Bob’s Employees Celebrate 30 Days of Giving

Little Bob with a holiday present.

Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to continue the yearly tradition of our “Days of Giving” program. For the past few years, we have given our employees the opportunity to nominate a charity or non-profit that holds a special place in their hearts. 

I just love reading all of the responses and hearing about the great work that our employees are doing in their own communities. 

This year, Bob’s is proud to offer 30 Days of Giving to our employees and the responses have been great! Starting on Friday, Nov. 5, we will update the blog every week with a new batch of honorees. Each organization that is selected will receive a $1,000 Random Act of Kindness check. 

We’re starting off this campaign by putting a spotlight on Project Pin Food Pantry in Eastern Connecticut.

Project Pin Food Pantry

Based in the quiet corner of Connecticut, Project Pin Food Pantry works tirelessly throughout the year to serve the needs of the community. Due to their food buying program, the $1,000 Random Act of Kindness check will yield over $4,000 worth of food. How amazing is that?!

Michael Broughton, an Operations Manager at our Taftville, CT location nominated Project Pin Food Pantry for our 30 Days of Giving campaign. Broughton said he and many Bob’s employees from the Taftville location support the food pantry.

“I’ve always been a big proponent of charity. It’s how I was raised and certainly how I try to raise my kids,” said Broughton. “We always get them out there and when we do donate non-perishable goods, I always make sure to get a couple of boxes of ziti and a couple of jars of peanut butter so that they can put them in the bin. It’s something that my parents did whenever we had food drives in the area.”

Broughton said he appreciates the fact that Bob’s is committed to supporting charities within our local communities.

“That’s the one thing I always tell people about Bob’s, is how much work with local charities we do and the charitable foundation; how much it really gives back to each and every community that they are a part of,” Broughton said. 

“It’s really one of the best things about working for Bob’s.”

Hands On Hartford

Donessia Harris (left) of Hands on Hartford, Marianne Parker-Brown (middle)  of Bob’s Discount Furniture (middle) and Stephanie Boyce (right) of Hands On Hartford.

The smile on Marianne Parker-Brown’s face radiated from cheek to cheek as she spoke about her love for volunteering, especially helping the homeless.

A Bob’s Squad Associate at my Newington, Connecticut location, Parker-Brown works with Hands on Hartford on a number of different projects, including clothing drives and running bingo nights.

“The Bingo Lady,” as she is affectionately known as, enjoys running Bingo games for the homeless and making it fun for them. She also provides prizes for every game.

Currently, Parker-Brown has set up donation bins in stores in the Greater Hartford area to collect clothing for the homeless. She plans on hand delivering these items to the homeless.

Hands on Hartford is a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s most economically challenged residents in the areas of food, housing, and health. Founded in 1969 as Center City Churches, Hands on Hartford is an affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network, which includes volunteer-mobilizing organizations located in nearly 40 countries around the world. 

A big thank you to Shaniqua Brown for nominating Hands on Hartford to receive a $1,000 Random Act of Kindness check.

Giving Tuesday Check Presentations

Ryan Rodriquez, a Retail Office Associate in West Springfield, MA presented a check to One Call Away Foundation. The mission of One Call Away is to directly affect the lives of veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  The foundation aids in PTSD awareness and to further the aid in the prevention of veteran suicide.

Andy Hoff, a Retail Office Associate in Saint Ann, MO presented a check to ALIVE. The mission of ALIVE is to provide counseling, emergency sanctuary and other critical services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse, as well as to increase awareness in order to create a supportive community.

30 Days of Giving Honorees

Here is the full list of our 30 Days of Giving organizations. We will continue to update the list throughout the month of November.


Project Pin Food Pantry – Michael Broughton

Hopecam – Monica Ceberg

Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Susan Scholler

ALIVE – Andy Hoff

Unite for HER – Joel Farber

Street Angels – Michelle Balistreri

Love Inc – Christina Meister

One Call Away Foundation – Ryan Rodriguez

Extra-Life (part of the Children’s Miracle Network) – Nathan Zanelotti & Michael Stephens

K9s for Warriors – Alexis Alles

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – numerous employees

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress – Sean Lanagan

Hands on Hartford – Shaniqua Brown

Children’s Law Center of California – Brenden Henderson

World Cow c/o Nuestra Casa – Alicia Benson

Matthew Shepard Foundation – Tracey Clark

Alzheimer’s Association – multiple employees

Marley’s Mission – Tina Smith

Puppy Jake Foundation – Paul Pasutti

The Charles Shelton Foundation – Tiyana Holloway

The Performance Project – Iyawna Burnett

Grace Smith House – Dana Decker

Drive Our Future –  Malcolm Thompson

Creating Communities – Samantha Slagle

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts – Miranda Waldron

Save-A-Pet – Jeremy Cervenka

Babies Heart Run – Samantha Heffernan

Thresholds – Amanda Boyd

Safe Horizon – Winnie Chin

Loma Linda Hospital Cardiac Unit ICU 5800 – Carmen Uribe

About the author / Bob

I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

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