At Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, we are committed to saving our customers money. “Furniture can be a large expense for families. So if we can work together and save our customers money, then they will be able to focus those savings on what really matters, their family.” Saving our customers money has been the goal since we opened the doors over 20 years ago and this commitment has made a difference for thousands of families every week. At the heart of this initiative is the community we live in. That’s why Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse continuously supports their community through a variety of different charitable organizations.
Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse is proud to support several charities, like the Canadian Cancer Society, Sick Kids, Nanny Angel Network, our proud Canadian Military, Canadian Veterans, Firefighters Association, Police Association, Wounded Warriors, local women’s shelters, homeless shelters, child autism initiatives and so many more. We believe that through our community efforts we can make a difference and help support those in need.
Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse is proud to serve our local communities. We love making a difference through local initiatives, which would not be possible without the support of our customers, our associates and our communities.
Surplus Furniture has been a proud supporter of the Nanny Angel Network for many years (click here for link). The Nanny Angel network is an organization that provides childcare to mothers with cancer to assist in taking care of their children, giving the mothers a chance to get well while still knowing their children are being cared for. Audrey Guth the founder, was recently voted a local hero by CNN (see the story here). The Nanny Angels are fully vetted, caring and trained volunteers who support the children throughout the parent's cancer journey. Parents are comforted knowing their kids are in safe, caring hands which helps reduce unneeded stress while they focus on their own well-being.
In 2019, it was an honour for Surplus Furniture and Mattress to donate furniture to the Saint John Homeless Squad. What started out as a wish, turned into a reality, when Surplus Furniture was fortunate enough to donate enough furniture to fully furnish 15 units that provided shelter for many homeless individuals in the New Brunswick area. Click Here for Details. A group of social service workers in Saint John put words into action with the help of several agencies by converting 15 rental properties into liveable homes in an effort to help several homeless individuals capture a second chance.
Surplus Furniture was proud to hold their first ever “Nominate a Local Hero” contest in late 2019. The winner was Melissa Vandi-DeGuerre and Family from St. Albert, Alberta. The family won a brand new living room makeover from Surplus Furniture. It was a nomination contest held across Canada, in which we had received several thousand nominations. Jenny Pham (a family friend) had nominated the Bandi-DeGuerre family because their teenage daughter Ava had been battling cancer for several years and felt they deserved a new living room make-over. It was an inspiration to learn about the strength, and courage the Bandi-Guerre family had shown during Ava's battle with cancer and how it had formed a rich family bond. This was an exciting contest, not only for the staff but for everyone that had participated. It was fantastic and uplifting to read about all of the local hero’s and to have the ability to provide some comfort to a family in need.
In late 2016, Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse partnered with SERTA Mattresses, and held a give-away, where one lucky individual would win a New Nissan Micra. Over several months, ballots were collected at all local Surplus Furniture and Mattress locations and one lucky individual was chosen from the Brandon Manitoba area. This initiative stemmed from the realization that many Canadians are without adequate transportation for work or school. Sasha Clym was that lucky winner who got to drive home a brand-new Nissan Micra.
Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse doesn’t stop at just charities as our vision extends to everyone in the community. We work directly with the community and with the families in need. For instance, a fire ravaged the home of an elderly couple in one of our local communities, so Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse donated an entire house full of furniture to help the couple. A local student didn’t have a bed to sleep in so Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse donated a mattress set so the student could get the proper sleep required for their studies. A local family required beds after being forced from their home, so Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse donated new beds in order to help them rebuild.