Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., (Ashley), has partnered with local nonprofit organization Ashley’s Angels to donate 42 bicycles, helmets, and bike locks to area students in Whitehall, Arcadia, and Independence.
The donated bicycles were built during Ashley’s Leadership Institute training as a team building exercise. The company chose an activity for the training course that would benefit local schools and communities. The bike-building activity provided the leaders lessons in cooperation, collaboration, communication, and leadership.
“What a day for these fortunate students; the look in their eyes after receiving the bike was priceless! We are so fortunate to have such a great resource like Ashley’s Angels in our community to continue to brighten the lives of these students,” said Paul Halverson, principal, Arcadia Elementary School. “Bike riding is fun and healthy; not to mention it’s a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. Thank you Ashley’s Angels!”
Each of the three schools received 14 bicycles to give away. Recipients were pulled from a raffle-style drawing, which included all second and third grade students from each school. Each winner received a 20-inch bicycle, a helmet, and a bike lock.
Ashley’s Angels is a nonprofit charity that raises funds to support children who are in need of clothing, food, and toys during the holiday season. The organization has generated over $3,000,000 in donations and benefited more than 20,000 children in Mississippi, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina since 1997. The community patrons of Ashley’s Angels, including local businesses and volunteers, partner with area schools to provide necessities to children who need it most. For more information on Ashley’s Angels and upcoming events, visit www.ashleyangels.org; those interested in volunteering may visit www.ashleyangels.org/contact-us.html.
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
Ashley feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, and was recently named one of America’s Best Employers by “Forbes” in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection, and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers everyday. Visit Ashley online at www.ashleyfurniture.com and like Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., on Facebook.