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Ashley HomeStores Donate 12K Beds to Needy Children in 2017
Ashley HomeStores said its Hope to Dream program, which provides beds for underprivileged children in the U.S. and Canada, donated more than 12,000 beds in 2017 and topped the 50,000-bed threshold since the program’s inception in 2010.
In most instances, the donations were arranged by an Ashley HomeStore in partnership with a local organization such as United Way, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, local school districts, and a variety of NFL, NBA and Minor League Baseball teams. These partnerships allowed Hope to Dream to host once-in-a-lifetime events for the kids, such as stadium sleepovers, Disneyland outings, baseball games, and the like.
“We are very thankful for all of the 435 participating Ashley HomeStores and the individuals that volunteer their time to make this program a success,” said Ruthie Bautista, Hope to Dream Ambassador. “We will continue to work together and help children in North America get a better night’s sleep with bed donations from Hope to Dream.”
A portion of the proceeds for every mattress purchased at one of the participating Ashley HomeStores helps fund the program.
Officials said the goal for 2018 is to impact the lives of at least 15,000 more children by providing them with beds and a good night’s sleep.
Officials said U.S. Census Bureau data shows that more than 13 million children in the United States live in poverty. Many of these children’s’ families are unable to provide basic necessities, including a bed.
Those wishing to nominate a child can visit https://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/a-hope-to-dream/ or request an electronic application by emailing AHopeToDream@ashleyfurniture.com.
In-store applications are also available at participating locations.