Wayfair has renewed its partnership with Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially-adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans.
The company said its two-year partnership will reach more than $1 million in fundraising this year.
Since 2018, Wayfair has partnered with the organization to design and furnish four homes for veteran families, accommodating the accessibility needs of each. Wayfair has raised funds for Homes For Our Troops through the donate at checkout feature on Wayfair.com, where customers have the option to make a donation with each purchase.
Most recently, Wayfair worked with Homes For Our Troops on its 300th build for Army Sergeant Nathan Shumaker and his family, learning about their home style and needs, and, in response, designing and furnishing each room in their custom Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant home.
In related initiatives, Wayfair’s dedicated military recruiting and engagement team partners with a number of organizations, including the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Program, to connect transitioning service members, veterans and spouses with career opportunities. Wayfair has several employee resource groups including Military Community at Wayfair, an employee-led, company-supported gathering of current and former military members, as well as family and friends of military members. The program creates a safe, inclusive space for community building, networking and professional development that includes transitioning service members who are now taking on new roles in the civilian workforce.
“For veterans, now more than ever, having a comfortable and accessible home where they can focus on their families, reconnect, and recover after serving is especially important,” said Derek Oliver, Marine Reservist and Wayfair head of government affairs and corporate responsibility. “We’re proud to renew our commitment to Homes For Our Troops to support their important mission, and are so appreciative of the generosity our customers have shown since the beginning of our collaboration.”