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Bob’s Discount Furniture Teams Up With Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics & American Red Cross

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Article Summary: Bob's will sponsor a special American Red Cross super blood drive and free family event at TD Garden on January 20.


Bob's Discount Furniture reported that to celebrate “Bob’s Discount Furniture $100,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program,”the company has teamed up with the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics to sponsor a special American Red Cross super blood drive and free family event at TD Garden on January 20. Members of the community are invited to support this blood drive and enjoy a day of free family entertainment at TD Garden. Those who are eligible can join hundreds of blood donors expected to convene between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to help patients in need by donating blood.

“We are thankful to Bob’s Discount Furniture, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics for supporting this unique community partnership and enabling generous volunteer blood donors to help patients by supporting this fun family event celebrating the $100,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program,” stated Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross – Northeast Division. “We hope that eligible blood donors will bring friends and family to TD Garden on January 20 to make a difference in the life of others.”

Other items to be given away to lucky winners include an autographed framed Boston Bruins Stanley Cup team photo and a piece of game used net, two team autographed sticks, a team autographed jersey and a Seguin autographed jersey, four loge tickets, a zamboni ride, four balcony tickets and high five experience. Lucky participants may win Boston Celtics home game tickets, autographed Celtics championship team basketballs, Celtics photographs and mini-basketballs autographed by various players. There is complimentary parking available on a first come-first serve basis in the North Station Garage (121 Nashua Street, Boston, MA) which is located underneath TD Garden.

All presenting blood donors and families can meet Bruins and Celtics legends, take photos with Bruins mascot “Blades” and enjoy appearances by the Bruins Ice Girls and the Celtics Dancers. Children will enjoy balloon animals; face painting and puppet show entertainment. Bob’s Discount Furniture will provide free ice cream, courtesy of New England Ice Cream, Co. Participating area high school bands and cheerleaders are scheduled to attend and entertain during the blood drive.

Bob Kaufman and Cathy Poulin of Bob’s Discount Furniture will make special guest appearances. In addition to sponsoring the event, Bob’s Discount Furniture is generously donating 24 recliners to be raffled off throughout the event. Bob’s Discount Furniture has donated the furniture to thank generous blood donors and also to support a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

This family fun filled event is in celebration of the Fourth Annual Bob’s Discount Furniture High School Heroes $100,000 Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding high school seniors in Massachusetts and Connecticut who have made exceptional contributions to their schools’ volunteer blood donor programs.

For official rules about the scholarship, visit mybobs.com. All presenting donors will receive a t-shirt. Donors will have the opportunity to have their blood donation applied to a high school of their choice as part of the Scholarship Program.

To celebrate National Blood Donor Month and help increase awareness about the need for blood, Dunkin’ Donuts and the Red Cross are teaming up for the sixth annual “Give a Pint, Get a Pound” campaign, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee to all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont during the month of January.

This event is expected to attract hundreds of people. To make an appointment to donate blood at a drive near you, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log on to redcrossblood.org.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org .

About Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation: Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions. For over 15 years Bobs Discount Furniture has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England and has through direct in store blood drives raised over 21,000 productive units and over 8,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006. Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center and Connecticut Children's Medical Center. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit http://bobscares.org.

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