More than just a furniture store, Haynes continues to be a major philanthropic supporter of causes in the community. The entire Strelitz family, carries on the tradition of giving back through their direct involvement with many local charitable organizations that enrich and serve the entire area, including the Strelitz Diabetes Research Institute and the Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center.
In 2015, Haynes held our first ever Big Thank You holiday giveaway and it was a resounding success! Haynes customers dropped the name of their favorite charity in stores and the one with the most votes earned a $10,000 donation.
The charity with the most votes was Hope for Life Rescue of Virginia Beach. We were proud to help Hope for Life Rescue provide necessary care to homeless and neglected animals in Hampton Roads.
(And thanks to all their great work, they were named the #1 nonprofit in Coastal Virginia by Coastal Virginia Magazine!)
Haynes and The Dump sponsored Navy veteran and Virginia Beach native Rodney Hahn in his quest to hold the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups in 24 hours.
Since Haynes was founded in Norfolk, Virginia over 120 years ago, we’ve taken pride in honoring our roots by giving back to our Navy community.
We feel tremendous gratitude for the fact that our customers have made us the #1 furniture store in Virginia.
The Big Give event in March 2016 was a chance for the Strelitz family and the entire Haynes employee family to give back to the community we love.
Our customers voted St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital as their charity of choice, and so Haynes made a $5,000 gift to St. Jude’s.
During the 2016 holiday season, Haynes had the privilege of sponsoring our second annual Big Thank You holiday charity giveaway.
After all was said and done, Haynes customers voted Richmond-based Here2Hear as their favorite charity this year! Here2Hear is a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low cost services related to hearing healthcare for children and adults in the Richmond metro area.
Congratulations to Here2Hear and thank you for all that you do to support hearing health programs in Virginia!
Haynes sponsored a polar plunge fundraiser held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Virginia Beach oceanfront to benefit Jay McKinney, son of Jim McKinney, the former Director of Loss Prevention & Security for Haynes Furniture.
Jim retired in 2016 after over two decades with Haynes, while Jay has been fighting cancer for five years as he and his wife continue to raise their four young sons.
The Strelitz family pledged a sum of $7500 to match the funds raised by the dozens of plunge participants and their families and friends.
Donations continued to come in even after the plunge portion of the event had ended, bringing the final total raised to $22,456! Thank you to all who donated, participated, and supported this fundraiser.