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Bob's Discount Furniture and Gene Rosenberg Associates Raise More than $300,000 for Local Charities

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The eighteenth annual Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Gene Rosenberg Associates Golf Outing has raised more than $300,000, exceeding the initial goal. The golf outing was held in Farmington, CT on August 9th 2005 at the Tunxis Country Club, followed by a dinner and raffle at the Farmington Club. More than 200 golfers participated, and close to 400 attended the dinner. Major charities receiving support from the outing include: The American Cancer Society’s Camp Rising Sun, The Nutmeg Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Family and Children’s Aid, and The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Bob’s Charitable Foundation started in 1986 with a mission to help children in need. "Bob’s Charitable Foundation continuously seeks additional support so it can provide more assistance to those youngsters who haven’t been given a fair shot at childhood," said co-organizer Gene Rosenberg, "As friends and business partners, we want to help." “When kids come to Camp Rising Sun they come because they are kids, not kids with cancer! Their week at camp becomes extraordinary thanks to Bob’s Charitable Foundation. This year the kids will be treated to a Tropical Paradise theme including pu-pu platters, and a steel drum concert on the beach followed by fireworks," said Tina Saunders of Camp Rising Sun. “I want to personally thank all the participants in this outing for providing a record amount of support to benefit children in need," said Bob Kaufman, president of Bob's Discount Furniture. In addition to distributing significant funds each year, the Foundation provides gift certificates to various agencies for clients with children who need some extra help obtaining bedding and furniture. Additional requests are supported daily to organizations in the New England region looking for assistance with fundraisers, furnishings and programs. Agencies seeking support may obtain information online at the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation web site http://www.mybobs.com/charity/. About Bob’s Discount Furniture Bob’s Discount Furniture has strong regional brand awareness and customer appeal due to its unique shopping environment, commitment to customer service, and everyday low prices. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of quality furniture that surpasses their “discount” expectations. Some stores have complimentary cafés featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy. Many have home theaters and video arcades. Bob Kaufman, President, and Cathy Poulin, Public Relations Director, supply their own quirky talent for the company’s television and radio advertisements, as they invite customers to “Come on down!” For more information please visit http://www.mybobs.com/.

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