Charity’s Official Furniture Provider Saluted for Support of Families in the Washington D.C. Metro Area and Across the Globe

Falls Church, Virginia (October 10, 2013) – La-Z-Boy was honored at the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) International Conference as the 2013 recipient of the RMHC Outstanding Stewardship Award. Through this Award, the family-centered nonprofitrecognizes corporations whose commitment and support exceeds expectations in helping to support the mission of the Charity.

La-Z-Boy began its support of RMHC in 2008 with the donation of furniture to RMHC Chapters in the USA and Canada. Since then, the company has increased its support extending its donation to RMHC Chapters in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. With the donation of over 5,000 pieces of furniture to date, the Company and its network of owners have been an integral part of the Charity’s ability to provide comfort, care and compassion to families and their children through the Ronald McDonald House® and Ronald McDonald Family Room® programs.

“Since 2008 La-Z-Boy and The Washington D.C. area Furniture Galleries have donated almost two dozen pieces of furniture to our Ronald McDonald Houses in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia which enhanced our ability to ensure that thousands of families dealing with the medical crisis of a child are able to stay together so their child can heal better and cope faster,” said Claudia J. Lewis, Director of Community Relations. Local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries such as those in Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia and the surrounding Washington D.C. area have also held fundraisers for our families, donated toys for our children, and their employees have volunteered as guest chefs at our Ronald McDonald Houses. “We are very proud to be a part of honoring La-Z-Boy for their unwavering commitment to RMHC families across the world and in our own community.”

RMHC selects and formally recognizes a corporate donor for their extraordinary contributions to the Charity and its local Chapters at this conference which hosts over 1400 RMHC staff, board members and volunteers from over 40 countries and regions. Previous recipients of the Award include McDonald’s Corporation®, The Coca-Cola Company®, and Southwest Airlines®.

“It is hard to comprehend the level of stress, uncertainty and worry families must feel when facing the illness of a child,” said Kurt Darrow, president and CEO of La-Z-Boy. “Our commitment to RMHC goes beyond the furniture we provide. It extends into the local communities, through fundraising and volunteering activities. We are honored to be associated with such a remarkable organization. We are grateful to know that, every day, we are able to provide comfort to RMHC families so they can stay focused on helping their children recover.”

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington D.C. (RMHC®):

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, D.C. eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that help children heal faster, cope better, and stay healthy. Through our three core programs – two Ronald McDonald Houses, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Children’s National Medical Center, and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® in association with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital that provides on-the-spot “free” medical care for thousands of underserved children yearly, RMHC of Greater Washington D.C.’s programs build bridges to health care for children in our community. RMHC also has an Outreach Program that helps children and young adults reach their full potential. RMHC Greater DC changes children’s lives. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@RMHCofGreaterDC.), or like us on Facebook (

About La-Z-Boy

Headquartered in Monroe, Mich., La-Z-Boy has been producing some of the world’s most comfortable furniture for 85 years. The company manufactures a full line of comfortable products for the living room and family room, including the company’s world-famous recliners, reclining sofas and love seats, sleep sofas, modular furniture and leather upholstery, as well as stationary sofas, love seats and chairs. It is a division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB), one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. “Live life comfortably®.”



Amy Hellebuyck

Manager, Brand Marketing & Public Relations

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RMHC of Greater Washington DC

Claudia J. Lewis

Director of Community Relations


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