Grand Furniture and NRHA provide new mattresses for 27 children (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
January 13th, 2021

From WAVY Norfolk:

Christmas came a little early for dozens of children living in Norfolk’s public housing communities.

On Thursday, 27 children ranging in age from 4 to 16 were given a free mattress courtesy of Grand Furniture.

It’s through a partnership with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority called “A Chance to Dream Grand” program. The business, which started in 1947 in Downtown Norfolk, donated 27 twin mattresses.

“Back in November, Grand approached us with an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up,” said Yilla Smith, the director of client services for NRHA. “It was to showcase the talent of our young residents through art. So, we announced a poster contest. We put together the poster kits, sent it out to our residents, and we really encouraged our residents to articulate their dreams through our contest.”

Read WAVY Norfolk's article "Grand Furniture and NRHA provide new mattresses for 27 children," featuring the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

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