be accepted until October 14, 2019.