Mealey's Furniture gift helps kids with autism
-- Furniture Today, December 24, 2013
WARMINSTER, Pa. - Mealey's Furniture has awarded its Houseful of Furniture to two parents who are raising twin boys with autism and helping other community members with children affected by the autism spectrum disorder.
The Finley family will receive $10,000 worth of home furnishings for their living room, dining area and a bedroom from the retailer. They learned of the award Friday afternoon and will visit the Mealey's Furniture showroom in Warminster on Monday to see their new furniture.
They'll receive the furniture today, on Christmas Eve.
"The Finleys' commitment to provide education and resources to better the lives of their sons and others dealing with autism was one of many powerful stories we received," said Ed Darcy, president of Mealey's Furniture. "We are thankful to give the Finleys new home furnishings as they have given selflessly to their family and community."
Sharon Finley, one of the Finley parents, founded Sean-Me.org, a support organization named after her son Sean, 14, who is profoundly affected by autism.
The Finleys were nominated for Houseful of Furniture, an annual award that enables Mealey's to build and sustain local communities, by Danielle, their eldest daughter.
"My parents are amazing and I don't think my mother has had a solid night sleep in 14 years," Danielle wrote.
FT/tv: Market madness: an inside view from F/T