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Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture Donates Flashlights to the Whelan School

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Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture has donated 200 flashlights to the Dr. Joseph A. Whelan School in North Providence, RI, which will be given out to each elementary school student at the end of National Safety Week to use when they go out trick or treating on Halloween. Each year, the school covers several important safety topics during the week before Halloween. This year, bicycle safety, safety around strange animals, and wearing seat belts will be among the topics covered. At the beginning of the safety week, there is a family costume dance during which the basics of staying safe on Halloween are emphasized, including the necessity of walking through the streets with a light. The students will get their Bernie & Phyl’s mini flashlights at the end of the week so that they will have them for Halloween night. “We are happy to donate the flashlights so that these children can carry them to keep safe when they go out trick or treating,” said Bernie Rubin, co-founder and chairman of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture. “We are very grateful to Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture for donating these flashlights,” said Deana Moore, the President of the Whelan School PTO. “This year, we will not only explain how to stay safe, but also give our kids something to help keep them safe on Halloween night.” 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. 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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