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Bob's Discount Furniture Sponsors "Have A Heart Day" Event

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Bob's Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing furniture retailer in the northeast, with stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, announced that it is joining with humane societies, animal shelters and rescue centers on "Have A Heart Day" on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The event will encourage donations of pet bedding, treats, new or gently used toys and new transportation crates for needy dogs and cats. All families are invited to visit their nearest Bob's Discount Furniture location on "Have A Heart Day" for a day of meaningful fun and also help to find homes for these loving pets. "I would like to invite parents and children to join us on ‘Have A Heart Day'. Even if you can only stop by for a couple of minutes, please take a moment to either donate a pet item or perhaps meet one of the many representatives from the humane society or animal shelter and learn about adopting a kitten or puppy. There are so many pets in need of supplies and homes that we are on the way to making this one of our biggest community awareness campaigns to date," explained Bob Kaufman, president, Bob's Discount Furniture. "This is one of our most favorite family events each year as kids and parents join us to help our furry friends. All of our Bob's Discount Furniture locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island will be accepting pet donations. We'll also be helping to find some loving homes for some of these orphan kittens and puppies," said Cathy Poulin, TV personality and public relations director, Bob's Discount Furniture. "I look forward to personally greeting all of the families visiting the Bob's Discount Furniture located at 15 Industrial Park Road in Niantic, Connecticut." In addition, the Radio Disney promotions team will be making a special appearance on "Have A Heart Day" at the Bob's Discount Furniture locations at 240 East Sunrise Highway in Freeport, New York; 201 Federal Road in Brookfield, Connecticut; 428 Tolland Turnpike in Manchester, Connecticut; and 263 Broadway in Saugus, Massachusetts. There will be a variety of entertainment features, food and prize giveaways at all locations. "Making a donation, individuals 18 years and older will be able to register for the eight-day Royal Caribbean Cruise Grand Prize valued at over $3,500. These loving puppies and kittens really become part of the family very quickly. So, I look forward to all families helping us in our effort on this special day," added Poulin. The following Bob's Discount Furniture locations will host the following organizations: Bridgeport, CT - Pups Without Partners; Brookfield, CT - Pups Without Partners/Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation; Manchester, CT - Bandits Place/We Adopt Greyhounds; Stamford, CT - Connecticut Humane Society/Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation; Niantic, CT - Connecticut Humane Society; Orange, CT - Pups Without Partners; Newington, CT - Connecticut Humane Society; Southington, CT- Pups Without Partners; Lowell, MA - Lowell Humane Society; Saugus, MA - Beagles of New England States; West Springfield, MA - MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center; Stoughton, MA - Brockton Blue Dog Shelter; Natick, MA - Beagles of New England States; South Attleboro, MA - Beagles of New England States/Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter; Worcester, MA - Animal Rescue League of Worcester; South Portland, ME - Coastal Humane Society; Manchester, NH - New Hampshire Humane Society/Manchester Animal Shelter; Nashua, NH - Humane Society of Greater Nashua/Beagles of New England States; Salem, NH - Animal Rescue League of NH/MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center; Seabrook, NH – NHSPCA/Beagles of New England States; Monmouth Junction, NJ - New Jersey Greyhound Adoption Program; North Plainfield, NJ - Plainfield Humane Society; Woodbridge, NJ - New Jersey Greyhound Adoption Program; Totowa, NJ - Liberty Humane Society; Paramus, NJ - Humane Society of Bergen County/Lost Pet; Nanuet, NY - Elmsford Animal Shelter; Farmingdale, NY - Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue; Freeport, NY - Freeport Animal Shelter/Long Island Greyhound Transfer; and Warwick, RI - Animal Rescue League. For the latest information, visit www.mybobs.com. About Bob's Discount Furniture The fast-growing furniture retailer with 29 stores located throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, Bob's Discount Furniture has built strong brand awareness and customer loyalty through its unique shopping environment, customer service commitment 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. As a part of the overall shopping experience, many of the locations have complimentary cafés featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy, while other locations offer home theater and video arcade entertainment. Known for their unique style of television and radio advertising, Bob Kaufman, president, and Cathy Poulin, public relations director, have been inviting customers for over a decade to visit their nearest Bob's Discount Furniture store. For more information, visit www.mybobs.com. About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and its many charitable contributions and sponsorships, Bob, Cathy and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Among the many supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Salvation Army Marshall House Youth and Family Emergency Shelter, National Conference for Community Justice, American Red Cross, Connecticut Children's Medical Center and many more. In March 2006, Poulin participated in the "Dance for a Cause" competition in Hartford to raise money and awareness for the National Pajama Program and Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation. Poulin was also awarded Woman of the Year for 2006 by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In April 2008, Kaufman was presented with the prestigious 2008 Biomedical Achievement Award from the American Red Cross as the "Bob Squad" grew to over 20,000 members. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.

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