“Children are a vital part of our growing First Coast community. We believe by helping a child sleep well, they are poised to lead a healthier and more productive life.”
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2011
The local Ashley Furniture HomeStores recently completed their first Truckload Mattress Event to further support the “A Hope To Dream” program. The Event was a huge success and resulted in hundreds of premium Sealy mattress sets being sold at drastically reduced prices in order to generate more funds for local kids in need.
July 2011 marks the 6th month since the Jacksonville, FL Ashley Furniture HomeStores (http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com) proudly launched the “A Hope to Dream” program, which seeks to provide less fortunate children with comfortable beds for a good night sleep here on the First Coast. For every mattress purchased at any of the 3 Jacksonville, FL locations (St. Johns Town Center, River City Marketplace or Orange Park @ I-295/Blanding), $5 will be donated to “A Hope to Dream” to provide beds to local children in need.
“Children are a vital part of our growing First Coast community. We believe by helping a child sleep well, they are poised to lead a healthier and more productive life,” says Howard D. Fineman, Managing Member/CEO, SFTF, LLC dba Ashley Furniture HomeStore (Jacksonville FL). “A child’s bed also provides a safe haven at night and, most importantly, a place to dream.”
“The "A Hope to Dream” program has been very well received here on the First Coast, and we thank all of those in our local community for spreading the word. Not surprisingly, we have been getting a great number of leads from school teachers who see the everyday effects of sleep-deprivation on their young students, as well as from local ministries and support groups who interact weekly with families in need.” Fineman said. In the initial six months of the program, the local Ashley Furniture HomeStores have delivered and/or allocated over 70 mattress sets for local children in need, and are hoping to help even more in the months ahead as the program gains additional exposure.
"A Hope to Dream” has been locally established here in Jacksonville, Florida, in honor of Marsha C. Pozin, our dear friend and Jacksonville native, who has been a life-long "Champion for Children."
Founded in 2010, “A Hope to Dream” is just one of Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s many philanthropic efforts. Ashley Furniture HomeStore retail stores and Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. contribute several millions of dollars annually to local and national charities. Locally, the Ashley Furniture HomeStores also work in partnership with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to support our Military Families, as well as work closely with the local Salvation Army team on a number of projects.
Community members are encouraged to refer a child for consideration to receive a kids’ mattress set. To nominate a child, complete a nomination form and a short essay (100 words or less) explaining why the child should be given the kid’s mattress set. Applications may be picked up at the local Ashley Furniture HomeStores or request an electronic application by emailing AHopeToDream(at)ashleyjax(dot)com. The applications will be judged on the basis of originality, need and expression of thought.
For more information about “A Hope to Dream” or to find participating stores, visit: http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/events/ahopetodream.html.
About Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Ashley Furniture HomeStore, the number one furniture and bedding retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture and mattresses to customers at over 420 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States.
There are 3 local Ashley Furniture HomeStores on the First Coast (St. Johns Town Center – Jacksonville; River City Marketplace – North Jacksonville; and Orange Park @ I-295/Blanding). The local Ashley Furniture HomeStores are the #1 Sealy Stores In Jacksonville and offer a wide selection of mattresses and sleep systems from Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Embody by Sealy, Tempur-Pedic and Ashley Sleep, with over 50 models on display. $5 from the sale of each mattress is donated to “A Hope to Dream” to provide beds to local children in need.