Get Marty: Levin's Furniture For Families delivers a final surprise just in time for Christmas

Rita had no idea about the surprise you're about to see unfold
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This holiday season has been especially trying for a lot of people and that's why we're making a difference with Get Marty and our friends at Levin Furniture. This is the final big surprise in the Levin's Furniture For Families program. This time it's a one-woman show led by Rita, who's raising SIX kids, all are her nieces and nephews.

Getting ready to surprise Rita at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse in Carnegie
Getting ready to surprise Rita at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse in Carnegie Photo credit Get Marty

In the picture above you can see the group of us. There's me, Ken Coury from Levin Furniture, my cousin Eileen Stewart from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA, and Juan Perez who's also from the organization. He's the one who nominated "Mrs. Rita" as they call her.

"Mrs.Rita volunteers her time to help other children in the community at the Boys & Girls Club often giving up her weekends to chaperone trips and help out in the Clubhouse. She is raising 6 kids ages 7-21 and is making sure they are positive people in their community. - Juan Perez, nomination entry

Rita talks to Marty Griffin about raising six children
Rita talks to Marty Griffin about raising six children Photo credit Get Marty

Watch the video to see Rita's reaction as we spring the surprise on her just 2 days before Christmas.  She not only works two jobs while taking care of all of these kids, she also volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club. What an amazing woman. Man, to see how these kids look up to her. They were all proud to see her receive the donation of $5,000 from the Levin's Furniture For Families program. It couldn't go to a more deserving family.

(Left to Right) Marty Griffin, Ken Coury, Rita and 4 of 6 children, Juan Perez
(Left to Right) Marty Griffin, Ken Coury, Rita and 4 of 6 children, Juan Perez Photo credit Get Marty

It's been an honor to celebrate all the families selected this season with my friend Robert Levin and his team at Levin Furniture. This guy gets it, and so does his company. They truly know what it means to be part of the community and to give back. Thanks for watching and sharing in these celebrations. We will definitely be doing more together in the future.

Special thanks to the wonderful people at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania for their help in selecting the program recipients. Please check them out and the amazing work they do in the community.