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(Manchester, CT) December 09, 2010 – Bob's Discount Furniture, with 40 retail store locations throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, announces today, that during the month of December Bob’s Outreach program, including the Random Acts of Kindness campaign, will take place in the great state of Rhode Island. 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 December, the lucky $1,000 winners in Rhode Island are:
1. Narragansett Elementary School, Narragansett
2. Narragansett High School, Narragansett
3. Narragansett Pier School, Narragansett
4. Central High School, Providence
5. West Broadway Elementary School, Providence
In addition, as part of its ongoing Random Acts of Kindness campaign Bob’s made surprise donations of $1,500 each to:
1. Mt. Pleasant High School, Providence
2. Turning Point, Pawtucket
3. Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island, Wakefield
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, people are asked to help Bob’s identify local organizations they feel are most deserving of the donation.
“Since Bob’s has store locations in seven states we rotate to another state each month with our Outreach endeavors. I am ecstatic to state that it’s Rhode Island month for December,” said Cathy Poulin, Public Relations Director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We’re so excited to help support local communities in the state of Rhode Island. Bob’s Outreach Program is thrilled to be involved in all of these opportunities for students and the cities and towns in which they live.”
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.