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Bob’s Celebrates Community During National Volunteer Week

We’re kicking off National Volunteer Week with a big “Thank You,” to our employees and nonprofit partners who have given back so much to the communities we serve.  

At Bob’s Discount Furniture, we’re honored to support those in need in many ways from monetary contributions to furniture donations to volunteering time.

It’s with immense gratitude that celebrate all the ways our employees and partners have given back since last year! 

Supporting Our Café Collections for a Cause Partners

Thanks to the generous donations of our guests and a match from Bob’s, our team was able to donate $60,000 to Covenant House last fall. During Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, Bob’s employees visited Covenant House New York to present this donation and serve lunch to more than 100 young people residing at the facility.

Bob’s celebrated five years of support for Café Collections for a Cause partner Operation Homefront this past year. In addition to raising funds in store cafés coast-to-coast, Bob’s volunteers helped to pack and distribute meals to active military members and their families through Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military program. Since partnering with Operation Homefront in 2019, Bob’s has contributed more than $200,000 to support the organization’s programs and services.

To mark 10 years of support for Special Olympics as a Café Collections for a Cause partner, Bob’s employees participated in Polar Plunge events in Maryland, District of Columbia, Minnesota, and Michigan, raising more than $15,000 for local Special Olympics chapters. Since first partnering in 2014, Bob’s has contributed more than $500,000 to support the Special Olympics.

Teaming Up

Bob’s employees from every department teamed up with the New England Patriots for the Third-Annual Bed-Zone Bash. Alongside volunteers from area high schools and the New England Patriots Foundation, Bob’s employees helped fill Gillette stadium with mattresses and other care products for children in need.

Stronger Together

Many groups of Bob’s employees have contributed hundreds of hours to help community members in need. Last fall, a team helped packed meals for Americans in need through the nonprofit 9/11 Day, to honor September 11th first responders.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Bob’s employees joined the Boston-area Wonderfund to pack thousands of feminine hygiene kits for young women served by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

To mark Veteran’s Day, a team of Bob’s employees helped build a ramp for a veteran in need through Operation Ramp it Up.

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Bob’s employees have supported AAPI New Jersey by volunteering for their annual Lantern Festival.  The festival celebrates AAPI food and culture and offers a time for remembrance of those harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate through the illumination of thousands of lanterns.

Community Helpers

None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of Bob’s employees. We mean it when we say, “Thanks for being the best part of Bobs!”

While we wish we could highlight each individual, here are just few examples of how Bob’s employees take it one step further to give back, all of whom are now Heart of Bob’s award recipients:

Larry Blair, Guest Experience Specialist

Larry has been instrumental in transforming his community into a safe, clean, and welcoming environment. Larry works tirelessly to provide local families with the opportunity to feel secure in their homes, working together with private industry partners, the Housing Authority of Pittsburgh, local government officials, and his resident’s council.

Staci Hull, Director Bob’s Squad 

For more than 18 years, Staci has been a volunteer with Make-a-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, helping to grant hundreds of wishes annually for critically ill children. Twelve years ago, Staci undertook the momentous task of coordinating the Make-a-Wish Truck Convoy in Franklin County, PA. Every year Staci volunteers her time to bring nearly 200 trucks from across the country to participate in the convoy, including a truck from Bob’s Discount Furniture.

Craig Frand, Sr Commercial Sales Account Manager Bob’s for Business

Bob’s Commercial Sales Account Manager, Craig Frand, trained for several months to complete a 220-mile relay race to benefit veterans. He and his team raised more than $16,000 and finished in second place! With six other racers, Craig participated in the non-stop relay, Ruck4HIT, in Cape Cod in May, benefiting Heroes in Transition (HIT), which helps veterans, service members, and their families.