Bob's Discount Furniture, the fastest growing furniture retailer in the northeast, with stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, announced that it raised over $350,000 for its charitable foundation at a recent golf and dinner event and awarded over $250,000 to four regional nonprofit organizations.
Last week with over 300 business and community leaders in attendance at the 20th Annual Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation Golf Event, Bob Kaufman, president, Bob's Discount Furniture, presented checks totaling: $20,000 to the Scott Mulready Foundation at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT (www.ccmckids.org); $60,000 to The Jimmy Fund, Brookline, MA (www.jimmyfund.org); $70,000 to Family and Children's Aid, Danbury, CT (www.fcaweb.org); and $100,000 to the American Cancer Society's Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation, N. Branford, CT (www.camprisingsun.com).
"The support and participation for our 20th annual event was truly amazing. We are trying to improve the lives of so many needy children by raising and distributing these funds every year. I would like to thank everybody involved with the event including the Bob's Discount Furniture team, my friends and family, and all of our corporate supporters for making this year's fundraiser a huge success," said Kaufman.
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.
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