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Posted on: October 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Grand Opening: Ashley Funiture

On September 30th, 2023, Ashley the #1 furniture and mattress store in North America partnered with The Gateway Family YMCA to provide 20 beds to local children with a new bed through the Hope to Dream organization. Hope to Dream receives the majority of its mattress donations from Ashley. Mattress purchases from Ashley stores help Hope to Dream fulfill its mission of providing every child with a good night’s sleep. Since 2010, Hope to Dream has donated more than 140,000 bed sets to children in need.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. With a focus on empowering young people, improving health and wellbeing, and inspiring action in and across communities, the Y brings together people from all backgrounds and perspectives to ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow, and thrive.

The donation was part of a celebration of the grand opening of the new 24,681 sq. ft. Ashley showroom located at 1701 Morris Avenue in Union, NJ. The new Ashley store features a bedding gallery with products from Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, Bedgear, and others. The furniture showroom features lifestyle vignettes, including accessories such as lighting, rugs, and wall art.

“We are very appreciative of Ashley Furniture and our partnership to support families in Union Township.” Stated Colleen Clayton Chief Membership and Development Officer. “The Gateway Family YMCA is honored to be included in the Grand Opening ceremony, and it is with sincere gratitude that we accept the donation of 20 beds for our families in need through Hope to Dream,” stated Melynda A. Disla, President and CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA.

The new Ashley location will also create 30 new jobs in Union, NJ, helping to provide opportunities and boost the local economy. “We are so excited to be here today and to be a part of this important and meaningful endeavor. We are looking forward to doing our very best to contribute to and serve the Union community. We are confident that together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of those around us. We hope that through our efforts we can create meaningful and lasting changes that will benefit our community for years to come. ” Justin Chrinian, Chief Revenue Officer stated.

The store is owned and operated by Eugene Chrinian, who owns 28 additional Ashley retail locations in the surrounding region. The 29th store employs approximately 22 people.

Ashley has more than 1,125 locations worldwide.

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