Giving Back: Ashley HomeStores of Central NJ Donates 50 Beds to Children
Giving the gift of a good night's sleep to children, just in time for the holidays, was the focus of this event. Now, 50 children don't have to wonder where they will lay their head this Holiday Season.
Braving the winter weather on the morning of Saturday, December 17th, 50 invited children arrived to a special Holiday Carnival at Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, NJ. This party was full of activities, including face painting, abounce house,games and prizes. Thebest part of the event was that each of the children was paired with a buddy, who was a student of Rutgers Preparatory School, to engage them and have fun together throughout the day.
The big "surprise" came after the fun and games when the children were led to another room. There, the 50 beds were set up and stacked with toys and gifts. As each child found the bed with their name on it, an announcement was made that not only were the gifts theirs to keep, but part of the gift was the bed itself, which was delivered to their home later that day.
Will Schafer, President of Ashley HomeStores of Central New Jersey, said, "Today, 50 children in our community received the gift of a healthy night's sleep that is the foundation for excellence in academics, as well as emotional and physical well-being in their current and future life. I am proud to continue our commitment to giving back to our communities with this event for the children in Central New Jerseyand Staten Island."
The event was made possible through partnership between Ashley HomeStore's Hope to Dream program, FGO Logistics, Rutgers Preparatory School and several additional partners.
Hope to Dream
Ashley HomeStore believes that every child deserves a good night's sleep. Founded in 2010, Ashley HomeStore's "Hope to Dream" program provides mattress sets to children across the U.S. who do not have a bed. A portion of the proceeds for every mattress purchased at a participating Ashley HomeStores helps pay for a mattress set for a child. To date, Ashley HomeStores have provided over 40,000 beds to children. To nominate a child visit http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/
Ashley HomeStores of Central New Jersey is an independently owned licensee group of 6 stores, operating in Eatontown, Freehold, Green Brook, Linden, North Brunswick and Woodbridge NJ. And coming soon to Staten Island. This group is part of Ashley HomeStores 660 locations in 35 countries. Ashley HomeStores is the No. 1 furniture retailer in the U.S. and the #1 furniture Manufacturer in the world. Visit www.ashleyhomestore.com.
About Rutgers Preparatory School Founded in 1766, Rutgers Preparatory School is New Jersey's first independent school. As the School celebrates its 250th anniversary, it takes pride in a tradition of outstanding scholarship and college preparation characterized by active participation and enthusiastic engagement with real world ideas and challenges.
Our Partners Ashley's Hope to Dream Event would like to recognize and thank our supporters, without whom this event would not have been a success: Steve Meller & Champion Sports; Marc Mathios at Ace Apparel & Promotions; Comcast Spotlight; New Jersey 101.5; Ashley Sleep; Randy Siegel and Goffa International;
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