Donation Program Run by Bob’s Outreach Annually Gives More than $100,000
To Schools in New England and Mid-Atlantic States
MANCHESTER, Conn. – Oct. 1, 2013 – Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced that it will donate funds to seven schools in Maryland in support of arts and education programs. These funds are made possible by customer donations through collection jars at the cafes located in all Bob’s furniture stores, which offer free refreshments (including gourmet coffee and cookies) to all Bob’s Discount Furniture shoppers.
Each of these Maryland schools will receive a $1,000 check in October:
- Innovative School of Performing Arts, Waldorf
- Luxmanor Elementary School, Rockville
- University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville
- Echelon Academy, Sandy Spring
- Benjamin Banneker Middle School, Burtonsville
- Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring
- Col. Zadok A. Magruder High School, Rockville
“We value the community support we receive at all of our locations, and are thrilled to help enhance education and arts programs in these areas,” said Cathy Poulin, public relations director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We encourage donations in all of our stores, and distribute this money to worthy schools and community organizations up and down the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states.”
Every month, Bob’s randomly selects seven schools in the communities near its furniture stores and makes a donation of $1,000 to each one. This month, Bob’s Discount Furniture is supporting education and arts programs in Maryland with the cash awards. Bob’s has donated money to hundreds of schools over the past 20 years. Previousrecipients have used the donations for such things as purchasing new art and classroom supplies, funding student activity groups and going on field trips.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Bob’s Discount Furniture provides 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 47 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 15th-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. To find out more about Bob’s Discount Furniture, visitwww.MyBobs.com. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit www.BobsCares.org, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and @MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBobs.