Office Furniture Center believes in giving back with generosity and supports nonprofits to help optimize workplace capacity and create aesthetically pleasing work environments. We recognize the budget restraints of our nonprofit partners and offer support through gift-in-kind donations, deep discounts on furniture, and design assistance that delivers budget conscious solutions. The photo gallery below provides more information about recent nonprofit partnerships and their workplace transformations through OFC’s charitable giving!
Chicago Furniture Bank
The Chicago Furniture Bank is a non-profit organization that collects donations of gently used furniture and household goods and distributes them to families and individuals transitioning into supportive housing.
How We Help The CFB
Office Furniture Center shares portions of our warehouse and showroom to the Chicago Furniture Bank. We supply the CFB with a facility to run their operation at subsidized rates which allows room for growth of the organization. Our management and logistics team provides mentorship and consultation to CFB leaders to ensure that our community is healthy. In addition, OFC supplies gift-in-kind donations to both the CFB and their network of nonprofits.
LaTanya and the Youth of Englewood
LaTanya and the Youth of Englewood is an organization that works with youth ages 5-13 to provide after school activities including education, recreation communication skill building, social opportunities, advocacy and support. Most importantly this program provides strong relationships with capable, caring, and positive adults, a key component of helping children succeed in a dangerous and violent environment like the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago
Office Furniture Center was proud to provide this wonderful organization with partition walls to create spaces for kids to play and collaborate & desks and chairs for the office space.
Click here to learn more about LaTanya & The Youth of Englewood
Renewed, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused around providing housing, clothing, food and job opportunities to veterans and in-need individuals. Their goal is to create diversion and recidivism of homelessness in the Chicago area. Renewed, Inc. reached out to Office Furniture Center looking for desks, task chairs, lounge chairs and a sofa to furnish their new office. We were proud to offer furniture to Renewed, Inc. as they offer services that help the are that we live and work in.
"Our sincerest thanks for your extremely generous donation! We are very pleased with the furniture and will utilize it to its fullest capacity. We appreciate Office Furniture Center and all that you have done for us!" - Judith Smith, CEO, Renewed, Inc.
2019 Office Refresh Winner: Maryville AcademyOffice Furniture Center’s annual Office Refresh grant gives Chicago area nonprofits an opportunity to apply for a gift-in-kind donation of furniture valued at $5,000 to support operational or program growth. Maryville Academy was the 2019 recipient and through this award, selected new chairs for their main conference room and administrative offices, plus café tables and chairs for their employee break room. Additionally, OFC’s design team selected furniture in Maryville’s blue and green branding colors to bring a fresh and cohesive new look to their office. Congratulations to Maryville Academy!
Maryville is one of the oldest Social Service agencies in the state of Illinois. What started as an orphanage with residential, educational and vocational programs for young men orphaned/displaced by the Great Chicago Fire has continued for over 135 years to today with a variety of residential and outpatient programs. Through all those years, the focus has been and remains on helping youth became the best they can be in all aspects of their lives. Programs are located in Chicago, Des Plaines and Bartlett, IL. Currently Maryville offers: a Crisis Nursery where children are kept safe while their parent/s are in crisis; a healthcare center for medically fragile children; a Mom's Recovery Home to help break the cycle of substance misuse; a behavioral health outpatient clinic providing mental health and substance use services including DUI classes and counseling; residential homes for youth with mental health concerns and other issues including intellectual disability, juvenile justice involvement, or are pregnant and parenting; an alternative school for youth in middle school through high school; and, residential transition services for unaccompanied minors.
"One of my coworkers just told me how much she loves her new chair. And I have taken to eating in the break room versus my office. Much more social and lots of smiles around this office. Please know you made a difference today!"
Blessings in a BackpackBlessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that provides meals to children that are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. Office Furniture Center was proud to provide workstations, office seating, desks and conference tables to this wonderful organization.
NCTV 17 in Naperville
Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) is a non-profit organization the provides hyper-local television coverage of Naperville and the surrounding area to help bring the community together. Office Furniture Center provided cubicles, seating and storage for a much needed refresh of their workspace.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. Office Furniture Center was proud to provide cubicles to upgrade their Northern Illinois office in Bolingbrook.
Chicago Public Schools
A CPS School needed some chairs for their newly remodeled reading area. Office Furniture Center was happy to step up and donate some lounge chairs so the kids could fully enjoy and utilize their new area.