Bob's Discount Furniture 201 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT06804 You've probably seen Bob's company president Bob Kaufman in one of his quirky television commercials. Now you can "come…More on down" to Federal Road and buy furniture for your entire home without breaking the bank. This Bob's location opened 15 years ago and offers free snacks at an in-house cafe.
Cambiando Vidas is a U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) organization building international partnerships through the construction…More of houses for financially troubled families in the Dominican Republic. Cambiando Vidas is dedicated to the belief that every human being should have access to all of life's essentials – shelter, food, clothing, education, and the opportunity to realize one's full potential and ambitions.</p>
<p>The organization builds small, safe, affordable, concrete-block homes that are strong enough to survive hurricane-force storms. In addition to providing capital and labor, international build teams work hand in hand with the recipient families and community volunteers who provide much of the "sweat equity". By the end of the week-long build this unique mixing of concrete, people, and cultures reveals that people are more alike than different, and that a house is much more than a collection of concrete, metal, and wood.</p>
<p>Cambiando Vidas is not a charity. Every house remains the property of Cambiando Vidas until the new homeowner pays the mortgage in full. The houses remain affordable because they are made primarily with volunteer labor and the mortgages are interest free. Cambiando Vidas encourages sustainable economic development to work toward community self-sufficiency.</p>