LAS VEGAS, NV – Local retailer At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore joined hundreds of other independently owned furniture and bedding dealers in Las Vegas to make great strides in the fight against child hunger. At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore, a Member of Nationwide Marketing Group, teamed with fellow retailers at the bi-annual PrimeTime buying show and convention, where members of their team joined efforts supporting No Child Hungry, the food distribution arm of respected charity My Neighbor’s Children.
At the event, At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore was represented by Operations Manager Simon P. Devereaux. The show began with a meal-packing blitz, where over 87,000 meals for hungry children were packed in just 60 minutes. The effort continued across the following days of the convention, reaching a total of over 185,000 meals. Half the packaged meals were distributed locally in Las Vegas, with the remainder to be distributed in the coming months across the network of orphanages and areas of need as identified by No Child Hungry.
At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore Owner Kent Wilson reflected on the efforts, saying, "One of our favorite things about being partnered with Nationwide is initiatives like No Child Hungry. There are many organizations we could choose, and we choose Nationwide as they share our business values and community spirit. We’re thankful for being able to participate in this great cause."
This coming together of compassion and commerce at a trade show and convention was explained by Nationwide Marketing Group President Tom Hickman, who said, "Independent Businesses like At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore are not only the backbone of the American economy, they’re the backbone of the American community as well. The giving hearts of independent business owners is incomparable, and as part of the largest association of dealers in the furniture and bedding industry, each dealer’s impact can be dramatically multiplied. In addition to all that At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore does locally in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley and central coast, their participation in this effort with No Child Hungry really makes a difference."
William Lowry, President of No Child Hungry, added, “No Child Hungry is in the fight against hunger and believes it is winnable! However, it will only be possible when groups of caring people lock arms to join the fight. The folks at At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore and their fellow members of Nationwide are perfect examples. Their commitment and the deep level of care they extend to help change a child's world is wonderful and is backed by a hands-on and boots-on-the-ground effort. No Child Hungry is proud to work with At Home Furniture and Mattress Superstore and their fellow independent retailers to bring change around the corner and around the world".
About No Child Hungry: No Child Hungry is the feeding program of My Neighbor's Children. Through "meal packing events", food drives, and financial support, MNC and our partner International Children's Rescue Ministry are able to provide food for children here in the United States and Abroad. Learn more and join the fight at http://www.myneighborschildren.org/no-child-hungry/
About Nationwide Marketing Group: Nationwide Marketing Group works on behalf of thousands of independent retailers, rent-to-own dealers, and custom installers to help them grow their businesses and thrive on their own terms. With over 5,500 members operating more than 14,000 store fronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing, and business support organization of its kind with members representing billions in combined annual sales within the major appliance, furniture, bedding, electronics and specialty electronics industries. For nearly 50 years, the organization has remained committed to the independent channel by empowering members with the scale, sophistication, and efficiencies they need to compete. Along with providing unmatched business intelligence, tools, and resources to help them win in an ever-changing business environment. Learn more at nationwidegroup.org