For foster children who have been separated from family, friends and familiar faces, the holiday season can be an especially difficult and lonely time. Something as simple as a special gift that’s just for them can make a world of difference. It’s easy to help. Host your own Mattress Firm Foster Kids Toy Drive and help spread holiday cheer to foster children in need.
In a few short steps, create a personal campaign page where friends and family can come help support the cause. You’ll have the power to share your fundraising story and reach donors with just the click of a button. Easily import your contacts’ email addresses, and connect your page with Facebook and Twitter to generate even more support. Send updates about your progress and craft personalized thank-you messages for your donors.
Read on for more details and information about how to get started.
Upcoming Drive: Pajama Drive
Get the word out about your drive by talking to friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.
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.
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.
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 deserve the recognition, and it shows other community members that they can make a difference, too.
To: Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, PTA
Subject: Help keep the holiday spirit alive by donating a toy.
For foster children who have been separated from family, friends and familiar faces, the holiday season can be an especially difficult and lonely time. Something as simple as a special gift that’s just for them can make a world of difference.
That’s why I’m supporting the Mattress Firm Toy Drive for foster kids this year. With the help of non-profit foster care partners, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program takes in donations and disperses them to foster children in need.
My goal is to collect (number) of new, unwrapped toys for children of various ages, and I need your help.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at (insert location), 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 your tax-deductible gift will be used to help provide foster children with special services and programs.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Everyone deserves to have fun – especially during the holiday season. Now through December 16, I’m helping Mattress Firm Foster Kids by collecting toys to give to a child in need. All you have to do? Pick a new, unwrapped toy to donate at your nearby Mattress Firm. My goal is (number) toys. We got this!
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