Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program Surprises 100 Joliet-Area Families with Bed Packages

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One hundred families expecting to have summer fun at a Joliet Slammers baseball game received a home run of a surprise when Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program gave them new twin bed packages.

We were so excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties to help these families not only with bed packages but to give them a wonderful experience watching the Joliet Slammers.

One hundred families expecting to have summer fun at a Joliet Slammers baseball game received a home run of a surprise when Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program gave them new twin bed packages.

Through its program, Ashley HomeStore partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties to donate and deliver twin mattresses, bed frames, bedding, pillows, teddy bears, gym bags and Bedgear pillows. These families also enjoyed refreshments, entertainment and a Joliet Slammers game.

“We know how getting a good night’s sleep is essential and important to a young person’s growth and health,” said Andrea Mattea, AHS field marketing manager. “We were so excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties to help these families not only with bed packages but to give them a wonderful experience watching the Joliet Slammers.”

For seven years, Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program has delivered more than 50,000 beds to underprivileged children between the ages of 3 and 16 who are without beds and families, who earn very low incomes, live in poverty or are transitioning from a homeless situation. The company learns about these families and children from nominations sent by school social workers, case managers, churches and other charitable organizations.

Portions of customers’ mattress purchases at participating Ashley HomeStore locations fund the program.

Samantha Godfrey, community based program manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters, was very grateful for Ashley HomeStore’s generous donation to its families.

"All our children come from some form of at-risk situation, many of them coming from low-income households,” Godfrey said. “Thanks to this event, this is the first time that these children are receiving a comfortable bed. I had one of my children come up to me and say over and over again ‘I am so excited for my new bed. I cannot wait to get home and set it up. I really needed a new bed.’” This statement along with seeing all the excitement and smiles on our children's faces should show how much of a difference Ashley Home Store has made not only in our children's lives but in our community!”

For more information about the Hope to Dream Program, visit https://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/a-hope-to-dream/

About Hope to Dream
Ashley HomeStore believes that every child deserves a good night’s sleep. Founded in 2010 on that guiding principle, Ashley HomeStore’s “Hope to Dream” program provides beds to less fortunate children across the U.S. and Canada. A portion of the proceeds for every mattress purchased at a participating Ashley HomeStore helps pay for a bed for a child in need. Since its inception, more than 50,000 children have received a brand new bed. Those wishing to nominate a child can visit https://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/a-hope-to-dream/ or request an electronic application by emailing HopetoDream@ashleyhomestore.com. In-store applications are also available at participating locations.

About Ashley Home Store
Ashley HomeStore is committed to being your trusted partner and style leader for the home. This commitment has made Ashley HomeStore the No. 1 furniture retailer in the U.S. and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands with more than 600 locations in 28 countries.
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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is one of the largest manufacturers of home furnishings in the world. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day. Visit Ashley online at http://www.ashleyfurniture.com

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