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Bob’s Donates $5,000, and Provides Volunteers to Help the Annual Channel 3 Kids Camp Telethon

Company has Provided More Than $20,000 to the Camp Since 2008
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MANCHESTER, Conn. – March 20, 2015 – Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced it is donating $5,000, and supplying a group of volunteer employees to answer phones and help with this year’s annual Channel 3 Kids Camp Telethon. The live fundraising event is scheduled for broadcast on Saturday, March 21, from 6-9 a.m. during the morning news on Hartford’s WFSB TV Channel 3.

Each year over 4,000 children ages 6-16 from Connecticut and areas throughout New England attend the Channel 3 Kids Camp, located in Andover, and Coventry, Conn., on the shores of the Skungamaug River. The annual telethon, hosted this year by TV 3 meteorologist Scot Haney and traffic reporter Nicole Nalepa, makes it possible for all children to attend the camp, without financial restrictions.

Founded in 1910 by the Harrison B. Freeman family, the camp has been helping children for more than 100 years to learn new skills and make new friends. Today, this year-round, 150-acre facility allows campers to participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from archery to arts and crafts; camping to computers; swimming to performing arts, and much more.

“Our charitable foundation and Bob’s Outreach program have donated more than $20,000 to the Channel 3 Kids Camp since 2008,” says Bob Kaufman, Bob’s president emeritus and co-founder. “We’re delighted to support this amazing kids’ program, which continues to grow and evolve with new programs for children of military families, and for others with physical or developmental issues requiring 24-hour nursing care.”

“We’re grateful for the support of Bob’s Discount Furniture over the years,” says Denise Hornbecker, CEO of Channel 3 Kids Camp. “We rely on the generous financial support from companies like Bob’s to provide camp scholarships, hire and train excellent staff, improve and strengthen our core programs and to be good stewards of our facilities and land.”

Bob’s officials will present a $5,000 donation check to the Channel 3 Kids Camp during the telethon.

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 57 furniture stores located throughout New England, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 14th-largest U.S. furniture chain. 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 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and @MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at

About Channel 3 Kids Camp

Channel 3 Kids Camp is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (it is not owned or managed by WFSB TV Channel 3) situated on 150 wooded acres in Andover, and Coventry, Conn. Thousands of children benefit from the camp’s programs, which include traditional summer day and overnight camp, after-school programming, home school enrichment, teen leadership programs and a year-round preschool. The camp is fully inclusive – serving children with physical and developmental special needs alongside typically developing children. It was founded 105 years ago as a place to allow children from economically challenged families to enjoy a camp experience that they could not otherwise afford, and that tradition continues today. For more information, visit