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SAUGUS, Mass. – June 13, 2019 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the United States, announces a new corporate partnership with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that serves America’s military families. Through this partnership, Bob’s will support Homes on the Homefront, the Back to School Brigade, and other Operation Homefront programs designed to help build strong, stable, and secure military families.
The CEOs of both organizations kicked off the partnership at Bob’s Saugus store location on June 12th. During this celebratory meeting, the Bob’s Outreach Program team presented a check in the amount of $18,000 towards Operation Homefront’s Back to School Brigade. The funds will be used to purchase and distribute much-needed school supplies to military children in the Northeast as they return to school for the 2019-2020 school year.
“We are absolutely thrilled to begin our partnership with Bob’s Discount Furniture as their very generous support allows us to provide a wide range of highly valued programs to help our military families who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “I know Bob’s entire team shares our unwavering commitment to giving those who have done so much for all of us the opportunity to thrive in the communities – OUR communities – they have worked so hard to protect.”
Mike Skirvin, CEO of Bob’s Discount Furniture, added, “Bob’s is excited to grow this partnership with Operation Homefront and look for ways to jointly support military families from coast to coast, whether it’s financial support for amazing programs like the Back to School Brigade, or furniture donations to military families moving into new homes.”
In addition to the program support, Bob’s has selected Operation Homefront as their Café Collections for a Cause recipient for the fourth quarter of 2019. Every customer donation made in Bob’s complimentary cafes from October through December will be matched by Bob’s Charitable Foundation and donated to Operation Homefront in early January 2020.
About Operation Homefront: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit Operation Homefront.org.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture: Bob’s Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture and home accents – at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring cafes in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob’s has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. With 119 furniture stores located throughout New England, California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 12th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Bob’s is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. In addition, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to provide support to children-related and military-related charities. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.