FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2022) – Matter Brothers Furniture and Florida Leather Gallery are partnering with local United Way chapters to lend a helping hand to the communities affected by Hurricane Ian. The family-owned company is opening donation centers at ten of its locations throughout Southwest Florida to collect much-needed, everyday items to assist with ongoing hurricane relief efforts.
“This is our home; my brothers and I grew up in this community,” shares John Matter, president of Matter Brothers Furniture. “We will do everything we can to assist those in need. We have launched immediate efforts to provide necessities to those most in need.”
“We know that the recovery of our community is going to take a long time. We are working on other initiatives to continue helping the community through donations of furniture and mattresses. We will rebuild this beautiful region in which we live, and we love,” says Tom Matter, vice president & treasurer of Matter Brothers Furniture.
Matter Brothers Furniture is a furniture retailer based in Fort Myers with five stores and over 250 employees throughout the region. The company is working directly with United Way of South Sarasota County and United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties on these relief efforts.
“This hurricane has caused immense devastation to our beautiful community, but I’m deeply moved by the rallied support from around the nation, even our brand partners are reaching out to aid as we help our friends and neighbors,” shares Gary Matter, vice president of Matter Brothers Furniture. “We are driven to be here every step of the way as we begin to rebuild the place we call home, and we’re so grateful to be able to come together through these efforts.”
Anyone able to donate basic needs items is encouraged to drop off donations, between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at any of the open Matters Brothers Furniture locations listed below:
Naples Showroom: 7200 Trail Blvd, Naples, FL
Pinellas Park Showroom: 7801 US Hwy 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL
Tarpon Springs Showroom: 40528 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL
Sarasota Showroom: 4675 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
Fort Myers Showroom: 11750 S Cleveland Avenue Fort Myers, FL
Distribution Center: 11920 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL
Florida Leather Gallery is taking part in this effort by accepting donations at five of its locations between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
Bonita Showroom: 28701 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL
Clearwater: 30209 U.S 19 North, Clearwater, FL
Fort Myers: 11016 South Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL
Sarasota: 7766 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
Tampa: 6206 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL
For years, Matter Brother Furniture has partnered with United Way in ongoing efforts to provide furniture to those in need and has plans to extend these efforts as part of its hurricane relief assistance.
Donations are also accepted through an Amazon wish list on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.matterbrothersfurniture.com/hurricane-ian.inc.
About Matter Brothers Furniture & Mattress
Matter Brothers Furniture & Mattress is family-owned and operated since 1976 with five locations throughout Southwest Florida including Ft. Myers, Naples, Sarasota, Pinellas Park, and Tarpon Springs. The journey began in 1955 when Stewart Matter Sr. became a sales representative for Simmons Mattress Company. After several years of traveling through various states, and a longing to be home every night with his family, he decided to open a furniture showroom in his hometown of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. After 20 years of success, he set his sights on Ft. Myers, Florida, where he relocated, settled, and ultimately raised his family. Over the years, his sons, Tom, John, and Gary followed in his footsteps, joining the business and have since grown the business to one of the Top 100 Furniture Retailers in the country.