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Ashley Furniture Industries To Donate $50,000 To the National Furniture Bank Association At High Point Ceremony

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Ashley Furniture Industries is donating $50,000 to the National Furniture Bank Association (NFBA), the unified charitable organization of the furnishings industry. The NFBA facilitates Help1Up, the service which annually collects used furniture from over 125,000 homes in America, then gives the furniture to families in need. There will be a check presentation ceremony attened by senior executives of Ashley Furniture Industries and the NFBA as well as news media and other industry members on Monday, October 1, 2007 in the Ashley Showroom, IHFC H900, High Point, NC at 10:00-10:15 AM. Help1Up is endorsed by all of the home furnishings industry associations, and is sustained by sponsorships from retailers, manufacturers, and service providers. About the National Furniture Bank Association (NFBA): The NFBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to increase the service capacity of existing furniture banks, and to open new furniture banks in areas without one. No child in America should have to sleep on the floor. Visit http://www.help1up.org for more information, and to learn about becoming a Help1Up sponsor or contact Don Lawrence, NFBA Executive Director, dlawrence@help1up.org or (800) 576-0774 for more information.