DCHA Partners with Sonder to Provide Furniture Donations to D.C. Families


Sonder, a tech-enabled hospitality company that aims to redefine the travel experience through inspiring design and modern service, recently donated new and gently used furniture and home furnishings from a dozen Sonder spaces to the District of Columbia Housing Authority.

“This generous donation from Sonder is a first for DCHA and will be distributed to families that could benefit from new furniture,” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “We hope that these donated items will ease some of the stress our residents are feeling, so they will be able to focus on staying healthy and being safe.”

Offering the best parts of home and hotel, Sonder controls the end-to-end guest experience across each of its thousands of spaces located in vibrant neighborhoods across twenty-eight cities around the world. Sonder eliminates lines and crowded lobbies for guests with keyless entry and digital concierge services, in addition to no intra-stay cleans, multiple bedroom options, and most with full kitchens and private laundry.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the District of Columbia Housing Authority to provide families in need with new or gently used furnishings from Sonder,” said Patrick Weeks, general manager of D.C. “As a hospitality company focused on creating spaces that feel like home, we hope these new additions will create a more welcoming place for these families. We look forward to partnering with DCHA for years to come.”

The introduction between Sonder and DCHA was made by Olympia Moving & Storage President Piet Gauchat, whose company has been working closely with the agency to assist whenever any family requires their services since 2017. Olympia Moving & Storage, a 27-year-old national company, has been instrumental in the successful relocation of residents affected by redevelopment, environmental, health and/or safety issues, and interim controls.

“During their time working with the agency, Olympia has personified professionalism, patience, and excellent service to every household whom has needed moving assistance and have eased the burdens of our residents,” said Katrina Jeter, DCHA’s relocation project manager. “The agency and our residents are truly grateful for their compassion and consideration.”

Last Modified: 08/14/2020 3:45 pm