Bobs Furniture today announced that it will donate funds to seven schools in New York in support of arts and education programs. These funds are made possible through money collected in donation jars, which are located in each store’s cafe.
Each of these New York schools will receive $1,000 checks in March:
• George Clinton Elementary, Poughkeepsie
• P.S. 241 Emma L. Johnston School, Brooklyn
• Rockland Country Day School, Congers
• Smithtown High School West, Smithtown
• Rushmore Avenue Elementary School, Carle Place
• Bayview Avenue School, Freeport
• P.S. 138-01, Queens Valley School, Flushing
“Our monthly school donations are a great way for us to show our appreciation to the communities that support our stores,” said Cathy Poulin, public relations director, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We hope the funds will help these New York schools add to education and arts programs for the students.”
Every month, Bob’s randomly selects seven schools in the communities near its stores and makes a donation of $1,000. This month, Bob’s Discount Furniture is supporting education and arts programs in New York with the cash awards. With stores across New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, Bob’s has donated money to hundreds of schools over the last 20 years. Some of the past recipients 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 quality furniture at everyday low prices, and a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. All of Bob’s stores feature a complimentary café 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 their “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 http://www.mybobs.com, and follow us on Twitter at @MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at https://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://www.mybobs.com/charity.
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