79.6 F
Phoenix
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Copenhagen Imports & Community Food Banks to Raise $60,000 To Support Hunger Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · MARCH 8, 2024


March
8, 2024, Phoenix, Arizona

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, familyowned 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 nonperishable 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.”

To create community awareness, Copenhagen’s food bank partners – St. Mary’s Food Bank, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, San Antonio Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, and El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank – will participate in social media and in-person coverage of the 5&5 Charity Food Drive. Copenhagen will be conducting a full-scale media campaign across newspaper, digital, and social channels. 

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.”

As a family-owned and -operated company since 1970, Copenhagen Imports has a longstanding history of, and commitment to, community involvement. Each year, Copenhagen works with local organizations in Arizona and Texas to advance charitable causes – from fighting food and housing insecurity to championing the wellbeing of children and pets. Jorgen Hansen affirms, “Being involved in the community has always been a priority for us. We owe our success to the community, and it feels natural that we should be giving back.” 

Visit Copenhagen’s website for more information: www.copenhagenliving.com/

About Copenhagen 

Copenhagen Imports, family-owned and -operated since 1970, is a Scandinavian contemporary furniture and accessories retailer with seven locations across Arizona and Texas. Copenhagen provides high-quality, tailored customer service and curates its furniture collection to ensure quality and responsible pricing. Copenhagen prioritizes fostering a family-oriented, professional workplace for employees and supports causes that benefit their local communities. To learn more, please visit www.CopenhagenLiving.com/About  

 

Press Contact 

Emily Hansen, Copenhagen Imports, Web & Digital Marketing Manager 

E: emilyh@copenhagenliving.com | c. 520.668.3377 

www.copenhagenliving.com/promotion/charity-food-bank

The event is finished.

Date

Mar 20 2024 - Apr 14 2024
Expired!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here