This holiday season A Bed for Every Child, an initiative of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, proudly partnered with Bob’s Discount Furniture and the Boston Bruins for its 250 Beds for 250 Kids by Christmas Campaign. This annual holiday campaign sets a goal to provide 250 beds by Christmas for children without their own bed. Nearly one in seven children in Massachusetts is growing up in poverty, which means many of them lack the most basic comforts and necessities. In the last five years, A Bed for Every Child has provided over 5,000 twin beds to children in need.
Bob’s Discount Furniture helped A Bed for Every Child exceed its holiday goal this year by donating 250 beds to children on the program’s waitlist. With this generous donation, A Bed for Every Child was able to double the impact of its holiday campaign, by delivering 500 beds to children throughout Massachusetts without a bed of their own.
On December 15th, staff from A Bed for Every Child, Bob’s, and the Bruins joined more than 40 children from the Lynn, Massachusetts Lincoln-Thomson Elementary School for a rink side event in Peabody. The students were able to enjoy ice skating, balloon animals, face painting and a lively Bruins DJ to help raise awareness for youth poverty in Massachusetts. The wives of Bruins players worked alongside volunteers to set up twenty of the beds Bob’s Discount Furniture donated for display on the ice.
The Director of Outreach and Public Relations at Bob’s Discount Furniture, Cathy Poulin, said, “One of our main goals as a company is to give back to the community, so we are honored to provide new beds for children in need this holiday season.” Bob’s Discount Furniture supports the communities where their stores are located by donating $2.5 million to community charities each year.
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