Furnitureland South Joins Broyhill Furniture to Help Make Wishes Come True

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Furnitureland South teams with Broyhill® Furniture to help grant the wish of a young Matthews, North Carolina girl.

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“We believe that anything we give to enrich, enhance or provide for the special needs of children is a worthy endeavor,” says Vice President and Furnitureland South owner, Stella Harris.

Furnitureland South is pleased to announce its partnership with Broyhill® Furniture to help grant a young girl’s wish for a bedroom makeover. Nine-year-old Alanna of Matthews, NC, has a life-threatening medical condition, requiring that she spend much of her time at home. Alanna’s wish is to give her “little-girl room” a more grown-up look. Volunteers will surprise her when they unveil her dream bedroom complete with new furniture, wall art, window coverings, and bedding.

Room makeovers are a popular request for wish kids, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® fulfills more than 400 room makeover wishes each year. Through a national alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Broyhill Furniture will help grant 50 furniture and room makeover wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions across the country during the next year, and Furnitureland South is teaming up with Broyhill to help make a difference locally.

Furnitureland South is proud to be part of such a special and rewarding project. In addition to partnering with Broyhill to provide the furnishings for Alanna’s bedroom, Furnitureland South’s design team is lending their expertise by creating a layout for the space, and selecting fun and colorful accessories. On Monday, July 26, representatives from Furnitureland South’s Design and Delivery departments will travel to Matthews to install the bedroom furniture and add the finishing touches to Alanna’s new room.

“We believe that anything we give to enrich, enhance or provide for the special needs of children is a worthy endeavor,” says Vice President and Furnitureland South owner, Stella Harris. “We are pleased to join Broyhill and the Make-A-Wish Foundation in honoring a little girl's wish to have a beautiful new bedroom. We hope Alanna enjoys her new surroundings and has many pleasant dreams in her ‘Made to Order Bedroom’ compliments of Broyhill and Furnitureland South.”

To learn about the new alliance between Broyhill Furniture and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please visit http://www.broyhillfurniture.com or http://www.facebook.com/broyhill.

About Furnitureland South

With more than 1 million square feet of home furnishings and accessories, Furnitureland South provides acres of exquisitely designed vignettes, expert designers and a white-glove national delivery service. The store is a multi-day destination for discerning consumers from every state and many foreign countries.

About Broyhill

Broyhill Home Furnishings offers wooden case goods and upholstery for every room in the home, including the living room, dining room, bedroom, family room, home entertainment area, home office and youth bedroom. Sold in retail stores in all 50 states and 35 foreign countries, Broyhill is one of the largest home furnishings producers in the world. For more than 100 years, Broyhill continues to be the most recognized furniture brand. Headquartered in Lenoir, North Carolina, Broyhill is a subsidiary of Furniture Brands International (NYSE:FBN), which produces, sources and markets six of the best-known brand names in the industry – Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville, Henredon, Drexel Heritage and Maitland-Smith.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 193,000 wishes. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org.

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