Two Michigan Retailers Team Up To Give Away Free School Supplies


Aug 21, 2012, 14:00 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture and Meijer Supercenters are teaming up to help ease the cost of going back to school.  Compliments of Michigan's number one furniture retailer and Michigan's mega retailer parents can pick up stringed back sacks filled with crayons, pens, pencils, pocket folders, etc.


The National Retail Foundation estimates the average family will spend $96 on school supplies, which is 10 percent more than last year. "For families on a budget, every little bit helps," says Kim Yost, Art Van CEO. "We thought this was a wonderful opportunity to help children get excited for school."

With most Michigan students returning to school after Labor Day, the rush is on for school supplies. The string back sacks are filled with school supplies and can be picked up in the children's bedding department at any of the 34 Art Van Showrooms throughout the state of Michigan.  The offer is for one per household and only good while supplies last.

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 34 stores in 33 communities throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus six freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Canton, Troy, Rochester Hills, Brighton, Ann Arbor and New Hudson, Michigan. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Mich. Check out for more information.

SOURCE Art Van Furniture