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Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $14,000 to Virginia and Maryland Schools
Fourteen Schools Will Receive $1,000 Awards to Use in Education and Arts Programs
(Manchester, CT) June 4, 2012 - Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced that it will donate funds to 14 schools in Virginia and Maryland in support of arts and education programs. These funds are made possible by customer donations to collection jars located in the cafes found in every Bob’s store, which offer free refreshments (including gourmet coffee and fresh-baked cookies) to all Bob’s shoppers.
Bob’s has invited representatives from each of the Maryland schools to its Rockville store, located at the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center, 12011 Rockville Pike, on June 25 to receive the donation checks. Representatives from the Virginia schools are invited to its Falls Church store, located at 5845 Leesburg Pike, on June 26. For the events, Bob’s will also provide food and hand out “Heavenly Skies & Lullabies” books, which are published by the Heavenly Productions Foundation.
“June is a special month for Bob’s as we are doubling the number of schools we provide funds for in our monthly school donation program, so 14 schools in the greater D.C. area will benefit,” said Cathy Poulin, public relations director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We value the community support we receive at all of our locations, and are thrilled to help enhance education and arts programs in Maryland and Virginia.”
Each of the following seven Virginia schools will receive $1,000 checks:
• Bailey’s Elementary School, Falls Church
• Belvedere Elementary School, Falls Church
• Falls Church High School, Falls Church
• George Mason High School, Falls Church
• Glen Forest Elementary School, Falls Church
• JEB Stuart High School, Falls Church
• Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Falls Church
Each of the following seven Maryland schools will receive $1,000 checks:
• Cesar Chavez Elementary, Hyattsville
• Northwestern High School, Hyattsville
• St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville
• Farmland Elementary School, Rockville
• Meadow Hall Elementary School, Rockville
• Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville
• Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville
Every month, Bob's randomly selects seven schools in the communities near its stores and makes a donation of $1,000. This month, Bob’s Discount Furniture is supporting education and arts programs in Virginia and Maryland 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. Past recipients have used the donations for such things as 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 cafe 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 $100,000 to schools and 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 at @MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mybobs.
About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation anchors the charitable work of the entire Bob’s organization. The foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, along with Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and other employees, support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and contributions that annually exceed $1.5 million. For more than 15 years Bob’s has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England to promote blood drives. Other supported charities include 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.