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Bob’s Discount Furniture Visits Children at the Maria Fareri Hospital

Holiday Weekend Event with Hospital’s Music Therapy Department to Deliver Books and Music to Children

(Manchester, CT) April 21, 2011 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, with 40 retail store locations throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, announces today that it has partnered with the Heavenly Productions Foundation to donate 100 copies of Heavenly Skies and Lullabies to children at the Maria Fareri Hospital this Friday, April 22nd.

Earlier this year Bob’s collaborated with Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon, founder of Heavenly Productions Foundation, to create 1,000 copies of the special Bob’s Discount Furniture edition of Heavenly Skies and Lullabies which were delivered to the Pajama Program, an organization committed to providing warm pajamas and books to kids around the country, many of whom are waiting for a home. This book, which includes a CD of the lullabies, was originally written by Dr. Fallon to comfort children affected by tragic events such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti.

“I’ve always thought that the true value of our existence as humans is determined by how we help others,” said Dr. Fallon.  “I am thrilled to be doing something with such a wonderful program. I was so happy that Bob’s had the connection with the Pajama Program to allow us all to partner together. Everything comes full circle in life, especially when you’re trying to help people.”

On the 22nd, Cathy Poulin, Public Relations Director of Bob’s Discount Furniture and Dr. Kathy Fallon will visit the hospital’s music therapy department to deliver the books sponsored by Bob’s to children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & the Pediatric Unit. Together, Kathy and Cathy will also spend some time singing lullabies from  the Heavenly Skies and Lullabies CD and celebrating the holiday weekend, spreading Easter and Passover cheer with the children and their families.

“We are very excited to be able to share this book with even more children,” said Poulin. “Dr. Fallon wrote Heavenly Skies and Lullabies to bring comfort to children who are experiencing difficult times in their lives, and we’re honored to be a part of this initiative.”

For more information about Bob’s Discount Furniture and its ongoing charitable contributions, please visit www.mybobs.com/charity.

About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Named the 2008 Furniture Retailer of the Year, with 40 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, Bob’s Discount Furniture has built strong brand awareness and customer loyalty by providing quality furniture at everyday low prices, combined with a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of fashionable and affordable furniture that surpasses their “discount” expectations. As a part of the overall shopping experience, all stores feature a complimentary café with gourmet coffee, ice cream, fresh baked cookies and candy. For more information, visit www.mybobs.com.

About Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Through the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and all of Bob’s Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions.  For over 15 years Bobs Discount Furniture has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England and has through direct in store blood drives raised over 21,000 productive units and over 15,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006.  Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, The Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center , Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Special Olympics.  For more information about the foundation and Bob’s Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.