The U.S. foster care system is home to over 400,000 children, many of whom have entered the system with few or no possessions of their own. Foster children are often removed from their homes unexpectedly and must leave quickly with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
To help, Mattress Firm locations hold year-round donation drives to collect clothing, pajamas, shoes, school supplies and holiday gifts. Mattress Firm also conducts year-round, nationwide fundraising at all store locations to help fund essential items from the current drive. Our Dollar Drive collects funds to help foster children join in on extracurricular activities such as music lessons, team sports, dance lessons and summer camp.
In-kind donations are distributed to local non-profit organizations in the area they were collected and are matched with foster children in need. But these donations are more than meets the eye. Cozy pajamas are a comforting hug. New shoes are a boost of confidence. And a new backpack carries hope for a brighter future. Many foster children have lived through unspeakable circumstances, and these small gifts can be a light of hope during a dark time.
Mattress Firm’s mission is to help hundreds of thousands of foster children feel secure in a new home, successful at a new school and confident in the community. Our success depends on you. Together we can make a difference in these children’s lives, one donation at a time. To learn more, visit http://www.mattressfirmfosterkids.org or stop by a local Mattress Firm location to make a donation.
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