Bob’s Discount Furniture and Planned Furniture Promotions Raises Funds for Children’s Charities
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Bob Kaufman & Gene Rosenberg
Every year Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation along with Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc. hosts a golfing event to raise money for local charities that help children in need. Their 25th charity golf outing and dinner held on July 17 raised more than $447,000.
The funds raised during the event will benefit charities including the American Red Cross, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society’s Camp Rising Sun, Family & Children’s Aid, The Jimmy Fund and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
“This event is about the children in the communities we serve, and it’s a labor of love,” said Bob Kaufman, co-founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We think it’s wonderful that for 25 straight years our employees, vendors and executive team have enthusiastically supported our commitment to these invaluable non-profit organizations that help so many children in need.”
The charity golf outing started 25 years ago by Planned Furniture Promotions, the leading sales promotion company in the home furnishing industry. Bob’s Discount Furniture became an event partner when Kaufman and Gene Rosenberg, who is also the founder of Planned Furniture Promotions, opened Bob’s in 1991.
“Over the years, I have been to many of the facilities that support Bob’s Kids. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces and the joy that it brings them makes this all worthwhile,” said Rosenberg.
This year’s outing included a round golf at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington, Conn., followed by an evening event at the Farmington Club featuring dinner with silent and live auctions. Kaufman and Rosenberg enjoyed the festivities alongside fellow employees, partners and community members.
“Camp Rising Sun allows kids with cancer a chance to get away from chemo and clinics for a week and just be a kid at camp. We also plan family events during the year and a Mini Camp Weekend,” said Shaun Heffernan, Camp Director at Camp Rising Sun, a program of the American Cancer Society. “Bob’s has been raising funds on our behalf for the last 25 years, and we couldn’t expand our programs without their support.”
Bob’s has been committed to supporting communities where its stores are located since the company’s inception through Bob's Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program. Bob’s Charitable Foundation responds to more than 100 requests for charitable donations per week. Each year, the Foundation donates more than $1.5 million in furniture, gift certificates and monetary donations to projects that support children in need.
“We are so grateful to Bob’s Discount Furniture and their customers for their generosity. Through their support, Bob’s is helping to ensure that the children of our region receive the outstanding health care they deserve,” said Martha Schall, President of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “Our ability to pursue promising scientific discoveries, have state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and recruit and retain skilled healthcare professionals who are dedicated to caring for children, is only possible with the support of partners like Bob’s. For the past 15 years, Bob’s has chosen to make the health of children a priority in their charitable giving and we are deeply honored to be a beneficiary.”
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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 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, visit www.mybobs.com, and more information about its charitable programs can be found at www.BobsCares.com. You can also 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 www.BobsCares.com.
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