Slumberland Donates 2,500 Mattress Sets To Kids Without Beds
Furniture World Magazine
Furniture Industry News Update –
Slumberland Furniture recently announced that during the month of December, it is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its signature annual Homes For the Holidays program by donating 2,500 brand new mattress sets to charity partners who then identify recipients who are sleeping on the floor and in need of beds.
On December 16, Slumberland is celebrating the Homes For the Holidays anniversary locally with an event at its warehouse, 3060 Centerville Road in Little Canada. Festivities include breakfast and remarks from Slumberland CEO Ken Larson about the history of Homes For the Holidays and the company’s 40 Winks Foundation. Representatives from Slumberland’s charity partners will also speak. Afterward, Slumberland employees will load 1,000 new mattresses, box springs, bed frames, pillows and mattress pads onto participating charity partners’ trucks, who are responsible for distributing the donations to families in need.
Home For the Holidays will also take place throughout the month at Slumberland stores in the 12 states it serves. Each Slumberland store is partnering with local community charities to find the families in need.
Local churches, organizations, and Slumberland employees are sewing adult and baby quilts. All quilts will be gifted to the charity partners for distribution with the beds.
One of Slumberland’s core values is giving back to the community and the company has given away over 30,000 beds to local charities to distribute since 1991. Locally, some of the charity partners Slumberland works with are Bridging, St. Anne’s Place, Arrive Ministries, Tubman, Union Gospel Mission, and Hospitality House.
“We’re pleased to have helped so many children by giving them a bed and thus, improving their lives with healthy sleep during the last 25 years. Knowing that there are still an incredible number of children without a bed means we have a lot of work left to do, work that we will do with a grateful heart,” said Slumberland CEO Ken Larson.
Homes For the Holidays started with Slumberland employees “adopting” families in need and individually delivering the bed sets themselves. Eventually, the program became too large to continue in that fashion, so charity partners were established to identify the families in need and deliver the donations.