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At Room & Board, we believe we’re part of something bigger. That’s why we support local nonprofit organizations in the communities where we live and work, as well as national organizations doing good across the country. In doing so, we strive to help create a more equitable, stable and sustainable world for all.

Looking Back at 2021

In 2021, Room & Board supported more than 85 organizations dedicated to social and environmental causes. Whether through financial donations, product donations or volunteer support from our staff members, we’re proud we made an impact.

Providing Human Services for Those in Need

Home matters. We believe everyone should have physical shelter, emotional shelter and access to nutritious food. So this year, we supported more than 20 organizations providing healthy food and housing for low-income or houseless youth, families and seniors.

One of these organizations is Community Servings, a Boston-based nonprofit providing scratch-made, nutritious meals for people with chronic illnesses. Our Boston Showroom team has worked with Community Servings for six years so they were excited to start volunteering in the Community Servings kitchen this again summer.

A few of the other organizations we supported in 2021 include:

Breaking Ground (New York)
CommonBond Communities (Minnesota)
P:EAR (Oregon)

Members of the Boston store team at a volunteer event with Community Servings.

Supporting LGBTQ Equity

Room & Board has a long history of publicly opposing measures that imit the rights of LGBTQ individuals and partnering with nonprofits caring for the LGBTQ community. This year, we celebrated PRIDE in many locations while supporting more than 20 LGBTQ organizations, including the following:

Ali Forney Center (New York)
Lambert House (Washington) 
Resource Center of Dallas (Texas) 

Members of the San Diego store team celebrating PRIDE this past June.

Helping Create a Sustainable World

From how we make our furniture to how we operate our business, sustainability is a thread woven through everything we do.

This year, staff members supported The Nature Conservancy (TNC) by taking part in a tree-planting volunteer day in Fridley, Minnesota. Over the course of three hours, the group planted about 140 trees. Plus, Room & Board financially sponsored a TNC intern this summer focused on freshwater conservation.

In addition to TNC, we supported more than 10 other organizations dedicated to sustainability, including:

Climate Generation (Minnesota)
I Love a Clean San Diego (California)
Teaneck Creek Conservancy (New Jersey)

Staff members from our Central Office at the TNC tree planting.

Equity for All

We are committed to expanding diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of our business. That’s why we believe that equity should be built into the mission of all the partners we work with.

Here are a few examples of partnership efforts focused on building a more equitable and inclusive world:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
Black Retail Action Group (BRAG)
Owamni

Room & Board donated select furnishings, including our Hirsch bar stools, to Owamni, a new Indigenous restaurant located in Minneapolis.

Want to learn more about how Room & Board makes an impact? We invite you to read additional information on our company and the causes we support.

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2 Comments

  1. Cynthia Murati says:

    That’s great! I’m so glad to see this and the very diverse spectrum of your charitable giving.

  2. Susan Gordon says:

    Thank you very much for supporting such a wide variety of very worthy causes! As a customer, I especially appreciate what you have done and continue to do!

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