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Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture Donates Over 100 Bedspreads to Local Furniture Banks

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Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture recently donated over 100 bedspreads to two local furniture banks, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Furniture Bank in Lynn and the Central Mass Housing Alliance Donations Clearing House in Worcester. The bedspreads, which had previously been used in furniture displays in Bernie & Phyl’s stores, will be given free to any person in need of a warm blanket. This donation is one of many that Bernie & Phyl’s regularly makes to organizations serving needy populations across the region. “When we decided to replace all of the bedspreads in our stores, we thought it would also be a great opportunity to help people in need,” said Bernie Rubin, co-founder and chairman of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture. “We are happy that our bedspreads will not only keep people warm, but will help make people’s housing accommodations seem more like a home.” Through its Donations Assistance Program, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless provides thousands of families making the transition from homelessness into permanent housing with furniture and household goods free of charge. Since 1985, the Donations Clearing House has provided free donated furniture and household goods to over a 1,000 families per year who have been referred by area shelters, neighborhood centers, and health and human service agencies. Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture is the largest independent furniture retailer in Massachusetts. In 2004, Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture received the prestigious Better Business Bureau Local Torch Award for Excellence, which is given to companies that embody the highest ethical standards. In 2002, the company was named “Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association, which is the highest honor in the retail home furnishings industry. The company ranks 61 among the Top 100 furniture stores in the country according to Furniture/Today magazine. Based in Norton, MA, Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture has six stores in New England: Braintree (50,000 s/f); Nashua, NH (86,000 s/f); Raynham, MA (55,000 s/f); Saugus, MA (50,000 s/f); Westboro, MA (42,000 s/f); and Weymouth, MA (Bedding and Clearance Center).

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