Bob's Discount Furniture Helps Make Home More Comfortable for 10-Year-Old Wakefield Boy with Muscular Distrophy
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BOB’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE HELPS MAKE HOME MORE COMFORTABLE FOR 10-YEAR-OLD WAKEFIELD BOY WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Local Retailer Donates To 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Painting Makeover Giveaway
(Manchester, CT) December 21, 2010 – Bob's Discount Furniture, with 40 retail store locations throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, is pleased to be a part of Dennis Moffit Painting’s 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Painting Makeover Giveaway. After two months of renovations to Adam Aref’s Wakefield home, Dennis Moffitt Painting will be revealing the revamped home to Adam and his family this Thursday the 23rd at 2:30pm.
In October, Adam, a 10-year-old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, was selected from dozens of entries as the recipient of the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Painting Giveaway. After losing the ability to walk on his own, Adam’s mother realized that their home would not accommodate the necessary equipment Adam would need to get around.
On Halloween, Mike and Dennis Moffit, owners of Wakefield-based Dennis Moffit Painting, were thrilled to let Adam and his family know that they had been selected for a home remodel to make their house more accommodating for Adam. Bob’s Discount Furniture is honored to be one of the nearly 40 people, groups and companies that came together to donate more than $50,000 in labor and materials to help the Moffits make Adam’s house his home once again.
After a couple months of work, the grand reveal will welcome Adam home to a brand new living space specially designed for his wheelchair. By converting the garage into a bedroom and living space with a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and adding a new walkway and ramp into the main entrance of the house, Adam will once again be able to move around his own home.
“We couldn’t be happier to be able to provide this wonderful young man with the necessary furniture for his new bedroom and living space,” said Cathy Poulin, Public Relations Director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “Adam is truly inspirational and we are so glad that we can have a part in helping to make his home as comfortable and accessible as possible.”
For more information about Bob’s Discount Furniture and its ongoing charitable contributions, please visit www.mybobs.com/charity
About Bob's Discount Furniture
Named the 2008 Furniture Retailer of the Year, with 40 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, 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.