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Community September 10, 2019

80 Children Bounce Into the Year with Hope to Dream | Ashley HomeStore

Hope to Dream held a Back to School Bash in Roswell, Georgia on August 23rd and surprised 100 kids with something they didn’t have before – brand new beds of their own to sleep in. The children also received bags with school supplies like notebooks, markers and pens, so they were extra prepared for the school year.

These events help fulfill Hope to Dream’s mission to ensure all children have a bed they can dream in. For more about Hope to Dream, or to nominate a child, please go to their website.

The Back to School Bash

The children and their families were invited to SkyZone, a trampoline park, to reach new heights and jump into excitement. The afternoon event was the perfect way to end summer and bring in the school season on a positive note. Memebers of the Ashley HomeStore family took part in making the event even more magical for the children.

“It is an honor to give back and help support the communities that have so graciously allowed us into their homes for so many years,” said Evan Johnson of Ashley HomeStore. “Events like this allow members of our team to be immersed in the community and meet the very children this great program supports.”

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped the event go off without a hitch. The hard work of volunteers allows Hope to Dream to help deserving children achieve a better night’s sleep and dream bigger than ever before. Follow Hope to Dream on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see more about the organization.

Community August 29, 2019

Ashley for the Arts Raises Record $590k for Community | Ashley HomeStore

Ashley HomeStore hosted its eleventh annual event Ashley for the Arts, a three-day music and arts festival, in Arcadia, Wisconsin. The event was created to give back to the arts and celebrate and raise money for charitable organizations and school districts in the area.

Here are some of the highlights from the festival:

This was Home

According to the press release, this year’s donations benefited 60 participating nonprofit organizations, 28 of which were area school districts. Four of the participating school districts were also featured performers during the festival: The Whitehall High School Choir, Out of the Blue (G-E-T), Cochrane-Fountain City High School Choir and Arcadia High School Jazz Ensemble all took to the Millennium Amphitheater Stage.

Music for Miles

Throughout the three-day festival, musical performances were held across the park. Guests were able to be an audience member at the Amphitheater, Soldier’s Walk Stage or the Main Stage.

Performers featured local favorites like The SpaceHeaters out of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. During headliner performances, guests jammed out to sets from powerhouses like Three Doors Down, Billy Ray Cyrus, X Ambassadors and more. Award winning country group Lady Antebellum stole the show and closed out the event with a thrilling fireworks display.

Reach for the Stars

There was so much fun around the festival that the sound was bouncing off the trees. Kids, and kids at heart, could jump over to the Family Fun Zone to race and leap around on inflatable bounce houses and attractions. Even Ashley HomeStore employees got involved in the festivities!

Browse the Crafts

Craftspeople from across the region collected their best work and brought it to the festival. Whether you were looking for jewelry, soap, painting or macramé, there was something for everyone!

Tasty Midwest Treats

Got a food craving? Ashley for the Arts had you covered. Among 115 vendors at the festival, there were a host of amazing food truck vendors to eat and drink in merriment. From Wisconsin favorite cheese curds to New York style pizza and tacos with salsa verde, Ashley for the Arts had endless options.

An Event to Remember

We love hosting Ashley for the Arts every year to assist school districts and charities in the area to continue thriving. What was your favorite part of the weekend? Let us know in the comments below or send us a message on Instagram!

Community July 23, 2019

Making a Difference with St. Jude: How Ashley HomeStore Gives Back

Making positive changes in the community is all about giving back – and we’re proud to support an organization that constantly makes an impact on families and their children. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their mission statement, Finding cures. Saving children.®, has been a resounding beacon of hope for families across the country since opening its doors in 1962. 

St. Jude helps children with life-threatening diseases and upholds the vision that no child is to be denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Their efforts have contributed to pushing the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%.

All of the above inspired us to form a partnership with St. Jude. We believe in their mission to save as many children as possible and love how it enriches families and communities all over the country.

The St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway

Supporting these ongoing efforts for the hospital is the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, which gives you the chance to win a dream home filled with Ashley HomeStore product and other great prizes – all while supporting the lifesaving mission of the hospital. Ashley HomeStore has partnered with this giveaway for the last 8-9 years to raise awareness and donations for St. Jude.

How it Works

Purchasing a $100 raffle ticket enters you into the raffle to win a dream home. The best part? All proceeds go directly toward St. Jude’s mission – meaning no families ever receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. Some giveaways even offer a $10,000 shopping spree at participating Ashley HomeStores for attending the open house and registering free of charge.

View St. Jude’s FAQ page for more information.

Changing Lives Every Day

We believe in helping make a difference in these families’ lives, which is why we’ve been a product and presenting sponsor for Dream Home Giveaways across Kentucky and Tennessee.

Furnishing these dream homes is one of the many ways we strive to bring the community together and help families in need. After all, your home is more than a house – it’s the daily moments and experiences you share that make it uniquely you.

See images below for a house we’ve furnished:

St. Jude dream home furnished by Ashley HomeStoreAshley HomeStore living room for the St. Jude Dream Home GiveawayBedroom furnished by Ashley HomeStore for St. Jude Dream Home GiveawayAshley HomeStore living room for St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

For more information on whether St. Jude is planning a giveaway in your city, please visit www.dreamhome.org