Ashley Furniture HomeStore Teams Up with United Way to Provide Kids with Cozy New Beds

Ashley Truck Loaded with New Mattresses Gives Madison, WI Families "A Hope to Dream"

Jul 15, 2011, 18:29 ET from Ashley Furniture HomeStore

MADISON, Wis., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashley Furniture HomeStore's (  A Hope to Dream program partners with the United Way of Dane County to provide 17 new Ashley-Sleep™ mattress sets to families in need.

As part of the local United Way's Housing First Challenge, which helps homeless families find stable, permanent housing, an Ashley truck packed with brand new mattresses made its way to a Madison, Wisconsin apartment complex on July 14th, where a team of United Way and Ashley volunteers unloaded and delivered the new beds to awaiting families.

"Some of these families were actually forced to sleep on winter coats on the floor. It was just heartbreaking," says John Disa, President of Ashley HomeStores, Ltd. "Since 2010, Ashley Furniture HomeStore's A Hope To Dream program has provided less-fortunate kids with new mattress sets of their very own. Teaming up with United Way of Dane County for this Housing First Challenge was yet another way to give families and children in need access to one of their most basic rights: the right to a safe, comfortable place to rest their heads."

For more information about the A Hope to Dream program or to nominate a child in need for a new bed, visit:  or "friend" Ashley on their Facebook page and follow the link under the Community tab.

About Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Ashley Furniture HomeStore, a top furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at more than 425 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States.

About United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County serves the citizens of Dane County, and is independently governed by a board of community leaders and volunteers. There are over 1,300 autonomous United Ways in the United States of America, each one producing results in their local community. United Way of Dane County is creating real, long-lasting solutions through the Agenda for Change, the seven goals identified by the community as most critical.


Paulette Rippley
Media Relations
Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Phone: (608) 323-3377

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