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Bob's Furniture Hosts Bob's Fantastic Fire Safety Day

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Bob's Discount Furniture, the fast growing furniture retailer in the northeast, with stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, announced that it has invited family members throughout the northeast to visit their nearest Bob's Discount Furniture location on November 1, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for "The Bob's Fantastic Fire Safety Day". Fire fighters from local fire departments will be visiting Bob's Discount Furniture locations and offering fire prevention and safety instructions for family members of all ages. "It's crucial for every family to develop a household fire safety prevention plan. That's why Bob's Discount Furniture has arranged for local fire departments to visit our locations this Saturday and offer children and their families' important safety instructions and techniques to remain safe all year long. Local fire fighters will be on hand to answer any questions and talk about fire prevention methods," said Bob Kaufman, president, Bob's Discount Furniture. The first 75 families to visit each Bob's Discount Furniture location will receive a copy of the new Bob's Discount Furniture "Fire Safety CD". All families visiting this Saturday can enter to win a Royal Caribbean Cruise for four people valued at over $5,000. Refreshments and prizes will also be given away while customers can also enjoy free food at the store's Café and entertainment at the video arcade. "It really is important for all family members to learn about fire safety prevention and practice these safety measures every day," said Cathy Poulin, TV personality, Bob's Discount Furniture. Families visiting the Bob's Discount Furniture in Manchester, CT will also be welcomed by AM1150 Radio Disney's Road Crew. At other select locations, fire professionals will be giving children informative tours on their fire trunks. To find the nearest Bob's Discount Furniture location to visit this Saturday, visit www.mybobs.com/locations. About Bob's Discount Furniture: The fast-growing furniture retailer with 31 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 and Connecticut Children's Medical Center. 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" was recognized for collecting over 20,000 units of blood during its 11 years of promoting blood drives. Other recipient organizations include: Have a Heart Children's Cancer Society, New York; Open Pantry Community Services, Massachusetts; J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, Rhode Island; Family Intervention Services, New Jersey; Manchester Partners in Health, New Hampshire; and the Opportunity Farm, Maine. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.

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