January 16, 2018
When Buffalo's John R. Oishei Children's Hospital opened its doors recently, Ethan Allen of Western New York was there to help celebrate. As one of many area donors who helped to raise nearly $55 million toward the establishment of New York state's only freestanding children's hospital, independent retailer Ken Slomovitz realized that he – and Ethan Allen – had more than money to contribute. Ken and his team outfitted the hospital's bright, airy 11th-floor Imagination Room with furniture and accents from the Ethan Allen | Disney collection – what a wonderful use of these fun, kid-centric furnishings! Families visiting the hospital now have space for playing, reading, drawing, playing games, and making new friends. It's a fun area families can use during quick appointments, and a vibrant, welcoming retreat for families of kids who are at the hospital for long-term treatment. "I want to just say that Ethan Allen is proud to be part of this, and proud to be part of the Western New York community," said Ken during the donor recognition event. And we're proud to have thoughtful, generous people like Ken representing our brand. We hope the Imagination Room at the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital is a comfortable and happy space for patients and their families for many years to come.