Committed to giving back

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 2019, La-Z-boy Incorporated and the La-Z-boy Foundation made a combined total of donations of more than $2.5 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 13,000 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 and are a great addition to the overall corporate social responsibility initiatives of La-Z-boy.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 a local hospital for healthcare workers to relax in after grueling shifts. Additionally, the La-Z-boy Foundation donated money to local Monroe, Michigan-based groups 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 is also donating $1 million of furniture to frontline healthcare workers through our #OneMillionThanks campaign, where we are harnessing the collective spirit and creativity of individuals across the Internet to say thank you to those medical professionals who have 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.

Financial

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

In-Kind

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

Local non-profit funds in action

$2.5 million donated

The La-Z-boy Foundation granted over $2.5 million to non-profit organizations in 2019.

Top 2019 Beneficiaries included

United Way: $220,000 granted across the country

Crowder College: pledged $150,000 for new Field House

River Raisin National Battlefield Park: Foundation supports educational programs

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

Gabby's Ladder: $100,000 to assist with the purchase of a new facility, Gabby's Grief Center.

Monroe County Opportunity Program: $100,000 donation to the Opportunity Center at the ALCC

Newton Neosho County Library: $150,000 designated for library renovations

Signature charity

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

11 years of giving

Over the past eleven years, we have donated more than 10,000 pieces of furniture to RMHC homes, and helped furnish 150 new and existing houses and family rooms across North America and Canada.

Comfort first

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

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.

Proud supporter

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

Is my organization eligible?

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.

Registered non-profit

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

Location

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

World Headquarters

Monroe, MI

Headquarters

England - New Tazewell, TN

Casegoods - Hudson, NC

Manufacturing Plant

Neosho, MO

Siloam Springs, AR

Dayton, TN

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.

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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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