Bob’s Discount Furniture Receives Awards for Providing Children’s Books and CDs
Kelly Whitaker, Loomis Group
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Heavenly Productions Foundation Recognizes Bob’s for Publishing Support
MANCHESTER, Conn. – December 30, 2012 – Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced that the company and several of its key employees have received awards from the New York-based Heavenly Productions Foundation in recognition of the company’s support in publishing and distributing inspirational children’s books and CDs to hospitals, schools and other non-profit organizations.
Cathy Poulin, public relations director at Bob’s Discount Furniture, accepted the awards on behalf of herself, Bob’s President and Co-founder Bob Kaufman and Bob’s Outreach Coordinator Sharon Valley at a Nov. 30 foundation event at the Grand Prix New York entertainment center in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
“It’s such an honor to receive this award from the Heavenly Productions Foundation,” said Poulin. “Bob’s is committed to supporting children-related causes across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and it’s been a pleasure to assist foundation Chairwoman Dr. Kathleen Reilly Fallon in her work of helping children in distress.”
Bob’s partnership with Heavenly Productions Foundation began in 2010 when the company sponsored the publishing of the “Heavenly Skies & Lullabies” book, which was used to raise money for children who suffered in Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, the company collaborated with Dr. Fallon to create 1,000 copies of a special Bob’s Discount Furniture edition of “Heavenly Skies and Lullabies”, which include bedtime melodies and lullabies, aimed at helping parents and caregivers create a peaceful and relaxing environment for their children. These books 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.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Bob’s Discount Furniture provides quality furniture at everyday low prices, and a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. All of Bob’s stores feature a complimentary cafe with gourmet coffee, ice cream, fresh baked cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob’s has built strong customer loyalty by offering a vast selection of fashionable and affordable furniture that surpasses shoppers’ “discount” expectations. With 43 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, the company is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program. Bob’s and its staff support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions, and every year the company donates more than $100,000 to schools and more than $1.5 million to charities. To find out more about Bob’s and its charitable programs visit www.mybobs.com, and follow us on Twitter at@MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mybobs.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation anchors the charitable work of the entire Bob’s organization. The foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, along with Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and other employees, support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and contributions that annually exceed $1.5 million. For more than 15 years Bob’s has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England to promote blood drives. Other supported charities include 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 http://bobscares.org.