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BOB’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE AND PLANNED FURNITURE PROMOTIONS, INC. RAISE OVER $400,000 TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES WITH 24TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
(Manchester, CT) July 21, 2011 – The Charitable Foundation of Bob's Discount Furniture along with Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc., announced today that its 24th charity golf outing and dinner held on July 19 raised over $400,000. The funds raised during this annual event will benefit local charities in and around Bob’s communities, including the American Red Cross, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society’s Camp Rising Sun, Family & Children’s Aid and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
The outing included 18 holes of golf at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club for 247 golfers, followed by an evening event at the Farmington Club featuring dinner along with silent and live auctions for 360 guests. Bob Kaufman and Gene Rosenberg, co-founders of Bob’s Discount Furniture and the annual golf outing, golfed alongside fellow employees, partners and community members in an effort to raise money for children in need living in the communities served by Bob’s Discount Furniture. Under Kaufman’s and Rosenberg’s leadership, this event is a driving force behind the company’s culture of charitable giving and community aid.
“This has become an annual tradition, and we’re so pleased with the turnout by our business partners and friends, because the non-profit organizations that will be helped by the event need it more than ever,” said Rosenberg, also a co-founder of Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc. “We’re truly gratified by the generosity of all of those supporting this year’s event.”
Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation responds to more than 100 requests for charitable donations per week. Each year, the Charitable Foundation donates more than $1 million in furniture, gift certificates and monetary donations to social service agencies, group homes, and local fundraisers in neighboring areas. In addition, each year the Charitable Foundation sponsors more than 100 children to attend a camp for youth living with cancer. For more information about Bob’s Discount Furniture and its Charitable Foundation, please visit www.mybobs.com/charity.
“To give back to the children in the communities that we serve using these funds raised with our vendors and media partners goes to the heart of our corporate philosophy,” said Kaufman.
About Bob's Discount Furniture
Named the 2008 Furniture Retailer of the Year, with 42 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, Bob's Discount Furniture has built strong brand awareness and customer loyalty by providing quality furniture at everyday low prices, combined with a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of fashionable and affordable furniture that surpasses their "discount" expectations. As a part of the overall shopping experience, all stores feature a complimentary café with gourmet coffee, ice cream, fresh baked cookies and candy. For more information, visit www.mybobs.com.
About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions. For over 15 years Bobs Discount Furniture has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England and has through direct in store blood drives raised over 21,000 productive units and over 15,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006. Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, The Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center , Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Special Olympics. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.