Host An Upcoming Drive For Foster Kids!

Host an Upcoming Drive for Foster Kids

Clothing Drive: April 24 – June 18

You can help local foster children look and feel their best by hosting your own Mattress Firm Foster Kids Clothing Drive. It’s an easy way to give back to your community while leaving the heavy lifting of planning and promotion to us! 

Read on for more details and information about how to get started!

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How it Works

1. Spread the Word About Your Donation Drive

Get the word out about your drive by talking to friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.

Send emails and use your social network to encourage even more people to donate new pajamas for foster kids of all ages. Below is a sample email and a sample Facebook post for you to use.

Hang posters in high-traffic areas or distribute to potential donors at gatherings.

Talk up your collection drive at staff meetings, kids’ soccer games, community events or religious gatherings. Send an announcement in your work newsletter or slip the information into a meeting agenda.

2. Collect Your Donations

Create a central place to collect donations, whether it’s your home, a community center or the lobby at work. Clearly mark containers for donation drop-offs.

If a cash donation is preferred, consider starting a personal campaign on our website and asking friends, family and co-workers to donate online through your fundraising page.

3. Drop Off Your Donations 

Donations are accepted at all of our Mattress Firm locations. Use our store locator to find the most convenient drop-off location for you.

4. Share Your Success

Provide us with your name, contact information and a short story about your efforts, and we’ll share your generous story on Facebook and on our website. You can also help promote your drive by using the hashtag #donate4fosterkids. You deserve the recognition, and it shows other community members that they can make a difference, too!

Email: philanthropy@mattressfirm.com

Resources

Need more supplies, information or support?  Contact us at philanthropy@mattressfirm.com

Sample Email

To: Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, PTA

Subject: Help local foster kids look and feel their best

Hi there,

Do you remember your favorite outfit as a kid? I do! Jean shorts, tank top and a backwards baseball hat. We all feel our best when we look our best, and foster kids are no exception! Well-fitting, stylish, new clothing has the ability to transform a foster child’s mindset and help them feel confident in their own skin. Unfortunately, frequent moves and financial limitations mean that foster children rarely have possessions of their own, let alone a favorite outfit.

That’s why I’m supporting the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Clothing Drive this year!

Together we can give foster kids the chance to feel truly confident and proud in stylish, new clothes. With the help of nonprofit foster organization partners, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program takes in donations and disperses them to foster children in need.  My goal is to collect (number) new clothing items for children of various ages and sizes, and I need your help!

Donations of new shirts, pants, dresses, sweatshirts and more can be dropped off at (insert location) by June 18, and I will take them to Mattress Firm. I have fun shopping and always find great deals that allow me to buy one or two more items, but if shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you can always donate online, and the shopping will be done on your behalf.

Please let me know if you have questions!

Thank you,

(insert name)

Sample Facebook Post

Help local foster children look and feel their best in stylish, new clothes! Via the Mattress Firm Clothing Drive for Foster Kids, I would like to collect (insert goal #) items of clothing. I’m collecting donations at (insert drop-off location) through (insert date). www.mattressfirmfosterkids.org

Sample Poster

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