Giving Back

Ashley Furniture has always had a proud sense of its history and the wisdom to know what made it great. Our company continues to strive toward enhancing its communities by working to improve their infrastructure and community services. Ashley's presence in a community and its economic impact in an area aid local government efforts to garner grants, tax-advantaged financing, and other incentives. Ashley Furniture contributes several million dollars annually to local and national charities, seeking to improve the lives of people around the world.. Just a few of our philanthropic efforts are mentioned below:

Ashley Furniture Industries and Ashley Furniture HomeStore(R) retail furniture stores

  • donated $1.1 million to the Red Cross to aid Hurricane Katrina Victims.
  • raised over $6 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Ashley Furniture Industries

  • donated $1 million in furniture to the Minnesota and Wisconsin flood victims.
  • partnered with suppliers and retail partners, have raised over $4 million for the City of Hope to aid their research efforts.
  • is a strong supporter of the Mayo Foundation Medical Research.
  • has contributed approximately $500,000 to the non-profit Ashley’s Little Angels, which provides food, clothing, and toys to the thousands of children in need during the holidays.

Also, our locally owned Ashley Furniture HomeStore(R) retail furniture stores are extremely active in their communities, supporting such groups as the Boys and Girls Club, the American Cancer Society, local area charities and many, many more.

Ashley’s Angels
Ashley Furniture is a proud sponsor of Ashley’s Angels, an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, and blankets; and fills special gift requests for children in need each year. The organization has generated over $1,000,000 in donations and benefited nearly 10,000 children in Mississippi, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania since 1997. The community patrons of Ashley’s Angels, including local businesses and volunteers, partner with area schools to provide necessities, with hope for a better Christmas, to children who need it most.

A Hope To Dream
Founded in 2010 by Ashley Furniture HomeStore, A Hope To Dream seeks to provide less fortunate children a mattress set that is essential to a good night's sleep. For every mattress sold, $5 will be donated to provide mattress sets to local children in need.

Salute to Our Military
Among his many philanthropic contributions, Ron Wanek, founder of contemporary Ashley, is the lead benefactor of the Avenue of Heroes / Soldier's Walk. Located in Memorial Park in Arcadia, Wisconsin, Soldiers Walk is widely recognized by its visitors as the premier war memorial outside of Washington, D.C. in the United States. This memorial honors all U.S. wars with monuments and memorials in one location in chronological order. Monuments are constructed and displayed throughout the walk to honor those leaders and veterans who fought to give us the life and freedom we enjoy every day.

Soldiers Walk, a 500-year walk through time, begins when the Arcadia area was first settled. Events are recorded on 12" x 24" gray granite stones, embedded in chronological order. War years are represented with planters one meter in length for each year of the war.

The latest addition to this memorial park is a tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A twisted, scarred I-beam, once a support for one of the World Trade Center towers, arcs into the sky. Rising between two etched memorial stones are two large granite blocks representing the Twin Towers. Engraved is the date memorializing this tragic moment in U.S. history: 9-11-2001, the day that changed America forever.

To date, Ashley Furniture’s contributions to the park are valued at more than $5 million. This does not include the involvement of Ashley employees who have volunteered hundreds of hours in developing and maintaining the walk.

Ashley for the Arts
The 54 acre Memorial Park in Arcadia, Wisconsin provides a beautiful backdrop for one of the fastest growing festivals in the Midwest. Proceeds from Ashley for the Arts aid children’s charities, schools and various humanitarian initiatives.

Ashley Furniture and Ashley Furniture HomeStore retail furniture stores contribute several millions of dollars annually to local,
national and international charities.