Justin Gravius, Loomis Group
Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $7,000 to Connecticut Schools
Seven Schools Will Receive $1,000 Awards to Use in Education and Arts Programs
(Manchester, CT) - February 2, 2011
Bob's Discount Furniture today announced that it will donate funds to seven schools in Connecticut in support of arts and education programs. These funds are made possible through money collected in donation jars, which are located in each store's cafe.
In February, each of these Connecticut schools will receive $1,000 checks:
• Church Street School, Hamden
• Middle School of Plainville, Plainville
• Joseph A. Foran High School, Milford
• Huckleberry Hill School, Brookfield
• Windsor Locks Middle School, Windsor Locks
• Hartford Public High School, Hartford
• Waterbury Arts Magnet School, Waterbury
"We value the community support we receive at all of our locations, and are thrilled to help enhance education and arts programs in these areas," said Cathy Poulin, public relations director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. "We encourage donations in all of our stores, and distribute this money to worthy schools and community organizations up and down the East Coast."
Every month, Bob's randomly selects schools in the communities near its stores and grants a donation ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. This month, Bob's Discount Furniture is supporting education and arts programs in Connecticut with the cash awards. With stores across New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, Bob's has donated money to hundreds of schools over the last 20 years. Previous winners have used the donations for purchasing new art and classroom supplies, funding student activity groups and going on field trips.
About Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob's Discount Furniture provides quality furniture at everyday low prices, and a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. All of Bob's stores feature a complimentary café with gourmet coffee, ice cream, fresh baked cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob's has built strong customer loyalty by offering a vast selection of fashionable and affordable furniture that surpasses their "discount" expectations. With 43 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, the company is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program. Bob's and its staff support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions, and every year the company donates more than $1.5 million to charities. To find out more about Bob's and its charitable programs visit www.mybobs.com, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs_Outreach and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mybobs.
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 Bob’s 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.