Over $16,000 donated to Delaware schools, including Brandywine, Forwood and Carrcroft

Bob’s Discount Furniture announced it will contribute more than $50,000 to 18 schools to celebrate the Feb. 13 grand opening of its three newest discount furniture stores.

According to a press release, the new stores – the first Bob’s locations in the greater Philadelphia area – reflect the company’s continued commitment to serving residents throughout the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and are expected to add hundreds of new jobs to the local economy.

Along with the Wilmington location, Bob’s also opened stores in Cherry Hill, NJ, and King of Prussia, Pa., adding up to over 100,000 square feet of new retail space.

The new Wilmington location, at 5200 Brandywine Parkway, in the Brandywine Town Center, opened its doors on Thursday, Feb. 13.

With these new locations, Bob’s has opened seven stores in the past 12 months, including two in the Washington, D.C., area last February, and two in the New York City area in May, bringing the total to 50 stores in 11 states.

“We’re always striving to bring the Bob’s store experience closer to our customers,” said Kevin Parker, zone vice president for Bob’s Discount Furniture. “And after expanding in the key Washington, D. C., and New York City markets last year, the next phase of our growth plan was to fill in the gap in the greater Philadelphia area, where we have been serving customers for years through our website and nearby stores.”

“We’re thrilled to extend our operations into the Philadelphia area,” said Bob Kaufman, Bob’s president emeritus and co-founder. “We’re proud to be 50-stores strong with the addition of these three locations near the City of Brotherly Love – with no gimmicks and the same low prices every day.”

East Side Charter School in Wilmington received $5,000 through the Bob’s Outreach program, while Brandywine High School, Forwood Elementary School, P.S. duPont Middle School, Carrcroft Elementary School, and AI duPont High School received $2,350 checks.