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Bob Kauffman (left) - a founder of  Bob's Discount Furniture.
Paul Cohen (right) - a founder of PFP.
Gene Rosenberg (middle) - a founder of both companies.

More than $400,000 was raised Tuesday, July 19, as hundreds of participants joined the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, along with partner Planned Furniture Promotions, for a golf event and dinner assisting children’s charities and other service organizations throughout the region.

The 24th Annual Bob’s Golf Outing was held at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington. The golf tournament was followed by a dinner event and awards ceremony with live auctions and silent auctions at The Farmington Club.

“This has become an annual tradition, and we’re so pleased with the turnout by our business partners and friends, because the non-profit organizations that will be helped by the event need it more than ever,” said Gene Rosenberg, co-founder of Planned Furniture Promotions and Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We’re truly gratified by the generosity of all of those supporting this year’s event.”

Bob’s Furniture, Manchester, CT, operates 42 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia. 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 15,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006. Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, The Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center , Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Special Olympics. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.

Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc. (PFP), an affiliate of Gene Rosenberg Associates, LLC, is a leading furniture industry specialist in conducting high impact promotional sales. Since 1962, PFP has specialized in creatively planning and successfully implementing thousands of sale promotions for national, regional and local retailers of all sizes that are interested in quitting business, retiring, raising cash, and achieving other urgent goals. PFP applies its unparalleled expertise and offers a broad range of services to help retailers maximize value including purchasing inventory using its substantial buying power, management, sales staffing, advertising, financing, and other critical areas. To learn more about PFP, visit www.pfpromotions.com.

1) Bob Kauffman & Gene Rosenberg, founders of Bob's Discount Furniture
2) Gene Rosenberg & Paul Cohen, founders of PFP

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