The hit TV series Queer Eye is showing its support of Pride Month by donating a portion of proceeds from sales of its Dorel Home furniture line to The Ali Forney Center for the entire month of June.
Launched exclusively to Walmart last year, the Queer Eye Collection of furniture arrived off the back of the successful reboot of the hit TV series from Scout Productions. As the collection prepares to celebrate its first anniversary this July, the branded furniture – designed with Dorel Home via a partnership brokered by IMG – has debuted two new collections.
These new additions ‘mix modern industrial charm with uplifting vibes’, featuring stylish items for inside the home and a brand-new outdoor collection for the summer.
For the month of June, Queer Eye and Dorel Home will donate a portion of proceeds to The Ali Forney Center and will outfit the AFC Harlem Drop-in Center and housing sites located in New York City with furniture pieces in an effort to add comfort to safe spaces.
The Ali Forney Center is dedicated to protecting LGBTQ+ youth from the harms of homelessness and empowering them with the tools needed to live independently. It has grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ+ homeless youth in the country, assisting over 2,000 young people per year and providing over 70,000 meals annually.
“It was important for us to commemorate Pride Month in a way that helped make a tangible difference for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly for at-risk youth,” said Claudia Grundman, senior director of brand management of Dorel Home.
“That is why we’re so proud to partner with The Ali Forney Center whose core mission is to protect vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth from the perils of homelessness and to empower them with the tools to live independently. We are humbled to join forces with this inspiring organization.”
Alexander Roque, president and executive director of Ali Forney Center, said: “Queer Eye is a force of nature on the small screen that’s helping to expand representation of the LGBTQ+ community in a positive way.
“Partnering with Queer Eye feels like a natural coming together of two entities focused on creating a brighter future for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s an exciting collaboration and one we’re very glad to be part of.”
The Queer Eye team, added: “One of the great ways to feel good is to give back. The Ali Forney Center is a non-profit focused on at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. They do real work, affect real change and we’re proud to be associated with them.”