Ashley HomeStore’s First Official Hope to Dream Day Celebrated with 200 Bed Giveaway to First Coast Kids

While we are committed to changing lives through Hope to Dream every day, we want HOPE TO DREAM DAY – to make an exponential difference in the lives of local children. That is why we do what we do – to make a difference.

During the 2016 Ashley HomeStore – Hope to Dream Stadium Sleepover at EverBank Field, Mayor Lenny Curry issued a proclamation for the program’s impact on the Jacksonville community, declaring August 8th, ASHLEY HOMESTORE’S HOPE TO DREAM DAY. To celebrate its first official Hope to Dream Day, Ashley HomeStore is giving away an additional 200 beds to 200 kids in need this week – a record number for one week here on the First Coast, and just in time for Back to School. In recognition of being the number one Tempur-Pedic® retailer in the country, a vast majority of the beds being donated this year are Tempur-Pedic® mattresses.

“What a better way than to celebrate such an incredible honor then to double the amount of beds we gave away last year on HOPE TO DREAM DAY,” said Ashley HomeStore–Jacksonville, President, Chris Caprio. “While we are committed to changing lives through Hope to Dream every day, we want HOPE TO DREAM DAY – to make an exponential difference in the lives of local children. That is why we do what we do – to make a difference.”

Since the program’s beginning in Jacksonville almost seven years ago, Ashley HomeStore has given nearly 50,000 free beds to underserved children across the country. “To put that in perspective, that is almost 1,000 school buses of kids, and we intend to continue to grow that number significantly” said Caprio.

The 200 free bed recipients were all eligible for Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program, which funds the free beds directly from proceeds of mattress sales in its showrooms. Many of the recipients were recommended from local, child serving organizations, including Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund, Children’s Home Society, Hubbard House, the Salvation Army and Safe Harbor in Brunswick, GA.

As Mayor Curry issued the proclamation, he said, “I am inspired every day by the care and compassion displayed by the people of this great city. This is an example of people coming together as One City, One Jacksonville, and closing the…

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