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Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $45,000 to Save the Children
Company’s Ongoing Cafe Donations Program Supports Non-Profit Organizations Up and Down the East Coast and in Mid-Atlantic States
MANCHESTER, Conn. - Jan. 9, 2015 – Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced it is donating $45,000 to the Save the Children Federation, whose nutrition, healthcare, education and emergency response programs give millions of children each year a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Half of this donation was made possible by customer contributions to collection jars in Bob’s store cafes, which offer shoppers free coffee, ice cream, cookies and other refreshments. By matching those donations, Bob’s was able to provide $45,000 – its fourth quarterly cafe-funds donation of 2014 – to Save the Children.
Save the Children’s U.S. organization started in 1932, providing clothes, school supplies and hot lunches to rural children in Depression-era Kentucky. Today, it raises and spends nearly $700 million a year advocating for children’s rights, responding to disasters and assisting needy children with nutrition, health and education support in U.S. communities and around the world. In recent years it has helped communities in New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as children affected by tornados in Oklahoma and floods in Colorado
“This remarkable organization makes a huge difference in the lives of young people around the world,” said Cathy Poulin, public relations director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “It’s a perfect fit for our philanthropic efforts, which are primarily focused on schools and children-related charities.”
Bob’s officials will present a donation check to Save the Children representatives at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, at Bob’s Bridgeport, Conn., store, at 815 Lafayette Blvd. News media are welcome to attend.
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. Every year the company donates more than $100,000 to schools and more than $1.5 million to charities through these programs. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit http://www.bobscares.org/, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and @MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBobs.