Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates to Those in Need
Posted by Jon Federman
Residents of the JF&CS Ransom Road residence in Brighton were elated when a truck from Bob’s Discount Furniture pulled up in front of their home on Thursday, November 2. The residence, a five-person home for adults with developmental and physical disabilities, is currently undergoing renovations to enhance accessibility and update flooring, lighting, and living space.
Bob’s Discount Furniture very generously donated
$5,000 worth of merchandise almost immediately after being contacted about this project. Not only did Bob’s deliver the items free of charge, but a representative of Bob’s contacted JF&CS Director of Operations, Breanna Robinson, to schedule a time for her to visit the Bob’s Discount Furniture store of her choice.
A Bob’s Discount Furniture manager came to meet Breanna and the JF&CS team and together they shopped the Framingham store. “There were no limits,” says Breanna. “If we liked it and they had it in stock, the only question they asked was ‘when do you need it?’”
Together, they measured and selected specific pieces for the Ransom Road residents. “The manager and sales staff at Bob’s answered multiple questions and reviewed many options to meet the needs of the individuals living in the home,” Breanna notes.
Now, thanks to Bob’s Discount Furniture, Ransom Road residents can enjoy a full leather living room set, including a media center and three end tables, a dining table set for eight, and a hallway console. Also included was an electronic recliner that easily moves from a sitting to a standing position, which is very helpful for those with physical disabilities. “JF&CS is extremely grateful to Bob’s Discount Furniture for their generous donation and for responding so promptly and thoughtfully to our request,” says Joan Ingersoll, Vice President of Disability Services. “The new furniture makes the living room and dining room very comfortable and inviting and has been enthusiastically received by the residents as well as the staff.”
“Charitable giving is an important part of company culture here at Bob’s Discount Furniture,” remarks Cathy Poulin, Outreach and Public Relations Director at Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We are honored to help and partner with agencies like JF&CS that share similar values, working hard every day to give back and improve people’s lives.” Cathy also plays an instrumental role in the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Organization, Bob’s Cares. Through Bob’s Cares, Cathy and the Bob’s Discount Furniture team ensure that the Bob’s team is always supporting and involved in their local communities.
Jon Federman is the JF&CS Staff Writer. A practicing attorney for more than 15 years, he is thrilled to bring his legal and persuasive writing skills to the JF&CS Marketing Communications department. Jon has a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Boston College Law School. In his spare time he is an exhibiting photographer and an award-winning cartoonist. Jon lived in London, England for five years before returning to Boston in 2011.