Host An Upcoming Drive For Foster Kids

Host an Upcoming Drive for Foster Kids

Dollar Drive: 3/5 – 4/22

Due to financial limitations, foster children often miss out on important childhood experiences like attending summer camp, playing team sports or learning how to play a musical instrument.

But that’s where we can help.

You can help local foster children join in on the fun by hosting your own Mattress Firm Foster Kids Dollar Drive. And now it’s easier than ever to raise funds! In a few short steps, create a campaign page where friends and family can submit a secure and convenient online donation for foster children.

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, plus connect your page with Facebook and Twitter to generate even more support. Send updates about your progress and craft personalized thank-you messages.

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

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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 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

To spread awareness and easily collect donations for your Dollar Drive, consider starting a personal campaign and asking friends and family to donate online through your page.

If you prefer to collect donations in person, create a central place to collect cash and check donations, whether it’s your home, a community center or the lobby at work. Clearly mark containers for donation drop-offs.

3. Drop off your donations 

Donations are accepted at all of our 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 foster kids join in on the fun!

Hi there,

Do you remember the first time you joined a sports team, attended summer camp or took music lessons? I know I do. Unfortunately, financial limitations often make it difficult for foster children to take part in these and other life-shaping experiences.

That’s why I’m supporting the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Dollar Drive! My goal is to collect ($X dollars), and I need your help. I’ve created my own Dollar Drive fundraiser page where my friends and family can submit a convenient and secure online donation: (insert link to campaign page).

You can track the progress of my drive by visiting my campaign page and checking out the status bar. Or if you prefer to contribute in person, you can make your donation at any Mattress Firm. At the end of the drive, Mattress Firm will distribute all donations to their carefully selected non-profit foster care agency partners.

I hope you’ll join me in my effort to help foster kids gain access to life-shaping extracurricular activities. Your support helps make it possible for foster children in our communities to create positive childhood memories. Thank you in advance for your support, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

(insert name) 

Sample Facebook Post

Do you remember summer camp, senior prom or your 5th grade science camp field trip? I know I do. Unfortunately, foster kids often miss out on these memorable experiences due to financial limitations. Please visit my Dollar Drive campaign page through April 2 to place a secure online donation in support of foster kids. My fundraising goal is ($X dollars), and I know we can reach it. (insert campaign page link)

Sample Poster

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