Sweet Dreams: Ashley Homestore Donates Beds to Salvation Army

Oct 10, 2018

As part of the Hope to Dream program, 100 Chicagoland-area children served by The Salvation Army will get a good night’s sleep.

Ashley HomeStore has partnered with The Salvation Army to deliver new beds to families in need. Families will receive a twin bed frame, mattress, pillow and linens.

Families who will be receiving the new items include those in the Pathway of Hope program, moving from the Evangeline Booth Lodge family shelter into an apartment or evacuees from hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria.

“This donation is a great gift for those we are serving. This gives them an opportunity to focus on other things,” said Lt. Colonel Charles Smith, Salvation Army Metropolitan Divisional Commander. “We are so pleased to welcome Ashley HomeStore alongside us as we serve those most in need.”

Rosanna attends the parenting classes at the Norridge Corps Community Center, and was thrilled to receive that phone call telling her she would be getting a bed  for one of her three daughters.

"I have been worried for some time as my girls are growing up," Rosanna said. "They've been sharing a bed and it's not optimal for a good night's sleep. This was a welcome surprise. Pamela and The Salvation Army are always giving us tools to improve our lives. I'm so grateful."

“Ashley HomeStore and the Hope to Dream program are proud to support our local communities,” said Greg Kammer, Executive Vice President of Retail Operations for Ashley Global Retail.

The Hope to Dream program provides beds to less fortunate children across the U.S. and Canada. A portion of the proceeds of every mattress purchased at one of the 435 participating Ashley HomeStores helps pay for beds for children in need. In the seven years the program has been active, Hope to Dream has given beds to more than 50,000 children.

Learn more about the Bed & Bread Club.

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