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Sofa Mart and Furniture Row Outlet Donate To Help Street Kids In Mexico City

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National furniture retailer Sofa Mart and Furniture Row Outlet, brands of Furniture Row Companies, will be making a donation to aid the estimated two million street children in Mexico City. The check presentation ceremony to World Vision is Wed. November 16th at 10 am at the Sofa Mart located at 5445 N. Bannock street off of I-25. The campaign titled, "Hope Is Always in Style," consisted of a $20 donation for every sofa sold from September 14 through October 12, 2005. All proceeds for the campaign will benefit World Vision's "Ninos de las Calle" (street children), program. The program assists in the wide spread problem of homeless children in Mexico City. Specifically designed to enable street children to become more self sufficient, and move into a stable environment, the program focuses on providing educational support, shelter, children's homes, and family reintegration whenever possible. World Vision President Richard Stearns, elaborates on what the financial support means to the program. "Sofa Mart and Furniture Row Outlet's annual campaign enables World Vision to help so many vulnerable young people in Mexico City. Not only does this support help meet their basic needs, it also helps us provide care and guidance so critical for them to recognize and pursue their potential. We sincerely thank Sofa Mart and Furniture Row Outlet and its customers." Tom Thompson, General Manager of Sofa Mart explains why Furniture Row feels it is so important to give back to the worldwide community. "Our company has a strong passion to assist globally where we can. It is a big factor of our company pride and the work ethic that drives us." Furniture Row(R) Companies is the fourth largest family-owned specialty home furnishings and bedding retailer. The company is comprised of five specialty store brands including: Oak Express, Sofa Mart, Bedroom Expressions, Denver Mattress Company and Furniture Row Outlets. Furniture Row operates more than 270 stores nationwide; the company is among the "Top 15" national furniture retailers. About World Vision: World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. For more information, please visit http://www.worldvision.org

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