The March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter is pleased to announce that Bob’s Discount Furniture, and Cathy Poulin, Director of Public Relations, have been named the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Outstanding Corporate Citizen for 2011. Poulin will be honored during the March of Dimes 15th annual Signature Chefs Auction on Monday, November 7 at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford.
“Bob's Discount Furniture has been a longtime supporter of the March of Dimes and we thank them for their charitable contributions to help give all babies a healthy start,” said Jacki Hissick, chair of the Signature Chefs Auction. “For 15 plus years, Bob’s Discount Furniture has been a staunch supporter of March of Dimes initiatives, and has donated advertising, public relations, and financial support through their Community Outreach Program. We can’t thank Cathy and her team enough for their continued support of our mission throughout the years.”
"On behalf of the Bob's team, I’m honored to receive this award from the March of Dimes, an organization that has been near and dear to my heart for many years," said Cathy Poulin, public relations director for Bob's Discount Furniture. "As a mother, I'm so pleased to help a cause that works to keep mothers and their children healthy, and the March of Dimes is truly a leader in this effort."
About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions. For over 15 years Bob’s Discount Furniture has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England and has through direct in store blood drives raised over 21,000 productive units and over 15,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006. Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, The Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Special Olympics. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction brings together the area’s premiere establishments for an elegant evening of signature dishes, live and silent auctions and more, all to support the March of Dimes mission to give every baby a healthy start. This prestigious event is sold out for 2011 but those wishing to make a Fund the Mission donation in honor of Cathy Poulin may do so online at www.marchofdimes.com/ct. Signature Chefs Auction is presented by UnitedHealthcare and sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture, Pratt & Whitney, Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.