Ecologic Charitable Contributions & Sponsorships

Charitable Contributions – Helping Our Community Make Lives Better

At Ecologic Furniture, we strive to provide four important qualities to our customers: sustainability, durability, affordability, and great service. In addition to providing superior products and services for large and small universities and student housing facilities, we also prioritize helping those in need. Our mission is to not only provide the best furniture to our customers, but also to take time out from our daily business activities to improve the lives of those around us.
We believe that giving back to the community is a direct reflection on how we operate as a company. Basic necessities such as furniture can be expensive and difficult (or impossible) for some non-profits to purchase. It’s in these situations that we often check our inventory to see what we can do to help. We take pride in being actively involved with our community and donating furniture to help organizations like Ronald McDonald House, local shelters, and other charitable groups create comfortable environments for their guests.

A Few Ways We Are Able to Help

Our furniture is built to withstand wear and tear experienced in demanding student living facilities – a quality that’s equally valuable in other high traffic environments. A donation could be as simple as providing a chair to a charity or offering volunteers to help raise awareness for an important cause. We often have extras as our collections change from year to year and encourage local charities to contact us about meeting their specific needs. Donations can include the following furniture items:

  • Seating
  • Tables
  • Desks
  • Mattresses
  • Lounge Items

The first step for any charitable donation is to contact us to explain your needs and discuss ways our company can help. If you’ve been wondering how to obtain specific furniture items, require a monetary donation, or simply need a helping hand, feel free to contact us by e-mail at or by phone at (847) 234-5855.

We encourage charities, assisted living environments, community event coordinators, and others supporting a cause to ask about a charitable contribution. By doing so, we can check our stock to provide one or multiple items for the cause. We can also volunteer for events and supply other types of donations as well. Whether you need furniture donations or just a little bit of our time, the team at Ecologic Furniture is ready for action!

Charitable Contributions and Donations


Early 2017, the Housing Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, sought for a handful of quotes from different furniture suppliers and manufacturers. Our student residences needed a facelift and these quotes would be the first step towards budgeting and eventually realizing an ambitious project. Just a few months later, Hurricane Maria wrecked the better part of our island, including our Campus.

As soon as telecommunications started to be restored, I was able to read an e-mail sent by one of the companies we had contacted. Ecologic Furniture found out we had been hit hard and contacted us to see how we were doing and, more importantly, how they could be of any help. At this point, our hopes for a refurbishing project had inevitably been postponed as restoring our infrastructure assumed priority. Nonetheless, storm winds pushed water…



I want to thank Ecologic Furniture for the donation of dressers. Our clients have been selecting them quickly, and they will likely all  be in good homes by the end of the month. Please let me know if you have any more furniture you are looking to donate. Look forward to talking again soon!

   ~Griffin Amdur
Chicago Furniture Bank

The Housing Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, sought for a handful of quotes from different furniture suppliers and manufacturers as our student residences needed a facelift. Just a few months later, Hurricane Maria wrecked the better part of our island, including our campus.

Ecologic Furniture found out we had been hit hard and contacted us to see how we were doing and, more importantly, how they could be of any help. At this point, our hopes for a refurbishing project had inevitably been postponed as restoring our infrastructure assumed priority. Nonetheless, storm winds pushed water all throughout the residences and into the students’ rooms. It was clear that our sights needed to be refocused but it was also clear that new furniture would have a much needed positive effect on our students’ quality of life.

Ecologic Furniture was the first and only company to offer help. They donated
new beds, mattresses and futons for our students. The impact of a life-altering natural disaster is impossible to calculate but it is in these difficult times that a helping hand can go a long way. We have received help from those who rise to the occasion and show uninterested solidarity.

   ~Darwin J. Marrero
     Assistant Dean of Student Services University of Puerto Rico
     Rio Piedras Campus

Dear Ecologic Furniture,

You have our sincerest gratitude for your generous support throughout the year, below, you will find listed contribution summary.

