Create & Host Your Own Personal Drive Campaign

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Create & Host Your Own Personal Drive Campaign

Create Your Own Personal Drive Campaign

Our work depends on you. Make a difference by turning your activities into fundraising campaigns to help raise awareness and funds for our cause.

Fundraising is easy. Create a Personal Campaign in just a few steps:

  1. Create a page.
  2. Set a goal and customize your campaign page.
  3. Spread the word and invite people to donate!

Create A Page


Host A Drive 

Clothing Drive: April 24 – June 18

Everyone feels their best when they look their best, and foster kids are no exception! Stylish, new clothes offer a boost of confidence and the chance to express ourselves to the world.

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!

Upcoming Drive: School Drive (7/3/2017 – 8/27/2017)

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 toys 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 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 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 me spread holiday cheer to foster kids!

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 is so much more than meets the eye. It offers confidence, comfort, and the chance to express ourselves to the world. Unfortunately, frequent moves and financial limitations mean foster children rarely enter care with 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 help foster kids feel confident and proud in 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 and families 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 26, 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 gift will be used to help provide foster children with special services and programs.

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). http://www.mattressfirmfosterkids.org

Sample Poster

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Clothing Drive Poster

Download PDF Poster Here

 

 

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