Brown & Brown of Jacksonville recently supported a terrific back-to-school initiative with the Hope to Dream Foundation that made a positive and immediate impact on local kids and their families. The Hope to Dream Foundation was started in 2010 by Ashley HomeStore, a home furniture and décor chain. The Foundation began in Jacksonville, Florida, with the hope to directly and positively impact children in their community. Since their start, the Hope to Dream Foundation has donated over 80,000 beds nationally and over 2,500 beds locally.
This year, the Hope to Dream Foundation held a Back-to-School Bash at the Ritz Theater and Museum. In attendance were 60 children and their parents/guardians who enjoyed activities, lunch, and prizes – including a backpack full of school supplies for every child.
Kids “entered to win” a bed, only to find out that every single one of them would have a free bed, mattress, bedding and pillows delivered to them in time for the start of the school year! Every child deserves a good night’s sleep.
Our Brown & Brown Jacksonville office was proud to support this fantastic cause. Kathleen Kam Larson and Pilar Willis Dixon attended the event to help support the activities. They were able to see the joy on each child’s face when they found out they all won the gift of a great place to dream.
Learn more about the Hope to Dream Foundation by visiting: ashleyhomestorecares.com/hope-to-dream