Furniture Store Donates Beds to Needy Families

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

It's an ordinary drop off day for these Ashley Furniture deliverymen.

It takes them all of ten minutes to assemble the brand new bed.

But, this family is not only grateful for the delivery, but also the gift of giving.

"I feel really blessed because that's something that he really wanted and he got it," said Betty Bryant, speaking about her son.

Betty Bryant adopted three kids seven years ago. Two twins, Michelle and Michael and little Santwan, who the recipient of the new bed.

"I know God blessed us with it," Bryant said.

Every few months Ashley Furniture HomeStore donates beds to needy children. The kids are nominated, then they write an essay for why they need a new bed.

Each kid is nominated based on their need for comfortable bedding and then Ashley Furniture helps make that dream come true by bringing a mattress and memory foam for padding.

"It's going to give them a better nights sleep, help them hopefully with their academics, their extra-curricular activities and certainly their family relationships," said John Ariotti, manager at Ashley Furniture.

Saturday they dropped off three beds and will finish the last drop-off Tuesday for another family.

"I'm please with this, this is nice," Bryant added.


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  • by Kat on May 8, 2012 at 05:07 AM
    Now THIS article was worth reading this morning! Thank you so much to Ashley Furniture for giving back to the community. I love that the children are asked to write an essay to describe why they deserve a new bed. We need more citizens and businesses in the community encouraging and supporting our children.
  • by TO: just saying Location: Tville on May 7, 2012 at 05:26 AM
    If your child doesn't have a bed and needs one you can go to the Ashley Furniture web page and nominate your child or if you know of someones child you can nominate them to receive a bed. It is such a blessing.
  • by iust saying on May 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    I need help but will they help me and my family?
    • reply
      by jw on May 7, 2012 at 08:23 AM in reply to iust saying
      you or a kid. they give beds to kids not adults
  • by Terry Location: Tallahassee on May 6, 2012 at 05:36 AM
    Good going Ashley Furniture!!!
  • by Grace on May 5, 2012 at 10:06 PM
    That is a wonderful thing to do! God Bless
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