50 beds donated to Metro Atlanta Children at End of School Year Event

The end of the school year is here, and 50 children in the Metro Atlanta area are starting their summer vacations sleeping on a new bed, thanks to a collaboration between Ashley HomeStore and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

The end of the school year is here, and 50 children in the Metro Atlanta area are starting their summer vacations sleeping on a new bed, thanks to a collaboration between Ashley HomeStore and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

Fifty children and their families attended an “End of the School Year” event on Friday May 18th, at the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club, located at 72 Wesley Street in Newnan, GA. The children participated in kickball, a water balloon toss, face painting, and more. After the activities, each child was presented with a bed set, which included a twin mattress set, pillow, sheets and comforter, from Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program. Ashley HomeStore, the number one selling furniture store brand in the world, dedicates a portion of proceeds from every mattress sale at participating locations to the Hope to Dream program, which has donated more than 50,000 new beds to children in need since 2010.

"We're so glad to have partners like Ashley HomeStore that have the spirit of giving – the same spirit we try to instill in our club members,” said Lauren Odom, Executive Director of Newnan/Coweta and Howard Warner Boys & Girls Club. “The furniture donations will provide more comfort to our chosen club members and their families as our club staff continues to help the kids we serve get college ready, live healthy, and become leaders."

Tarsha Terrell, Hope to Dream Ambassador in the Atlanta region, said, “What a wonderful time to give a child a bed so they can get a healthy night’s sleep. Forging a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlanta is just so natural because we are both helping create brighter futures for our youth.”