Pride Month Tribute: Queer Eye Furniture Line & Manufacturer Partner Dorel Home to Donate Furniture and Funds in Support of LGBTQ+ At-Risk Youth
Queer Eye, with Dorel Home, are pledging a percentage of June Queer Eye furniture sales to The Ali Forney Center and donating furniture to the AFC’s Harlem Drop-In Center and housing sites across New York City.
LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2021) – In honor of Pride Month, Queer Eye and Dorel Home will be donating a portion of proceeds from sales of their furniture line to The Ali Forney Center for the entire month of June.
Following the successful reboot of the beloved TV show from Scout Productions came the anticipated launch of the Queer Eye Collection of furniture exclusive to Walmart in 2020. Now, on the cusp of celebrating its first year anniversary this July; the Queer Eye branded furniture, which is designed with leading manufacturer Dorel Home (the home furnishings division of Dorel Industries Inc., TSX: DII.B; DII.A), via a partnership brokered by IMG, has debuted two new collections of fresh finds for a fab home. The collections mix modern industrial charm with uplifting vibes, featuring stylish items for inside the home and a brand-new outdoor collection for the summer.
For the month of June, Queer Eye and Dorel Home will donate a portion of proceeds to The Ali Forney Center and will outfit the AFC Harlem Drop-in Center and housing sites located in New York City with furniture pieces in an effort to add comfort to safe spaces. The Ali Forney Center is dedicated to protecting LGBTQ+ youth from the harms of homelessness and empowering them with the tools needed to live independently. They've grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ+ homeless youth in the country, assisting over 2,000 young people per year and providing over 70,000 meals annually.
“It was important for us to commemorate Pride Month in a way that helped make a tangible difference for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly for at-risk youth,” said Claudia Grundman, Senior Director of Brand Management of Dorel Home. “That is why we’re so proud to partner with The Ali Forney Center whose core mission is to protect vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth from the perils of homelessness and to empower them with the tools to live independently. We are humbled to join forces with this inspiring organization.”
“Queer Eye is a force of nature on the small screen that’s helping to expand representation of the LGBTQ+ community in a positive way,” said Alexander Roque, President and Executive Director of Ali Forney Center. “Partnering with Queer Eye feels like a natural coming together of two entities focused on creating a brighter future for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s an exciting collaboration and one we’re very glad to be part of.”
"One of the great ways to feel good is to give back. The Ali Forney Center is a non-profit focused on at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. They do real work, affect real change and we're proud to be associated with them” said the Queer Eye Team.
With universally stylish pieces inspired by the Fab Five like the Liam Futon and Corey Counter Stool, the exclusive Walmart Queer Eye Collection features fabulous furniture at an affordable price with rugs as low as $43.99 to couches for $372.00.