Hope to Dream Event Hits It Out of the Park in Chicago, IL with Joliet Slammers

Ashley HomeStore provided 100 children and their parents and guardians a twin mattress, bed frame, bedding, pillow, teddy bear, gym bag and a Bedgear pillow at an heartwarming Hope to Dream event in Chicago, IL.

Ashley HomeStore provided 100 children and their parents and guardians a twin mattress, bed frame, bedding, pillow, teddy bear, gym bag and a Bedgear pillow at an heartwarming Hope to Dream event in Chicago, IL. In addition, they also enjoyed all-you-can-eat food and beverages and attractions such as face painters, balloon artists, large digital video game truck, bouncy house and speed pitch reader at the event on June 23. To cap off the day, the children lined up for the national anthem on the field and attended the Joliet Slammers night game. The event was a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sister of Will and Grundy Counties and Ashley HomeStores.

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For the past seven years, Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program has been helping underprivileged children between the ages of 3 and 16 who are without beds and families, who earn very low incomes, live in poverty or are transitioning from a homeless situation. For every bed sold at participating Ashley HomeStore locations, a portion of the mattress purchase goes toward the program, which gives a bed to a deserving child who might otherwise suffer the negative physical and emotional effects of sleep deprivation. The company has delivered more than 50,000 beds to children and their families.