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MEDIA ADVISORY/DAYBOOK ITEM : THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, WNBC, WNJU AND RAYMOUR & FLANIGAN TO HOLD THEIR THIRD ANNUAL “SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOLS” SUPPLY DRIVE FOR TRI-STATE STUDENTS IN NEED

Campaign to collect supplies, local Boys & Girls Clubs and United Way to distribute to students in need

NEW YORK, NY – (July 25, 2019) – This Friday and Saturday, in conjunction with their third annual Supporting our Schools school supply drive, NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU and Raymour & Flanigan will join together to collect school supplies for students in need at 62 Raymour & Flanigan locations across the Tri-State area. All supplies collected will be distributed to local students by the United Way and Boys & Girls Clubs.

WHAT:

  • Anchors and reporters from NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 join Raymour & Flanigan to kick off the third annual “Supporting Our Schools” / “Apoyando A Nuestras Escuelas” School Supply Drive.

WHERE:

  • Collections will take place at 62 Raymour & Flanigan locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Visit NBCNewYork.com/Schools for a map of these store locations and a “shopping list” of frequently requested school supplies.
  • To access this map and “shopping list” in Spanish, visit Telemundo47.com/Escuelas

WHEN:

Friday, July 26
4:00 p.m. Marine Park Raymour & Flanigan (Marine Park, NY)

  • Storm Team 4 Weather Anchor Dave Price will appear at Raymour & Flanigan, located at 2560 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234, along with members of the United Way of Greater NYC.

Saturday, July 28
10:00 a.m. Secaucus Raymour & Flanigan (Secaucus, NJ)

  • Telemundo 47 reporter Ana Ledo will appear at Raymour & Flanigan, located at 150 Harmon Meadow Blvd, Secaucus, NJ 07094, along with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County.

11:00 a.m. Paramus Raymour & Flanigan (Paramus, NJ)

  • NBC 4 New York anchors Stefan Holt and Natalie Pasquarella will appear at Raymour & Flanigan, located at 200 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652, along with members of the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi.

1:00 p.m. Bronx Terminal Market Raymour & Flanigan (Bronx, NY)

  • NBC 4 New York reporter Gaby Acevedo and Telemundo 47 reporter Tairy Ynoa will appear at Raymour & Flanigan, located at 610 Exterior Street, Bronx, NY 10451, along with members of the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem and the United Way of Greater NYC.

4:30 p.m. Yonkers Raymour & Flanigan (Yonkers, NY)

  • NBC 4 New York anchors Darlene Rodriguez and Michael Gargiulo and Telemundo 47 anchor Rosarina Bretón will appear at Raymour & Flanigan, located at 1855 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710, along with members of the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle and the United Way of Westchester/Putnam.

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In 2018, viewers donated 23,175 individual supply items to students across the Tri-State area, including backpacks, notebooks and boxes of writing material. This was an increase of 60% from the campaign’s kick-off in 2017, when 15,709 individual supply items were collected.

Supporting Our Schools is a month-long awareness campaign spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal that includes NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47. Since 2017, NBC and Telemundo owned stations in the U.S., and Puerto Rico have raised more than $2.7 million in cash and collected nearly one million school supplies for teachers and students in need. To learn about “Supporting Our Schools” efforts, visit SupportingOurSchools.com or ApoyandoANuestrasEscuelas.com and follow the efforts on social media by following @NBCNewYork, @Telemundo47 and hashtags #SupportingOurSchools / #ApoyandoANuestrasEscuelas.

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for 75 years.

The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.

In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.

About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments, and the 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournament.

Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.

Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered over $1.5 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.

As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.

About Raymour & Flanigan

Established in Upstate N.Y. in 1947, the family-owned furniture and mattress retailer has over 120 locations throughout the Northeast. Raymour & Flanigan has built its identity not only by offering quality furnishings and fast delivery, but by embracing its social responsibility through community giving and extensive in-house recycling. For more information, visit www.raymourflanigan.com or become a fan on Facebook.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU

Raymour & Flanigan