I am committed to supporting communities where our stores are located through Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob's Outreach program.
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 $2.75 million. Supported charities include the Special Olympics, Autism Speaks, Save the Children, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Jimmy Fund, Camp Rising Sun, Family & Children’s Aid, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center, The Pajama Program, Reach out and Read and others.
Bob's Outreach program also coordinates the "Home is Where the Heart is Program." This program focuses on helping furnish children’s shelters in our communities. Prior to the opening of a new store, one shelter in the community chosen is randomly selected by the Pajama Program. The Pajama Program is a non-profit that we proudly support through our café collections campaign. Once the shelter is notified, they are asked to compile a wish list of needed items from our Bob's website. On opening day of the new store, the children are treated to a ride in a stretch limo or Hummer for a shopping trip that they will never forget! After the ribbon cutting ceremony, the children are free to touch, see and tryout the new furniture that they have chosen. The highlight of the day is when the children learn that they can select one item for themselves. I want them to have something they can call their own when they move on to their new home.