Ashley HomeStore Canada Celebrates Gift of New Beds to 300 BBBS Youth



Saturday, March 5th, 2022: Toronto, Ontario Ashley HomeStore (AHS) and Hope to Dream (H2D) invited 30 kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel York for a virtual day of fun at the Ontario Science Centre (OSC). Two incredibly special families visited the Ontario Science Centre to meet Georgia Ellenwood and attended the virtual workshop in person, as a part of Ashley HomeStore’s way to end sleeplessness, celebrate the gift of sleep, and the start of a 300 bed donation to children in need across the GTA.

Up until now, these children have either shared a bed or they’ve faced serious hardships keeping them from having a new bed of their own.

The Hope to Dream Day event had AHS staff, Georgia Ellenwood and Big Brothers Big Sisters come together to inspire 30 children from across the GTA to dream, have fun, and learn to reach their highest potential in a day of out-of–this-world activities. In the end, they were surprised with a gift they will remember for the rest of their lives – a new bed of their own.

AshleyHome - HopeToDream
AshleyHome - HopeToDream
AshleyHome - HopeToDream

This virtual event, with an in-person meet and greet for two special families from the Big Brothers Big Sisters community at the OSC, kicked off a weekend of 30 bed deliveries to children of Big Brothers Big Sisters – supporting their mission to help children facing adversities.

AHS hosted this H2D day event to kick off 300 beds being donated to children across the GTA in 2022. H2D believes every child should have a good night’s sleep and a bed to call their own. Since 2010, Ashley HomeStore has donated the gift of sleep to over 125,000 children. Each bed set comes complete with twin mattress, bed frame, bedding and pillow.

For further information or to request a bed for a child without, please see the Ashley HomeStore website or follow along on our Instagram account to find the full event captured on video later this week.

AshleyHome - HopeToDream
AshleyHome - HopeToDream
AshleyHome - HopeToDream

Media Contacts:

Hope to Dream, Canada

Callie McLaughlin,
Community and Event Specialist
T: 204.223.1214
Instagram: @ashleyofficialca

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Rosemary Velcich,
National Manager, Partner Relations
T: 1-800-263-9133 ext. 31
Instagram: @bbbsc