City Furniture raises over $690,000 for heart health association

From left to right: Dave Francis, Chief Strategy Officer of City; Sabine Delouche, American Heart Association representative; and youth hockey players from the Panthers IceDen.

TAMARAC, FL — City Furniture, a family-owned American furniture and mattress retailer, announced that it has raised an impressive $691,987 for the American Heart Association this year. This remarkable achievement surpasses their initial pledge to raise $650,000 through the company's 5% Giving Pledge.

Leading the charge for the company's heart-healthy initiatives is Andrew Koenig, CEO of City Furniture, alongside his wife Deana. As members of the 2024 Broward Heart Ball, they have been encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating well, exercising, and monitoring blood pressure.

"City Furniture's commitment to fighting heart disease is embedded in our DNA. For over 7 years, our fundraising efforts have empowered communities to take action and embrace heart-healthy living," said Koenig. "Together with the AHA, our associates, and customers, we will continue to champion heart health and make a positive impact on our community."

City Furniture's efforts to support the AHA included inviting associates and customers to join them in raising crucial funds and awareness for heart health. As part of this campaign, City encouraged customers to "Test Rest" a mattress in any of its showrooms. For each test, the company donated to the AHA and rewarded customers with a gift card.

City's initiatives have made and continue to make a significant impact:

•    Distributed heart-healthy food resources to 150,000 individuals at Mobile School Pantry and the Miami Dade College Pantry.
•    Shared "Healthy Starts at Home" resources with 12,000 individuals.
•    Provided 177 infant CPR Kits, 90 blood pressure monitors, and 50 New Mom Kits (including both infant CPR kits and blood pressure monitors) for expecting families and high-risk mothers.
•    Donated 23 life-saving CPR and First Aid Anywhere Kits to United Way Houses, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, and the Girls Scouts of Tropical Florida.
•    Donated 30 individual CPR Anytime kits and a stipend for an AED to the Girls Scouts of Tropical Florida

"City Furniture is committed to promoting heart health, supporting initiatives, and making a positive impact right here in South Florida," said Marisol Garcia, Executive Director for the American Heart Association's Florida market. "We are grateful for the team's unwavering support through lifesaving donations and awareness campaigns. Together we are striving to create a healthier tomorrow."

Additionally, CITY partnered with Florida Panthers and AHA to host a "Heart Dash" event at Amerant Bank Arena, promoting CPR training and heart health. During the event, local youth hockey players participated in a Heart Dash, showcasing their commitment to heart health awareness through physical activity on the ice. CITY also donated a CPR kit to the Panthers IceDen equipping young athletes with essential CPR skills to potentially save lives in cardiac emergencies.

To learn more about City's "Test Rest" initiative and its support of the AHA through their 5% Giving Pledge, please visit



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