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Bedtime Book Drive: June 2–July 28

Do you remember snuggling up in bed to get ready for your bedtime story? Maybe you had a favorite book that put you right to sleep. At Mattress Firm, we are dedicated to helping foster kids, and all kids, get a good night’s sleep. We believe that developing a consistent bedtime routine, like reading a bedtime story, sets up foster kids for a good night’s sleep.

You can help local foster children enjoy the comfort of a bedtime story by hosting your own Mattress Firm Foster Kids Bedtime Book Drive. Collect new book donations from your friends, family and neighbors, then drop them off at your Mattress Firm. 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 bedtime books 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 coworkers 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.

Email philanthropy@mattressfirm.com

 

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

Sample Email

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

Subject: Donate books for local foster kids

Hi there,

Do you remember your favorite bedtime story growing up? I know I do. Bedtime stories are just a small part of creating a bedtime routine that support a great night’s sleep. Unfortunately, there are foster kids across the country who are in need of these small comforts. That’s why I’m supporting the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Bedtime Book Drive!

With help from carefully selected non-profit foster care agency partners, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program takes in donations and provides them to local foster children in need. My goal is to collect [insert number of books] new books, and I need your help.

Donate new children’s books starting June 2, and I will take them to Mattress Firm. I have fun shopping and always find great deals that allow me to pick up 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 provide foster children with special services and programs.

Thank you,

(insert name)

Sample Facebook Post

Do you remember your favorite bedtime story growing up? I know I do. Unfortunately, foster kids are sometimes unable to establish the bedtime routines, including reading stories, that help promote a great night’s sleep. Now through July 28, I’m helping Mattress Firm Foster Kids by collecting books to give to local foster children. All you have to do is donate new children’s books at (insert drop-off location) starting June 2, and I’ll drop them off at the nearest Mattress Firm. My goal is (insert number) books, and I know we can reach it!

Sample Poster
Foster Kids Book Drive Poster
Download Poster PDF (2 MB)

 

 

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