BOB’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND PLANNED FURNITURE PROMOTIONS RAISES OVER $275,000 TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHILDRENS CHARITIES
(Manchester, CT) August 6, 2009 – The Charitable Foundation of Bob's Discount Furniture along with Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc., announced today that its 22nd charity golf outing and dinner held on August 4 raised more than $275,000. 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 golf outing included 18 holes of golf at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club for 215 golfers, followed by an evening event at the Farmington Club featuring dinner and silent and live auctions for more than 350 guests. Bob Kaufman, co-founder and president of Bob’s Discount Furniture, 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 leadership, this event is a driving force behind the company’s culture of charitable giving and community aid.
“The turnout and response by the guests and donors who attended this year’s golf outing was amazing,” said Kaufman. “Given the challenging economic times, non-profits need our support now more than ever. We are truly grateful to the continued support we receive and are thrilled to be able to put 100% of this money to work for those in need.”
During the dinner, Kaufman presented checks of $20.000 to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (Scott Mulready Foundation), $50,000 to the Jimmy Fund, $60,000 to Family & Children’s Aid, and $90,000 to Camp Rising Sun.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation responds to more than 150 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 kid’s camp for youth living with cancer.
For more information about Bob’s Discount Furniture and its Charitable Foundation, please visit www.mybobs.com/charity.
About Bob's Discount Furniture
Named the 2008 Furniture Retailer of the Year, with 33 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, 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, many locations have complimentary cafés featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy, while other locations offer home theater and video arcade entertainment. 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. Among the many supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Salvation Army, Marshall House Youth and Family Emergency Shelter, National Conference for Community Justice, American Red Cross and Connecticut Children's Medical Center. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.
About Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc.
Leaders in the media industry have recognized Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP), an affiliate of Gene Rosenberg Associates, LLC, as North America’s number one retail promotional specialist. Since 1962, PFP has specialized in the planning and implementation of limited-duration promotions for retailers of all sizes. These clients are interested in ceasing sales, retiring, raising cash, and other individual goals. PFP, serves as the strategic partner for retailers during their promotional events offering buying power, inventory planning and management, sales staffing, advertising, financing, and more.