Under the direction of President/CEO Jake Jabs, American Furniture Warehouse has been actively involved with community giving for 40 years! At American Furniture Warehouse, we believe in giving back – because we live here too.
AFW receives hundreds and hundreds of donation requests each year and fulfilling all of these requests is impossible. However, we do want to touch as many lives as possible and although we may not be able to be a sponsorship for your event, we will often offer a gift card, or an item as a silent or live auction item.
Easter Seals of Colorado - Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
Jake Jabs, CEO of American Furniture Warehouse is the honoree of this year's 5th Annual Season of Lights Gala. Jake has been a significant member of the Easter Seals family for many years, donating his time and resources to many programs including Rocky Mountain Village Camp.
For years Jake has been traveling to Rocky Mountain Village to sing with the Easter Seals kids. This annual trek is one of Jake's favorite nights in the mountains, it is a highlight for the kids as well!
Project C.U.R.E. - In April of 2005 AFW unveiled "American's Warehouse for the World Campaign". AFW committed to match up to $1 million, dollar for dollar to build Project C.U.R.E.'s first permanent warehouse and international headquarters. Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. $1 million was raised and the warehouse was built, catapulting this worthwhile organization to be listed in Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities.
TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). This organization offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. For the last yen years, under the direction of founders Bo and Lynne Cottrell, the Colorado Celebrity Classic has netted more than $3.2 million for TAPS. This year's contribution to TAPS will be more than $250,000. Jake Jabs and American Furniture Warehouse was the Title Sponsor, a role reprised from the first Colorado Celebrity Classic. AFW has supported this Colorado event every year since its conception.
Toys for Tots - AFW stores have collected toys for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for a number of years. We collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys to the local Toys for Tots distribution as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Cancer League of Colorado - Cancer League of Colorado's mission is to secure the cure of control of cancer by raising funds to support innovative cancer research and cancer-related services in the state of Colorado. Cancer League of Colorado was established more than 40 years ago to raise money for cancer research and patient care in Colorado. Over that time, they have awarded more than $12 million in grants for cancer-related service programs and research within our state.. Research funded by Cancer League has lead to groundbreaking discoveries that have advanced the pursuit of our mission to secure the ultimate cure for or control of cancer.
Jake Jabs, President and CEO has long been a favorite speaker among high schools, colleges and professional organizations. Over the years Jake has spoken to a number of different types of business classes ranging from marketing to entrepreneurial classes, at all levels. Giving back his time to these students and organizations has become a priority for Jake as he has been able to set aside more time to do these speaking engagements. If you are interested in having Jake speak to your class or organization please contact us at email@example.com
Junior Achievement of Metro Denver – JA of Metro Denver came to us in 2013 and asked if we would house their JA Finance Park. The original idea for this park was to move from location to location. After some discussions we offered to permanently house JA Finance Park at our Thornton location. This has been a huge success for JA! It saves them the cost of moving, the wear and tear on the structure, and they can focus the time they are saving by recruiting more than 8000 kids to go through the program!
Montana State University – The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) received a $25 million gift from MSU alumnus Jake Jabs in the fall 2011. A portion of that gift was used to construct a new building, Jabs Hall. The MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers four undergraduate options of study - accounting, finance, management and marketing - as well as five minors - accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and small business management, finance, and international business. It also offers a master of professional accountancy degree and a business certificate. An enrollment of over 1,327 students, is a growth of 8 percent over the previous year.
University of Colorado Denver - Jake Jabs pledged $10 million toward entrepreneurship center at The University of Colorado Denver Business School, helping to dramatically expand its entrepreneurship education, research, programmatic reach, and caliber. With this gift, the newly renamed Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship will expand its annual Business Plan competition to encompass universities throughout Colorado and the West. It will enable the build-out of a named marquee space for the new Business School building. It will fund new endowments for a professorship, faculty research, programming and operations.