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Friday, June 14, 2024

Copenhagen Imports & Community Food Banks to Raise $60,000

Copenhagen Imports has partnered with community food banks across Arizona and Texas in a company-wide fundraising initiative, the 5&5 Charity Food Drive, to raise $60,000 in support of hunger relief. Each Copenhagen location will participate, including the Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert stores in Arizona and the San Antonio, El Paso, and Austin stores in Texas.

In 2022 and 2023, Copenhagen raised $190,000 for community food banks, making the target goal $250,000 over three years – no small feat for a local, family-owned business. This year, Copenhagen Imports’ Phoenix locations will partner again with St. Mary’s Food Bank in Arizona for the furniture store’s third-annual 5&5 Charity Food Drive.

From March 20 through April 14, 2024, Copenhagen will donate 5% of all gross sales to St.Mary’s Food Bank to support the food bank during a time of year when giving is historically low. Copenhagen’s fundraising goal for the Phoenix community is $20,000. In addition, employees across the company are volunteering for shifts at food bank warehouses, gardens, kitchens, and more to show their support for this cause.

To encourage participation, Copenhagen will give customers a 5% discount on purchases made in their showrooms and online when the customer donates at least 5 non-perishable food items or $25. St. Mary’s Food Bank will provide bins for food collection at each location, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert. Each showroom will also have donation forms and/or a digital fundraising page set up by the food bank for those wanting to make monetary contributions.

“This year, I especially encourage customers to donate non-perishable foods or a monetary gift,” says Jorgen Hansen, CFO and family-owner of Copenhagen. “You’ll be giving back to the local community and helping reduce the impact of food insecurity on our friends and neighbors.”

During the previous year’s 5&5 Charity Food Drive, Copenhagen surpassed its fundraising goal and donated $90,000 to the five food banks listed above. St. Mary’s Food Bank received $30,000, which equated to 150,000 meals for those experiencing hunger across nine counties in central Arizona.

“It was inspiring to see the whole community come together to support hunger relief,” says Jorgen Hansen, “from our marketing team who created content to raise awareness, to local media partners and our employees who volunteered. A big part of our goal is to help educate people about the food bank’s role in our community, and we are always excited to be a part of that.”

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