Justin Gravius, Loomis Group
(Manchester, CT) September 26, 2011 – Bob's Discount Furniture today announced that it will donate money to five schools in Connecticut, the state where its first store was launched 20 years ago. These funds are made possible through money collected in all of the donation jars which are located in each store café.
In September, the Niantic Center School will receive a check for $2,500, and four other schools will receive $1,000 checks:
• Ellington Middle School
• Frank T. Wheeler School (Plainville)
• Harborside Middle School (Milford)
• Killingly Memorial School (Danielson)
Every month, Bob's randomly selects five schools in the communities near its stores and grants a donation ranging from $1,000 - $2,500. With stores across New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, Bob's has donated money to hundreds of schools across the Northeast over the last 20 years.
“Bob’s values the community support we receive at all of our locations, and we are committed to helping enhance education and arts programs in these areas by encouraging donations and distributing money to worthy schools and community organizations," said Cathy Poulin, Public Relations Director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “In September, we're supporting several schools in Connecticut, and we look forward to helping out schools in neighboring states as the year goes on."
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.