COMMUNITY — SUSTAINABILITY— HOME
Our Community Mission
We strive to not only deliver an end result to our customers that earns their loyalty year after year, but to make a greater impact on the world.
We champion social educational, environmental, and health issues by devoting meaningful resources and fellowship to a variety of initiatives throughout our communities.
Enriching Our Communities
Engaging & Supporting Our Famiies
Bringing Home To Those In Need
The Foundations We Support
Hope To Dream
Ashley believes that every child deserves a good night’s sleep. that’s why we founded “Hope To Dream” in 2010. the program provides brand new beds to children in need across the U.S., and Canada, and is expanding to other areas in the world. A portion of every mattress sale from a participating store helps pay for each bed. Since its inception, more than 140,000 beds have been donated.
Scan to nominate a child in need or to donate and help give the gift of better sleep.
Feed the Fight, an initiative created by 1915 South owner Russell Turner, gave $40,000 in meals to local first responders and hospital staff in all of our store communities during the early days of the Covid pandemic. Meals were sourced from locally-owned, independent restaurants in an effort to help their business survive during that difficult time.
Malivai Washington Youth Foundation
Malivai Washington Youth Foundation is an inner-city after-school program founded by former pro tennis player Mal Washington. Ashley supplied all of the furniture for this state-of-the-art facility. Ashley’s team members have mentored and taught cooking skills at the foundation.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia
Ashley connects with Boys & Girls Clubs in the communities we serve by hosting quarterly events with the children. Our team members organize and run the events and provide food, games, crafts, and more. We also work with BGC administration to connect children in need of beds with our Hope to Dream program.
The Salvation Army
Ashley is one of the official collection points for Angel Tree. Run by the Salvation Army, this program is well known for the Christmas Trees spotted in our stores around the holidays. Store guests can adopt a child to provide gifts for. Our team collects the gifts, then we volunteer for one day to help sort out the thousands of gifts for the hundreds of children this organization supports.
The Giving Tree
Jennifer Smith founded The Giving Tree to help provide clothing for kids in need. Ashley has organized two shoe drives and collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes for her organization, with most of the recipients being children.
Toys For Tots
Toys for Tots is a program run by the US Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children in need at Christmas. Our stores serve as a collection point for toys in some of the communities we serve.
All Things Common Ministries
Pastor Keith Thomas leads a church in an underserved area of Jacksonville. Whether it’s hosting events to feed the local community or providing new windows for the church, our Ashley team is working to make an impact and uplift spirits.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness. Through a partnership with stores in our communities, Ashley gives what is needed to meet some of these special children’s wishes.
Children’s Home Society
Children’s Home Society delivers the right services at the right time to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. They strive to keep more kids safe at home with their families, giving parents confidence and opportunities, and empowering them to raise their children in healthy, nurturing homes. Ashley has partnered with CHS to help provide home furnishings to some of these families as needed.
Cure Violence & Bridges
Cure Violence & Bridges for the Cure is a program working in Northwest Jacksonville, the Eastside, and Brentwood to reduce violence in the area. Their team of “violence interrupters” work the streets of Jacksonville looking to peacefully resolve conflicts before they escalate. Ashley has attended several of their “community Reset” events, where we’ve provided food for families in need.
Morningstar Children & Family Services
Morningstar children and Family Services is a not-for-profit organization providing residential and community counseling services to children, youth, and their families. The Youth Estate Camus and Residental Care Facility serves some of Georgia’s most in-need children and youth ages 12-18. Ashley has partnered with Morningstar by providing new mattresses to the newly renovated residential cottages.
Habitat For Humanity
Ashley has partnered with Habitat For Humanity to pay for and help build two homes over the last couple of years. Many of our Ashley team members volunteered on the projects, pitching in to help get these homes built. Both homes went to single mothers with children and Ashley provided for both families once the home was completed. With stores in six states, we hope to continue to expand our efforts to reach all the communities we serve.
Hands On Thomas County
Hands On Thomas County has been engaging individuals in service to the Thomas County community for over 20 years. They work daily to connect volunteers to nonprofits, needs, and service opportunities to make a positive difference in the community. 1915 South/Ashley is the event sponsor for HOTC Day each year when everyone comes together to complete volunteer projects.
The Boston Festival & Bed Race
The Boston Festival & Bed Race is an annual event in Boston, Georgia to help raise money to purchase books for children in their community. Above sponsoring the Bed Race, our Hope to Dream program gives beds to local children in need, nominated by their local youth program.