A Hope to dream

Ashley Furniture HomeStores is very proud to support families in our community by providing kids in need with beds for better night's sleep.

A Hope to Dream provides clean, comfortable beds to children who may not otherwise have one. We believe that a good night's sleep is critical for children to reach their full potential.

For each mattress purchased at an Ashley Furniture HomeStore, we donate $5 to provide beds for children in need in that community.

Application form can be found at any Ashley Furniture HomeStore location or online at www.AHopeToDream.com.


The Children's
Hospital Book Market

"Dufresne is proud to be the title sponsor of the Dufresne Children’s Hospital Book Market, the longest running fundraiser in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Each year, St. Vital Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba hosts three sales that offer thousands of books in more than 60 categories.

Since its inception, the Book Market has raised over $6 million in support of children’s health care, equipment and research, which saves the lives of children from across Canada.

You can help us support this great cause by visiting a book market or dropping off your used books at either of our Winnipeg Dufresne Furniture & Appliances locations. Find out when the next sale is by visiting goodbear.mb.ca

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity offers a hand up, not a hand out. Community-helping- community is something we are honoured to support as a Habitat for Humanity Build Sponsor.

As a gift to each new Habitat homeowner in our home community of Winnipeg, Dufresne is happy to donate a high efficiency front-load washer and dryer set!

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity at www.habitat.ca.

Dufresne’s Play for Purpose Fundraising Golf Tournament

Each year we come together with our team members, partners and friends for a great day of golf and to raise funds for a charity in our community. In 2012 and 2013 we played for Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, raising over $115,000 in proceeds for this important cause.

On behalf of our Dufresne team, thank you to our sponsors, golfers and to the Glendale Golf & Country Club for a great day of laughter, friendship, golf and fundraising.

Our 2014 tournament was on September 11, 2014. Once again, we raised funds for Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

To find out more, see our Play for a Purpose page or contact playgolf@dufresne.ca.

The United Way

It is a natural fit that we support the United Way each year through both corporate and individual donations. After all, in one shape or form, we all benefit from the charities the United Way supports.

We continue to offer our team members the opportunity to give back and strengthen the community around them through an annual pledge drive and team fundraising events each fall. The United Way strengthens our communities by focusing on improving education, income and health in our communities.

To learn more about the United Way, visit www.unitedway.ca.

Dream Big Experience with Dufresne and the Bombers

As local, community minded organizations, Dufresne Furniture and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a perfect fit! Together, we’re supporting and celebrating families, health and fun through three initiatives.

Dream Day Experience: A sleepover at Investors Group Field where we surprise 23 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters with jerseys, hats, footballs and brand new beds to ensure they have a better night sleep and reach their full potential.

Dream Game Day Experience: To follow up the fun, these children, their mentors and their families are invited back to enjoy the excitement of a live Bombers game! For more information, visit www.dufresne.ca/dreamday.

Dufresne Better Game Seats Experience: we’re hosting a Big Brothers Big Sisters pair each home game in true comfort in branded, leather recliners in our exclusive VIP section at the 55-yard line. Two additional VIP section seats to each Bombers home game will be presented to our valuable guests as part of an in-store contest. We are also rewarding a lucky Bombers fan with their very own pair of recliners through a contest hosted in The Bomber Store.

The Dufresne Foundation

We are honoured to host our own foundation, The Dufresne Foundation. Administered by a committee of volunteers, The Dufresne Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we operate through the support of women, children and health care by ad hoc giving and planned programs.

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, The Dufresne Foundation hosted the Dufresne $1 Million Charity Challenge, presenting $500,000 in grants from $5,000 - $30,000 to 51 charities across Manitoba and Ontario. In return, we asked these charities to raise an equal amount to the grant they received. As a result $500,000 turned into over $1.6 million dollars for charities in the communities we operate. Thank you so much for your support for this initiative!