To illustrate how we are putting your philanthropic investment to good use, here is a snapshot of key outcomes and accomplishments of NHPF and Operation Pathways, our resident services affiliate. During a year fraught with challenges by the pandemic, social unrest, and a highly charged political environment we are proud to have completed in 2020 the following for the people we serve:

●  Acquisition and preservation of an additional 454 units of affordable housing
●  Redevelopment, of 866 units of affordable rental housing
●  Acquisition and redevelopment of 94 single-family houses
●  22,018 wellness-checks on 6,807 residents
●  More than 25,500 food delivery and/or meals for more than 5,300 residents
●  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) delivery to 3,760 households
●  Procurement and delivery of educational supplies for 549 school age children
●  Internet connectivity assistance provided to households in need, including 62 seniors
●  462 residents received or increased WIC assistance
●  Provided energy/utility assistance to 514 residents
●  Assisted 599 residents with unemployment support

Best wishes for a 2021 where individuals, businesses and services enjoy a healthy recovery. We hope you will sustain your donor support this year and plan to join us for the 5th Annual NHPF Symposium to be held October 13th.

     Thomas G. Vaccaro SVP External Affairs

Thrive Academy Logo

Dear Daniel:

Thank you for Ecological Furniture’s in-kind contribution of furniture for Thrive Academy’s dormitory received on 10/21/2022. Details of the gift received are below.

Your gift has a direct and lasting impact on Thrive Academy students. Thanks to gifts like yours, hundreds of young people have and will go on to earn their high school diplomas. Many who never thought it possible. Whether graduates go on to a four-year university, trade school or to the workforce, their lives are stronger and brighter thanks to you.

You are among many committed leaders who choose to invest in Thrive Foundation to brighten the futures of children across Louisiana.

Ronald McDonald House
(Loyola House)

“THANK YOU for your generous support! We received the chairs this morning and put them directly in to the kitchen at the RMH near Loyola. We truly appreciate your wiliness to help us help.” – Lisa

Ronald McDonald House
(House near Lurie)

“We just finished unloading the amazing chairs and tables here… Truly a HOME RUN in terms of needs, YOUR graciousness and your team’s support (and great personalities). Please thank All!” – Mark


Medina’s Children Home

Their Mission:
Arms of Hope’s facilities include Medina Children’s Home. The facilities have over 150 years combined experience in comprehensive residential care programs for children. Arms of Hope also reaches disadvantaged children in their own neighborhoods in various communities with its Outreach Ministry programs.

Ohio Christian University

Ohio Christian University scholarships and programs through The Chester and Jean Mitchell Linking Legacies Scholarship and Ministry Support Endowment Fund.

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc.

“Hi, there. The sofa has been delivered and it looks great! It fits the space perfectly and the clients are enjoying a nice, sturdy, comfortable place to sit. Thank you so very much for your generosity! It is greatly appreciated.” – Erika



Burke Rehabilitation and Research Wheel Chair Games

Dear Ms. Cardilo, Thank you for your donation of $250.00 in support of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s 2016 Wheelchair Games. Your support will enable us to expand our Wheelchair Athletic Program while advancing our mission of providing outstanding rehabilitative care. Donations like yours are used to help train athletes, purchase specialized equipment and strengthen our programs. Most importantly, your contribution will help countless Burke patients reach their maximum recovery. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Administration and most especially, our patients, thank you again for your role in helping us at Burke, help others.

ACUHO-I Foundation

September 30, 2016 Dear Daniel, On behalf of the ACUHO-I Foundation, a 501( c ) 3 organization, we thank you for your generosity and participation in the 2016 Silent Auction held at the ACUHO-I Annual Conference in Seattle, WA. It is individuals like you that help provide commitment and support to the mission of the ACUHO-I Foundation. Your contribution truly makes a difference and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity. This letter serves as tax documentation of the fair market value of your item donation to the Foundation’s Silent Auction. Your 2016 Silent Auction donation item, Crosley 3-Speed Turntable (Chalkboard), valued at $100.00, is tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law, as advised by your tax professional. We are very happy to report that the 2016 Silent Auction was a tremendous success with over $16,000.00 raised. Special gifts from thoughtful friends of the Foundation, like you, made all the difference for us!


At THRIVE, we embrace the idea that all children can learn. THRIVE Academy is a free, college preparatory, charter boarding school for grades six through twelve in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, serving at-risk youth from East Baton Rouge Parish. The mission of THRIVE is to empower students from under served Baton Rouge communities and prepare them academically and personally for success in college and beyond. All of our efforts to fulfill our mission are guided by our core values of Endurance, Compassion, Independence, Ownership and Partnership and are grounded in our beliefs



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