Ashley Furniture Industries Partners with Ashley’s Angels to Donate Bicycles to Area Children

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ARCADIA, Wis. – Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) has partnered with local non-profit organization, Ashley’s Angels, to donate 42 bicycles, helmets and bike locks to area students in Whitehall, Arcadia, 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 looks 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 for each school. Each winner received a 20-inch bicycle, a helmet and a bike lock.

Ashley’s Angels, a non-profit 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.

Ashley’s Angels is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, blankets, and special gift requests for children in need each year. 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, we invite you to visit www.ashleyangels.org. And for those of you who are interested, we encourage you to volunteer at 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 every day. Visit Ashley online at www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesinc.com and like Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. on Facebook.