About the Springfield Ashley Furniture HomeStore
No matter which Ashley Furniture location you visit, you’ll find stylish, quality furniture that’s just right for any room in the house. But we’re much more than just a furniture store – we’re a member of the community! Ashley Furniture store owners and their team members live and work in the same areas in which their stores are located, so they understand the importance of community involvement. Many participate in philanthropic activities and events and – at the national level – Ashley takes its philanthropic responsibility seriously by providing support for major charities throughout the country. Visit your nearest Ashley Furniture showroom today.
Springfield, IL. – February, 2013: Springfield's Ashley Furniture HomeStore is pleased to
announce that they were recipients of the "Dreamweaver" award in recognition of their support of
homeless and underprivileged children in Springfield. The Springfield Ashley store was chosen to
receive the "Dreamweaver" Award, presented to Springfield area businesses, to recognize their
involvement with the Ashley Furniture "Hope to Dream" program. "Hope to Dream" is a national
program created by Ashley Furniture that provides new beds to underprivileged children.
Darla Haley, Homeless Liaison with the Springfield Public Schools and Samantha "Sam" Thiele,
creator of the "Dreamweaver" award, made the presentation to General Manager Scott Nation and the
staff of the Springfield Ashley Furniture HomeStore on Saturday, February 16th, 2013.
Thiele is an eighth grader at Blessed Sacrament in Springfield. She created the award to recognize
those businesses and individuals who provide help and support to homeless children in the Capitol
City. The award is a blend of pencil sketch and photography all created and assembled by Thiele. She
said that this is only the second "Dreamweaver" award to be presented in the Springfield area. The
sketches are of various students from within the Springfield school system who have overcome the
obstacles of homelessness and poverty to achieve both personally and academically. The letters in the
word "Dreamweaver" are photographs, taken by Thiele, of letters "found" throughout the downtown
We Proudly Support
Seeks to provide local, less fortunate children with a new mattress set.
For every mattress sold, Ashley Furniture HomeStore will donate $5 to make a healthy night's sleep a reality for underprivileged children.
Help us accomplish our mission by referring a local child in need of a mattress set today.
What is Girls on the Run?
Girls on the Run is a prevention program that educates and empowers pre-teen girls (3rd - 8th grade) with the tools to make healthy decisions, form positive self-images and develop healthy lifestyles. We are dedicated to helping girls stay out of the "Girl Box" - where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character.
The Girls on the Run (GOTR) experience addresses all aspects of a girl's development by combing training for a non-competitive running event with interactive lessons to promote physical, emotional and social development. Our goal is to reduce the display of future at-risk behaviors - fewer incidences of adolescent pregnancies, eating disorders, depression, suicide attempts, substance/alcohol abuse problems and juvenile justice system confrontations. Our focus is the girls, but the lives of our volunteers are also significantly impacted.
In just 15 years, GOTR has grown to touch the lives of over 68,000 girls per year at more than 150 councils across the United States and Canada. GOTR held its first Springfield season in 2004 and to date has served over 850+ girls. We host 2 seasons: Spring (March - May) and Fall (September - November).
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