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BOB’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE CELEBRATES NEW HAMPSHIRE DAYS ALL SEPTEMBER
Bob’s Donates Nearly $18,000 To Local Communities and Celebrates Exciting Changes in All Four New Hampshire Store Locations
(Manchester, CT) August 30, 2010 – Bob's Discount Furniture, with 39 retail store locations throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, announces today, that during the month of September it will be celebrating New Hampshire Days. For the entire month, Bob’s Outreach program, including the Random Acts of Kindness campaign, will take place in the great state of New Hampshire. Designed to give back to local education and communities, the program will continue throughout the year and reach each state in which Bob’s operates.
Bob’s customers can participate in the program, too. In each Bob’s Discount Furniture store, containers located in the store cafés are available to collect donations. At the end of each month, Bob’s collects the donations and delivers them to randomly chosen schools in the area. Through its Bob’s Outreach efforts, Bob’s Discount Furniture has supported education in the communities surrounding each of its store locations with a special focus on children, as well as art and academic initiatives.
For the month of September, the lucky $1,000 winners in New Hampshire are:
• Manchester Memorial High School, Manchester
• Weston School, Manchester
• Charlotte Avenue Elementary, Nashua
• Sunset Heights Elementary, Nashua
• Windham High School, Windham
• Pinkerton Academy, Derry
• Winnicunnette High School, Hampton
• Hampton Academy, Hampton
In mid September, one winning school from each of the states in which Bob’s is located will receive a $5,000 donation from the annual Celebrate the Arts contest. The contest ends September 13th and Bob’s is eagerly awaiting the announcement of its winning New Hampshire school which will be made public by September 20th This donation is an effort to support and maintain dance, music and the arts in schools.
In addition, as part of its ongoing Random Acts of Kindness campaign Bob’s will make surprise donations of $1,500 each to:
• A Safe Place, Inc., Portsmouth
• Seacoast Family Food Pantry, Portsmouth
• Easter Seals Center, Manchester
As part of its month-long New Hampshire Days celebration, Bob’s will also be celebrating some exciting changes made in all of their New Hampshire locations.
"We are thrilled to be celebrating our new, updated look with all our customers who made it possible at all our New Hampshire locations,” said Bob Kaufman, President of Bob’s Discount Furniture.
The four store locations will be unveiling their new looks during weekend festivities such as breakfasts, lunches, clowns and face painting. During the festivities, representatives from the selected schools will be present to accept their $1,000 checks. Bob’s Discount Furniture President, Bob Kaufman and Director of Public Relations, Cathy Poulin will be joining in on these celebrations throughout the month.
Saturday, the 4th-Monday, the 6th:
11am-3pm Face painting and clowns at all four locations
Saturday, the 11th:
9am-11am Free Breakfast with Bob at the Salem store
12:30 pm- 2:30pm Free Lunch with Bob at the Manchester Store
Sunday, the 12th:
9am-11am Free Breakfast in Salem
12:30pm-2:30pm Free Lunch in Manchester
Saturday, the 18th:
9am-11am Free Breakfast with Cathy at the Nashua Store
12:30pm-2:30pm Free Lunch with Cathy at the Seabrook Store
Sunday, the 19th:
9am-11am Free Breakfast in Nashua
12:30pm-2:30pm Free Lunch in Seabrook
Saturday, the 25th:
10am Windham High School representative will be accepting the $1,000 check on behalf of his school
10am-1pm Bob & Cathy will be at the Salem store to film “Be in a Bob’s commercial”
3pm- Manchester Memorial High School, Pinkerton Academy and Weston School representatives will be accepting the $1,000 checks on behalf of their schools
3pm-6pm Bob & Cathy will be at the Manchester store to film “Be in a Bob’s commercial”
Sunday, the 26th:
10am Sunset Heights Elementary and Charlotte Avenue Elementary representatives will be accepting the $1,000 checks on behalf of their schools
10am-1pm Bob & Cathy will be at the Nashua store to film “Be in a Bob’s commercial”
3pm-Winnicunnette High School and Hampton Academy representatives will be accepting the $1,000 checks on behalf of their schools
3pm-6pm Bob & Cathy will be at the Seabrook store to film “Be in a Bob’s commercial”.
Bob’s relies on those who live in its local communities to recommend non-profits to receive the Random Acts of Kindness donations. By going into their local store or sending an email to email@example.com, people are asked to help Bob’s identify local organizations they feel are most deserving of the donation.
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 39 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 8,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006. Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center and Connecticut Children's Medical Center. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.