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Committed to giving back

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Vision Statement

To improve the lives of others by developing a world-class program based on partnerships where employees feel a sense of connection and pride in their communities.

Mission Statement

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we live and serve through our leadership, financial contributions and volunteer efforts.

Principles of our founders

Following the example set by our founders, Mr. Knabusch and Mr. Shoemaker, La-⁠Z-⁠Boy is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we live and serve through leadership, financial contributions and volunteer efforts. Our philanthropic initiatives include the La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Foundation, local community involvement, disaster relief, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, and in 2021, La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Incorporated and the La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Foundation made a combined total of donations of more than $2,7 million.

Our employees exemplify this spirit of giving through leadership and volunteer efforts in their own communities, and for numerous non-profit organizations, which include the United Way, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and others.

“The La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Summer of Caring” is a seasonal initiative that encourages and supports employee volunteerism during the summer. The program launched in 2018 and since then, our employees have accumulated over 25 000 hours of caring. In 2019, a sister program “The La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Season of Caring” was launched at the request of employees who wanted to continue that spirit of volunteerism during the holiday season. These programs correspond with the La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Corporate Mission Statement, including “compassion,” one of our company’s core values, and are a great addition to the overall corporate social responsibility initiatives of La-⁠Z-⁠Boy.

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In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that were marked by a shortage in personal protective equipment, La-⁠Z-⁠Boy made and donated hundreds of thousands of masks and tens of thousands of medical gowns to healthcare workers in the communities in which we operate and offered masks to our suppliers for their workforces. We also donated recliners to local hospitals for healthcare workers to relax in after grueling shifts. Additionally, the La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Foundation donated money to local Monroe, Michigan-based groups and non-profit organizations in our plant communities to help those in need during the crisis and many of our employees made personal contributions to those impacted by the pandemic. La-⁠Z-⁠Boy also donated $1 million of furniture to frontline healthcare workers through our #OneMillionThanks campaign, where we harnessed the collective spirit and creativity of individuals across the Internet to say thank you to those medical professionals who worked tirelessly to ensure our safety. We know our founders would be proud of our efforts to give back to the communities around us.

We live here and we work here.

We believe that it’s important to give back to our communities and we offer two different kinds of support.

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Financial

Cash contributions to U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organizations

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In-Kind

Donated product to U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organizations

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$2,7 million donated in 2021

La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Incorporated and the La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Foundation granted over $2,7 million to non-profit organizations through cash and in-kind donations.

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Top 2021 Beneficiaries included

United Way: $196 000 granted across the country

River Raisin National Battlefield Park: $140 000 for educational programs

Ability Tree: Continued funding of $185 000 grant to serve families with disabilities through Recreation, Education, Support, and Training (R.E.S.T.)

Gabby’s Grief Center: Continued funding of $150 000 grant to complete renovations of new facility

Monroe County Opportunity Program: $50 000 donation to the Opportunity Center at the ALCC for campus-wide multi-cultural art installations created by a multi-generational and multi-cultural group, including artists and local participants

Newton Neosho County Library: Continued funding of $150 000 grant designated for library renovations

Appalachian State University: Pledged $333 000 for establishment of the La-Z-boy Distinguished Endowed Professorship within the College of Fine and Applied Arts with the intent to increase faculty and student diversity within Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design, specifically in the Furniture Design and Interior Design Concentrations

American Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation: $350 000 grant to help preserve the contributions of past, present, and future leaders of the furniture industry

Neosho School District: Continued funding of $400 000 grant for new Multi Sports Complex

Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County, Arkansas: Continued pledge of $100 000 for construction of new facility

Signature charity

Our commitment to comfort runs deep. That’s why La-⁠Z-⁠Boy is the official furniture provider of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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14 years of giving

Over the past 14 years, we have donated more than 15 000 pieces of furniture to RMHC homes.

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Comfort first

This helps give families a comfortable home away from home while their children receive much-needed medical care.

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Award winning

In 2013, La-⁠Z-⁠Boy received the RMHC Outstanding Stewardship Award, which recognizes corporations that have embraced the RMHC mission as their own and exceeded expectations in their support of the charity.

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Proud supporter

It is our privilege to support RMHC and offer comfort to those who need it most.

Over the past fourteen years, we have donated more than 15 000 pieces of furniture to local RMHC Chapters, helped furnish over 150 new and existing Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room programs across the U.S. and Canada, and extended the RMHC partnership to Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Our long-standing, multi-faceted partnership has provided $7 million in support to ensure RMHC can continue to provide compassionate care and essential resources to children and families being served by leading hospitals worldwide.

Thousands of volunteers have given back through time, talent and resources. This has included delivering and setting up furniture, attending and supporting local Chapter events, sending uplifting words of encouragement to families and staff, and participating in La-Z-boy’s national volunteer initiatives: Summer of Caring and Season of Caring.

“On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), I would like to extend our sincere thanks to La-Z-boy Incorporated for its long-standing partnership that has helped us provide comfort, compassionate care and kindness to so many families for over a decade.” – Kelly Dolan, President & CEO, RMHC

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Is my organization eligible?

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Type of organization

La-⁠Z-⁠Boy supports non-profit and educational institutions with a focus on Arts, Humanities and Culture, Community Enrichment and Health and Human Services.

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Registered non-profit

We welcome applications from qualified and registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

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Location

To be considered for support, organizations must be located within a 30 mile radius of a La-⁠Z-⁠Boy plant or our headquarters.

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World Headquarters

Monroe, MI

Headquarters

Casegoods - Hudson, NC

England - New Tazewell, TN

Joybird – Commerce, CA

Manufacturing Plants

Dayton, TN

Lenoir, NC

Neosho, MO

Newton, MS

Siloam Springs, AR

Taylorsville, NC

Parras de la Fuente, MX-COA

Ramos Arizpe, MX-COA

San Luis Rio Colorado, MX-SON

San Pedro, MX-COA

Tijuana, MX-BCN

Torréon, MX-COA

Ready to apply?

Applicants should submit requests through our online application and are required to submit the following information:

La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Incorporated accepts applications for charitable support throughout the year. The La-⁠Z-⁠Boy Foundation meets quarterly in March, June, September and December to review requests.

Apply for charitable support as a qualified and registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization:

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Apply for charitable support as an individual, or not a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization:

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Please note that corporate funds are generally not available for the following: Additional funds to organizations already under a multi-year contract, individual needs, including scholarships, political organizations, social organizations such as fraternities and sororities, personal fundraising initiatives, travel funds for tours, expeditions or trips, beauty contest candidates, mission trips, loans, membership dues, start-up funds or seed money.

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