We strongly believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work.
Introduced in 2011, Blanket The Country aims to give warmth and a sense of ownership in the form of a blanket to those who have very little. Together with our customers we have donated over 50,000 brand-new cozy fleece blankets to shelters across Canada.
"Blanket The Country In Warmth represents so many things that are core to Urban Barn. We are a community focused company and this initiative allows us to directly support the communities that support us in a meaningful way. It also represents our top value: Be Respectful. So often, those going to shelters feel disrespected or forgotten. In our own small way, Blanket The Country is about showing these people that they are still people, still worthy of respect and love."
Linda Letts, Urban Barn President
Our Give & Take program, ensures our customer's much-loved furniture does not end up abandoned on the side of the road. When we are delivering their fabulous new furniture, we will pick up their used-but-still-useful sofa, chair, table etc... Eligible items are transported to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore for resale. All proceeds from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore program go directly into rebuilding homes around the community.
The program is currently available in BC (Lower Mainland) and Ontario (Greater Toronto Area), with plans to expand to stores across Canada.