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Art Van Furniture invites charities to enter competition

Art Van Furniture, which operates several stores in the region including in O’Fallon, Ill., has opened the application process for Midwest charities to compete in its 10th annual Art Van Charity Challenge.

artvanfurniturelogoFor the fourth consecutive year, Cindy Crawford is the campaign’s official ambassador. Nonprofit organizations will vie for $305,000 in grants, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

Art Van Charity Challenge applications will be accepted through March 31, 2018. The competition is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing on women, children or human services located near an Art Van Furniture store in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, St. Louis and Iowa. The fund-raising portion of the Art Van Charity Challenge will run May 1 through May 20, 2018.

Said Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture: “Art Van Furniture is steadfast in our commitment to reward charities dedicated to improving their communities.”

Art Van Charity Challenge raised $1.4 million in 2017 and granted $180,000 to winning charities. Since the competition began in 2009, more than $8 million has been donated and over $24 million has been raised for 350 charities. For additional information, visit

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