Ashley Furniture partners with local Facebook page to help family
MEDFORD, Ore. —
A partnership between Ashley Furniture HomeStore and a local Facebook page has come together to help a family in need.
Ashley's 'Hope to Dream' project started in 2010 by proving mattresses, bed frames and bedding to children who are less fortunate.
The program's most recent beneficiaries will be receiving three beds on Tuesday, but the gift doesn't stop there.
Members of the 'Central Point Oregon- What's Happening Around Town' Facebook page teamed up by donating other everyday items to the family, and are hoping to collect more before Tuesday.
"When you look at a family that doesn't have anything, you just think what would I need-- you know, what would I need to survive," said Debbie Saxbury, an employee of Ashley's and the woman who runs the Central Point Facebook page. "So hygiene products are always nice-- shampoos, toothpaste, toothbrushes."
Saxbury says this particular family of five has been living in a motel for the past year, but are now moving into an apartment. The family includes three children: a 9-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and 16-month-old infant.
Members of the Central Point Facebook page brought donated items to the Medford Ashley store, including a microwave, vacuum, toaster, dishes, clothes and a few toys.
Saxbury says they are still hoping to collect everyday use items like drinking glasses, mixing bowls and kitchen tools.
She says the children would also love toys and bedroom furniture, excluding beds.
If you would like to help, you can drop off donations to Ashley furniture HomeStore between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.