Leading Furniture Retailer Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Support of Special Olympics
Manchester, Conn., Nov. 16, 2016 – In celebration of the upcoming holidays, Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced a donation of $86,000 to food pantries and hunger-relief programs within its markets throughout the northeast, mid-Atlantic and midwest. An organization near each of the 76 Bob’s Discount Furniture stores, three distribution centers and seven future store locations will receive a $1,000 donation from the furniture retailer.
“Channeling the spirit of giving, we are thrilled to support food pantries in our communities for the third year in a row,” said Bob Kaufman, president emeritus and co-founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We understand that many people struggle to feed their families and we’re hoping these donations help stop hunger this holiday.”
Throughout the year, the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation supports dozens of children and youth services organizations. As the holidays approach, the retailer will spread its charitable arm to support those in need, providing necessary funds to local food pantries in the fight to end hunger.
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 76 furniture stores located throughout New England, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois, and Indiana, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 15th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. 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 $2.5 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit http://www.bobscares.org/, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBobs.