Art Van looking for charities

Art Van _Cindy Crawford

February 23, 2017—

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day, last week, Art Van Furniture kicked off its ninth annual Art Van Charity Challenge. The HFA member announced it has opened the application process for charities across the Midwest to compete for $180,000 in grants. Art Van Furniture will award the winning charity with a $100,000 grant.

Cindy Crawford, supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist, has partnered for a third year as the Art Van Charity Challenge Ambassador.

Charities that provide assistance to children, health care and human services may submit applications through March 28. The fundraising portion of the challenge kicks off April 4 and runs through noon April 25.

Last year, $2.3 million was raised for charity through the challenge.