Paddy O’ Furniture donated more than $53,000 worth of furniture pieces to the West Valley’s New Life Center on Oct. 27 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
New Life Center is the largest domestic violence shelter in Maricopa County. It serves more than 1,000 children and adults annually through an emergency shelter and outreach support program.
Fifty-four furniture pieces were donated during the company’s visit to New Life Center’s meditation garden and outdoor dining area.
In the garden, there are new chaise lounges, rocking chairs and padded sling chairs from the new Patriot Collection, made in Arizona from recycled milk jugs and other plastics, along with several end and coffee tables.
In the dining area, Paddy O’ replaced the existing picnic tables with Cobblestone natural stone dining tables and 30 Patriot Collection padded-sling dining chairs. Five bistro-style table and chair sets were also donated.
“NLC is doing incredible work in our community, and we’re so excited to be a small part of that,” said Paddy O’ President Zach McMillen. “We wanted to create spaces at the shelter where residents can relax and enjoy moments of peace comfortably in furniture that will last for years.”
Paddy O’ also hosted an employee food donation drive at all seven Valley locations as well as sponsored a lunch for residents. Hundreds of nonperishable food and health items were collected.
“Keeping up with maintenance for a 104-bed facility is always a challenging task for us,” said Myriah Mhoon, New Life Center chief executive officer. “This amazingly generous donation from Paddy O’ has transformed our outdoor spaces, and we are so grateful for their support in helping to keep survivors of intimate partner violence safe and happy at our shelter.”
This donation is the first in the company’s pledge to help Arizona nonprofits with monetary and in-kind gifts over the years to come.