MANCHESTER, Conn. – June 14, 2017 –Bob’s Discount Furniture, the leading furniture retailer dedicated to untouchable value, today announced it will continue its partnership with Autism Speaks to enhance lives and accelerate solutions for individuals with autism and their families. Over the past four years, Bob’s has contributed $350,000 to Autism Speaks through sponsorships, Café Collections for a Cause, and gift card donations. Bob’s has pledged over $125,000 this year alone.
“We love supporting Autism Speaks every year and we’re proud of our dedication to such a worthy organization,” said Cathy Poulin, director of outreach at Bob’s Discount Furniture. “As we grow into new markets, so does our commitment to Autism Speaks and their chapters within those markets.”
As part of the partnership, Bob’s will sponsor ten different Autism Speaks Walks across Bob’s footprint, including new walks this year in St. Louis and Milwaukee. Bob’s employees participate in each walk and every market receives a $2,000 gift card to use for local fundraising activities. In addition, Bob’s donates funds through its Café Collections program, matching 100% of customer donations across all stores from April through June.
“We are grateful that Bob’s Discount Furniture continues to support Autism Speaks year after year,” said Lisa Goring, chief program and marketing officer at Autism Speaks. “Their generosity makes a significant difference in helping us promote solutions for the life-long needs of people with autism.”
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Bob’s Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture and home accents – at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring cafes in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob’s has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. With 83 furniture stores located throughout New England, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 15th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Bob’s is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 15 years. In addition, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.5 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob's Cares, follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and on Facebook.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. We empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to www.AutismSpeaks.org.