(WATERTOWN, NY) – Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattress Store, located at 1125 Arsenal Street, will host a “Games and Crafts Day” on Saturday, March 7, 2020, to raise awareness for the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC). The event will run from 12 to 2 p.m. and feature free family-friendly activities such as animal mask-making, board games, indoor cornhole, a movie showing, snacks and more.

Store Manager Matthew Vance said each Raymour & Flanigan store is “given the opportunity to partner with local organizations to both support monetarily as well as bringing awareness to others about what those organizations contribute to our local community.” That’s because Raymour & Flanigan is a family-owned company and “looks to continually support the communities where their associates live and work,” he said.

“We are fortunate to partner with the Volunteer Transportation Center and help bring awareness for both those who may be in need of transportation or to those who are generous with their time and wish to volunteer and give back to others,” said Mr. Vance. “We look forward to partnering with the Volunteer Transportation Center and continuing to support our local community.”

“When Matthew and the store’s visual merchandiser, Joelle Meade, reached out to us about hosting an event or the Volunteer Transportation Center, we were thrilled,” said Jeremiah S. Papineau, Foundation Director for the VTC. “The work they do to shine a spotlight on causes in our community is admirable. So, when we were approached, we were, of course, excited to work together.”

In addition to activities for families, information will be on display about the Volunteer Transportation Center, a nonprofit organization which provides non-emergent medical transportation for the people of the North Country through a dedicated corps of volunteer drivers across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

“We have a mission dedicated to helping those facing challenges with transportation,” said Mr. Papineau. “So, for Raymour & Flanigan to offer us this platform to share our story, we are extremely grateful.”


Mainly operating in the Northeast U.S., Raymour & Flanigan partners with some of the best furniture brands to provide a huge selection of stylish, mid-priced furniture. The company offers nationwide delivery on many products, making their collections accessible throughout the country.

Although shoppers with classic tastes can find plenty of traditional pieces at Raymour & Flanigan, the brand specializes in contemporary looks and trends. With reasonably priced items for the entire home, this store is one of the top furniture brands for value, style, and durability.

To give more people access to quality furniture that fits their budget, Raymour & Flanigan also runs clearance centers. Sofas vary from lower-priced, on sale options at $500 to over $2,000, hitting a broad range of price points.

Since its opening in 1946, Raymour & Flanigan remains committed to bringing high-quality furniture to people along the eastern seaboard. The company also features outlet pieces and runs frequent sales. The brand’s online presence gives them an even wider reach. Customers across the United States can buy affordable, quality furniture from Raymour & Flanigan.

For more information about Raymour & Flanigan, visit their website at www.raymourflanigan.com or call their Watertown location at 315-788-0599.


The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC), established in 1991, drives thousands of miles each year assisting community members in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Over the last 20 years, this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care appointments, grocery shopping, and other destinations for residents.

In 2019, our volunteer drivers provided 30,356 charitable trips over 912,866 miles in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, an increase in miles of 17.47% over 2018. Of those miles, 424,290 originated in Jefferson County, 141,190 in Lewis County, and 347,386 in St. Lawrence County.

The staff, Board of Directors and volunteer drivers look forward to a time when transportation to community activities and services is accessible to all North Country residents regardless of economic or specialized needs. But for now the mission drives on — striving to provide transportation to health, wellness and critical needs destinations utilizing volunteers and mobility management for anyone who has barriers to transportation.

For more information about how you can help the Volunteer Transportation Center, about its upcoming events, or to become a volunteer driver, contact the agency at 315-788-0422. To learn more, visit www.VolunteerTransportationCenter.org.