Ashley Homestore and Ole Miss Athletics Host Hope to Dream Event
OXFORD, Miss. – Winter is coming to a close and Spring is just around the corner. For 50 children in the Oxford area this season is now the start of something great! Ashley HomeStore (AHS), in conjunction with Ole Miss Athletics, provided each child with an entire bed set of their very own on Wednesday, March 21st.
Ashley HomeStore and Ole Miss Athletics hosted a Hope to Dream event at the Manning Center, located on the Ole Miss Campus. Each bed set included a twin mattress set, pillow, sheets and comforter. These children were selected through Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program and local community partners in Oxford.
Hope to Dream is an initiative started by AHS to provide children in the community who do not have a bed to call their own. A portion of all mattress sales at AHS goes toward supporting the Hope to Dream program, which has supported 50,000 children across the nation since its inception in 2010.
Chad Spencer, President of the Dufresne Spencer Group, the largest licensee of Ashley HomeStores, is passionate about this program and is excited to bring this event back to Oxford.
We can have the greatest product at the best price, but if we don’t serve the guest and give back to the community that supports us, we are spiritually bankrupt as a company. That’s why events like this and Hope to Dream are so important to us at Ashley HomeStore, says Spencer.
Wednesday’s event also included fun kids activities, a facility tour, inflatables, photo booth, food (provided by Chick-Fil-A), and gift bags for each of the children provided by Ashley HomeStore and Ole Miss Athletics. Representatives from Ole Miss Athletics as well as executives from Ashley HomeStore also spoke at the event.
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Hope to Dream - Ashley HomeStore believes that every child deserves a good night’s sleep. Founded in 2010 on that guiding principle, Ashley HomeStore’s “Hope to Dream” program provides beds to less fortunate children across the U.S. and Canada. A portion of the proceeds for every mattress purchased at a participating Ashley HomeStore helps pay for a bed for a child in need. Since its inception, more than 50,000 children have received a brand new bed. Those wishing to nominate a child can visit https://www.ashleyfurniture.com/a-hope-to-dream/ or request an electronic application by emailing