There are more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. Many have suffered the effects of poverty, neglect, and even abuse. Studies show that for many foster children, the challenges are just beginning.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Mattress Firm Foster Kids, a program of the Ticket to Dream Foundation™, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, is joining forces with local foster care non-profit partners and our communities in an effort to help foster kids beat the odds.
Many foster children are removed from their homes with just the clothes on their backs, making it necessary to replace essential items very quickly. For many foster families, however, the cost associated with doing this can be prohibitive. While foster parents do receive a stipend to cover basic needs, it is often not enough to cover all necessities. That’s where the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program comes in—to help fill the gap. For children who are away from their families and have been separated from their siblings, these small donations can mean the world.
Now more than ever foster youth need your support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of foster children and show them that their communities are here to support them.
Mattress Firm believes not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child. With your help, we can provide the essentials, resources and little extras that all children need. Learn more about ways to help today.
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