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Mattress Firm Foster Kids - Dollar Drive - March 5 through April 22

Dollar Drive: March 5 - April 22

For foster children, extracurricular activities are so much more than meets the eye. Team sports mean forging new friendships, running free and feeling pride in a winning goal. Dance class is a chance to feel confident, determined and beautiful. Now, it’s easier than ever to make a difference. Through Mattress Firm’s Dollar Drive, you can support the extracurricular activities that build brighter futures for foster kids.

In just a few steps, you can create a personal campaign page for friends and family to submit a secure and convenient online donation. You 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 campaign page with Facebook and Twitter to generate even more support. Make sure to send updates about your progress along the way and craft personalized thank-you messages for your donors.

Start your own Dollar Drive fundraising page for foster children today.

Upcoming Drive: Clothing Drive 

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 school supply items 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 at the nearest Mattress Firm

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.



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Sample Email

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

Subject: Help Foster Kids Dream Big and Thrive

Hi there,

Did you know that extracurricular activities have the power to shape a foster child’s future? The power to help them to dream big and bloom. The power to help them strive for success. And during the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Dollar Drive, we have the power to help!

Together we can provide local foster kids with team sports, dance class, summer camp and field trips—enriching experiences that stay with a child for a lifetime.

Right now, I’m collecting Dollar Drive donations through my convenient and secure online campaign page: [link to personal campaign page]. Please consider contributing a gift in any amount through April 22. If you prefer to donate in person, you can always take your gift to any Mattress Firm store.

At the end of the drive, Mattress Firm will distribute the donations to carefully selected non-profit foster care agency partners. My goal is to collect $X dollars, and I know we can do it! Want to start a Dollar Drive campaign of your own? The steps are simple. Visit the Mattress Firm Foster Kids website (add “click here” or URL or something) to create a page where friends and family can submit a secure and convenient online donation.

Let’s do our part to help local foster children thrive! Every donation is appreciated and every dollar counts. Thank you in advance for your support, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

(insert name) 

Sample Facebook Post

Extracurricular activities give foster children the confidence to dream, succeed and achieve. Through the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Dollar Drive, we can provide foster children with positive experiences like summer camp, prom, team sports, field trips and more. Please visit my Dollar Drive campaign page, and place a secure online donation through April 22. My fundraising goal is ($X dollars), and I know we can reach it! (insert campaign page link)

Sample Poster
Dollar Drive Poster
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