Local Agency Selected to Receive Room Makeovers for Adolescents in Care
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2019 – Bob’s Discount Furniture is doing their part to make local youth feel more at home. This year in honor of the holiday giving season, the national furnishings company is donating over $35,000 in furniture and home décor to LISA, Inc., (Living In Safe Alternatives), a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for the state’s most vulnerable youth, ages 14-23, in the child protection system in Connecticut. The delivery of new products to the independent living programs will take place on Friday, December 13, 2019. The media is invited to attend at 11:30am.
For over 47 years, the local agency has provided safe and stable homes to mistreated adolescents. The generous donation from Bob’s Discount Furniture will replace the damaged and decade old pieces now at the organization’s residential programs located in Plainville and Meriden. The new mattresses, platform beds, dressers, couches, rugs and wall art will give the foster care youth a sense of home to complement the efforts of the staff to provide a stable and secure environment for them.
“Receiving this generous donation was one of the biggest blessings our program has received,” shared Christina Cicero, MS, Program Director of Lisa’s Wish Program in Plainville. “Because of Bob’s generosity, our program and youth will benefit from a more comfortable, home-like environment to aid in the healing of our girls.”
“At Bob’s, we are committed to supporting local communities, and Giving Tuesday allows us to shine the spotlight on the many wonderful non-profit organizations we work with throughout the year,” said Colleen Wood, Director of Customer Care Services at Bob’s Discount Furniture. “As a Connecticut-based company, we have been moved by the great work LISA, Inc. does to empower, support, and provide a safe haven for local youth and their families. We encourage anyone who can to support the local charities and organizations that are making a big difference in their communities.
About LISA, Inc.
The mission of LISA, Inc. is to provide safe, supportive, and empowering programs that build skills, awaken hope for the future, and help young people successfully transition into adulthood. LISA, Inc. operates three state-funded programs and facilitates several smaller projects. All programs serve adolescents who have been placed within our care due to abuse, neglect, special medical or emotional needs, abandonment, and involvement in the child protection system and/or juvenile justice system in Connecticut.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents. With 122 furniture stores across 18 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 12th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2019, Bob’s was recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy. Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob's Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.