Schewels Home, a family-owned furniture store with 50 locations across Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, concludes its annual mattress sale which benefits the Salvation Army in our community with a diaper drive. A portion of every mattress sold at their “Second Annual Diaper Dollar Mattress Savings Event” generates funds for diapers and other childcare items to be distributed by the Front Royal Salvation Army. On April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Schewels collects donations of diapers and childcare items from its stores.
“The Salvation Army supports families in so many ways, and Schewels Home wants to support families through this program to provide the local Salvation Army with nappies and childcare items to ease the burden on families and keep their babies safe and healthy,” Schewels said. ‘ owner, Jack Schewel.
Throughout the year, The Salvation Army assists families and individuals with food, rentals and utility assistance in Warren, Page and Rappahannock counties. “Having an increased supply of nappies and childcare items will be a blessing for those with young children,” said Front Royal Salvation Army Captain Ann Hawk. “If you had to choose between feeding your family or buying diapers, could you choose? Something as simple as a fresh, clean bottom can help babies and their families reach the top.
Community members can donate to Schewels Home at 125 E. Main Street at Front Royal or 1460 US Hwy. 211 West, Suite C in Luray, or learn more about the work Front Royal’s Salvation Army does throughout the year on their website at www.salvationarmypotomac.org/frontroyal.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army helps more than 23 million Americans each year overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardship through a range of social services. By providing food to the hungry, emergency relief to disaster survivors, rehabilitation to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and clothing and shelter to those in need, the Salvation Army the greater good in 7,600 operations centers across the country. In the first-ever list of “America’s Favorite Charities” in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the nation’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.
About Schwels Home
Founded in 1897, Schewels Home is one of the oldest furniture retailers in the United States. It all started when our ancestor, Elias Schewel, started selling door-to-door chairs in Lynchburg, Virginia. Elias has expanded his business by allowing his clients to repay over time and by serving all members of the community, regardless of race or religion. Currently, Schewels Home is owned and operated by Marc and Jack Schewel, the fourth generation of the family, and Matt Schewel, the fifth generation.