Giving Back is Part of Our Fabric

Whether it’s saving the America’s Thanksgiving Parade® or collecting 3 million bottles of water for the troubled city of Flint, Art Van Furniture has become synonymous with giving back through a proven track record as an unwavering corporate citizen. It all stems from Art Van Elslander’s belief of supporting the communities in which we serve. Six decades later, this philosophy continues to guide Art Van Furniture and is just one of the many reasons why our 4,000 associates are proud to work at Art Van Furniture.

Seeking a Donation?

Art Van is happy to consider your donation request which must be done online. We receive thousands of requests each year and do our best to honor each one. We donate to accredited charities and not to individuals. Please review our eligibility requirements & restrictions before submitting an application.

Art Van Furniture has been funding important initiatives for decades. Chances are we have come across your question somewhere along the way. To be considered for a charitable contribution from Art Van Furniture’s Community Initiative program, the requesting organization must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt IRS letter
  • Provide the donation request on official charity letterhead
  • Be located in or provide services to a community where Art Van Furniture has a store location
  • State what Art Van Furniture will receive in return
  • Email all of the attachments to

Art Van Charity Challenge

Art Van celebrates a decade of giving back through the Art Van Charity Challenge. With 10 million donated and helping to raise more than 26 million dollars, the Midwest’s number one furniture and mattress retailer has helped more than 450 charities with their causes. Cindy Crawford, international supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist, serves as the Art Van Charity Challenge Ambassador.


Furniture Donations

Are you replacing furniture in your home and would like to donate your used furnishings that are still in good condition? Choose from a list of community organizations that can come and pick up your donation


America's Thanksgiving Parade

A long-standing tradition, Art Van Elslander single handedly saved the annual Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. With the parade facing financial peril in 1990, Mr. Van Elslander wrote a personal check that saved the iconic and beloved family event. Van Elslander was the “Art & Soul” of the parade and since 1990, the company has remained a fixture on the parade route and continues to serve as a major contributor on an annual basis. In 2013, Art Van Furniture cemented its relationship by becoming the presenting sponsor. Today, America’s Thanksgiving Parade ® presented by Art Van Furniture is known throughout households nationwide.