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Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture Helps with “Extreme Makeover” of New House

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Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture recently helped furnish a new group home for the Home for Little Wanderers. Bernie & Phyl’s, a long-time supporter of the Home for Little Wanderers, donated furniture for the living room, dining room, entertainment room, and bedrooms of the new home. The entire project was dubbed an “Extreme Makeover” by the local ABC affiliate that helped coordinate the project because the site – an old convent in Roxbury, MA – had to be renovated in less than a month so that the kids could move in by Christmas. Hundreds of volunteers and other businesses joined Bernie & Phyl’s in donating goods and services to make the transformation a reality. The project was close to the retailer’s heart because the children moving into the new group home are the same ones that have participated in the “Bernie’s Baseball Buddies” program for the past four years. Each year, the company hosts the kids at a special event and game at Fenway Park. The Home for Little Wanderers is New England’s largest child and family service agency, providing services to an estimated 10,000 children with over 25 programs each year. “This was such a great project. And being able to help these kids in particular was very special to us. We know these kids and love them. Helping them make their new house a real home was an honor for us,” said Bernie Rubin, co-founder of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture. Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture is one of the largest furniture retailers in New England. Based in Norton, MA, the company has six stores in New England: Everett, MA, Nashua, NH (86,000 s/f superstore), Raynham, MA (55,000 s/f superstore), Saugus, MA (50,000 s/f superstore), Westboro, MA (50,000 s/f superstore), and Weymouth, MA. Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture is among the top 100 furniture stores in the United States, according to Furniture/Today magazine. The company was named the 2004 winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Excellence and the 2002 Retailer of the Year by the National Home Furnishings Association.

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