Over 152 Years of Service to the Furniture Industry

 Furniture World Logo

Bob's Discount Furniture Collects Pajamas and Books For Kids

Furniture World News on

Bob's Discount Furniture, a fast growing furniture retailer in the northeast, with stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, announced that it is teaming-up with The Pajama Program to create a pajama and book donation drive for needy children around the world from June 16 to June 30, 2007. The public will be encouraged to drop-off pajamas and books at any Bob's Discount Furniture location in New Jersey and New York. "This is the beginning of an important campaign helping so many orphans here in the United States and in other countries. The Pajama Program does a wonderful job of accepting and distributing donated pajamas and books to these needy children. So many children are without warm clothing each night. So, Bob and I would like to invite all of our past, present and future customers to a Bob's Discount Furniture location to drop-off a new pair of pajamas or book anytime during this campaign," explained Cathy Poulin, Bob's Discount Furniture TV personality. In New Jersey, Bob's Discount Furniture is located at: 45 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, phone, (732) 218-1020; 50 Rt 46, Totowa, (973) 785-0159; 460 North Rt. 17, Paramus, (201) 265-0698; and 958 Route 22 East, North Plainfield, (908) 821-1261. In New York State, Bob's Discount Furniture is located at: 6 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet, (845) 627-0823; and 1999 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, (631) 386-1020. On Saturday, June 16, 2007, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m., 95.9 WPLJ's Monkey Boy will be making a special appearance at Bob's Discount Furniture, 50 Rt. 46, Totowa, New Jersey, phone (973) 785-0159, greeting customers as they donate pajamas and books. Monkey Boy will have prize giveaways and coordinating a scavenger hunt for children starting at 12 Noon and an "Arrive In Your Pajamas" contest at 1 p.m.. There will also be clowns and spin art activities for children as well. Then on Saturday, June 23, 2007, the fun and festivities continue as 95.9 WPLJ's Monkey makes another special appearance at the Bob's Discount Furniture, 958 Rt. 22 East, North Plainfield, New Jersey, phone (908) 821-1261 from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Along with prizes and activities for the children, there also will be food and beverages available and free entertainment in the video arcade. The Pajama Program, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides new pajamas and books to needy children in the United States and around the world, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. These are youngsters who may not know the comforts of a mother or father to tuck them into a cozy bed and read them a bedtime story. The organization's overall mission is to provide a loving environment for children who have lived through a great deal of hurt in their young lives and to give them hope for a better tomorrow. The program identifies key institutions in major cities in the United States and abroad where children are living temporarily as they wait to be adopted. For more information, visit www.pajamaprogram.org. About Bob's Discount Furniture The fast-growing furniture retailer with 28 stores located throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, Bob's Discount Furniture has built strong brand awareness and customer loyalty through its unique shopping environment, customer service commitment and everyday low prices. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of quality furniture that surpasses their "discount" expectations. As a part of the overall shopping experience, many of the locations have complimentary caf├ęs featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy, while other locations offer home theater and video arcade entertainment. Known for their unique style of television and radio advertising, Bob Kaufman, president, and Cathy Poulin, public relations director, have been inviting customers for over a decade to "Come on down". For more information, visit www.mybobs.com. About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and its many charitable contributions and sponsorships, Bob, Cathy and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Among the many supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Salvation Army Marshall House Youth and Family Emergency Shelter, National Conference for Community Justice, American Red Cross, Connecticut Children's Medical Center and many more. In March 2006, Poulin participated in the "Dance for a Cause" competition in Hartford to raise money and awareness for the National Pajama Program and Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation. Poulin was also awarded Woman of the Year for 2006 by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com.

Furniture World Magazine-Business solutions for furniture retailers