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Ashley Furniture Giving Beds to Kids in Need

40 St. Louis-area children received new beds from the furniture retailer.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore wants to help children in the St. Louis area dream.

The furniture retailer created the A Hope To Dream program and delivered new twin-sized memory foam beds to 40 children ages 3-16, from Maryland Heights to Fenton, Barnhart to Vandalia, a news release said. The children also received bed risers, sheets, a pillow and a comforter.

“So often when we make donations we simply talk about making a difference. It is rare that we actually get to watch the difference,” said Michael Phillips, Ashley Furniture HomeStore vice president.

Locally, more than 60 mattress sets have been given to children this year, the news release said.

The retailer said it created the program to fight the problem of children lacking access to a comfortable bed in which to rest, recharge and dream.

St. Louis area families face the hardships of medical expenses, foreclosures, layoffs or disabilities, the news release said. Those difficulties can make it difficult to provide a comfortable bed for sleeping children.

Anyone can nominate a child for consideration to receive a brand new mattress set by picking up an application at an Ashley Furniture HomeStore location or filling one out online at ashleyfurniturehomestore.com.

A portion of each mattress sale at Ashley Furniture HomeStore funds the program. Ashley Furniture HomeStore will begin another round of deliveries to deserving kids in Missouri and Illinois in July.

The Ashley store near Arnold is at 4432 Lemay Ferry Rd., in south St. Louis County.

BARBARA ROANE-LUNDY June 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
I AM GRANDMOTHER OF 3 KID, MY SON , WHICH THERE DAD HE HAVE FAIL SHORT OF GETTING BED FOR HIS KID AT HIS HOUSE , THE COURT WANT HIM TO PAID CHILD SUPPORT , PLEASE LET ME EXPLAIN WHY HE CAN'T GET BED FOR HIS CHILDREN , HE HAVE SEIZURE HE CAN'T WORK UNTIL GET THEM SEIZURE UNDER CONTROL..HE WAS TRUCK DRIVER THEY HAVE TOOK HIS CDL...BUT ONLY WANT HIM PAY THE CHILD SUPPORT THEY NOT WORRY ABOUT HIS HEALTH..I HELP PAY HIS CHILD SUPPORT SO HE WANT GO JAIL...HE HAVE THE KIDS FOR SUMMER SO THE NEED BED TO SLEEP IN ..I SO THIS ON TV , WE GOT PAY $3000.00 DOLLARS BY OCT 2012 SO HE WANT GOT JAIL BUT THE LOVE THERE DAD I JUST HOPING COME IN RICHMOND , VA..YOU CAN REACH ME (804) 840-8605 OR (804) 562-3482
Lisa jeter October 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I.m a single mom who is in need of beds for my two girls i can.t get them because i'm only working part time my youngest suffers with chronic asthma please help me with beds you may contact me at 803-810-7614 may god continue to bless you to help others.
Melissa Colvin February 26, 2013 at 08:27 PM
I'm a mother of 6yr old Twin boy's that are in need of beds. I have recently been cut back to working only one day a week my husband got hurt on his job and is disabled and we have limited resources right now. My boy's are growing so fast and it would help us so much right now to get a helping hand. We can be contacted at 704-231-3082. God Bless this program.

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