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Bob’s Celebrates Grand Opening of Newest Store in Harrisburg, PA

Bob’s Outreach Program Donates $10,000 to Local Charities and Schools in Honor of New Store Opening

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Sean Flanagan

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MANCHESTER, Conn. – August 5, 2015 – Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced it will be hosting a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, August 8, 2015 for its new store in Harrisburg, PA. Bob’s will celebrate the new location by contributing a total of $10,000 to local charitable organizations and schools, including the Joshua Group and Holy Family Elementary School. After opening more than a dozen new stores during the past two years including four new locations in May 2015, Bob’s will now have 62 stores in 11 states across the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions, with additional expansion planned for 2016.


A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Saturday, August 8 at 9:45 a.m. and will feature an appearance by Cathy Poulin, spokesperson and public relations director at Bob’s Discount Furniture. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Philadelphia Eagles alumni players Fred Barnett and Sean Landeta, and enter for a chance to win a pair of Philadelphia Eagles 2015 season tickets. Additional activities will also take place throughout the weekend including face painting and balloon clowns, in addition to free giveaways.


"We are thrilled to introduce the new Harrisburg store as our fifth new location in just under four months," said Bob Kaufman, president emeritus and co-founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture. "As we continue to grow Bob’s Discount Furniture’s core values remain. We will expand our philanthropic efforts in each community, while still offering quality furnishing at unbeatable values."


As part of introducing the company into new communities, Bob’s works with local non-profit organizations and schools through the company’s Bob’s Outreach philanthropic program. Leading up to the August 8 grand opening, Bob’s presented Random Acts of Kindness checks totaling $10,000 to seven local organizations.


"As we expand into new communities, it is important for us to establish strong relationships with our neighbors," said Cathy Poulin, public relations director of Bob’s Discount Furniture. "We really enjoyed working with local children’s charities and schools in the Harrisburg community and look forward to future partnerships."


The new store is located in Paxton Towne Centre at 5125 Jonestown Road. The 21,000-square-foot store will be open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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 62 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 on Facebook at