Host An Upcoming Drive For Foster Kids

Host an Upcoming Drive for Foster Kids

Book Drive: June 2 – July 28

Do you remember snuggling up in bed to get ready to hear a bedtime story? Everyone has a favorite book from their childhood that was a memorable part of their bedtime routines … and at Mattress Firm, we are dedicated to making sure that all children get a good night’s sleep. We know how important it is for children to have a healthy bedtime routine that includes reading a bedtime story and getting cozy in warm, comfortable pajamas.  

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

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 brief explanation of your efforts, and we’ll share your story of generosity on Facebook and on our website. Sharing your story will inspire other members of the community to participate while also giving you the recognition you deserve. Send your story and pictures to 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 memorable bedtime routine that supports a great night’s sleep while creating memories for children that will last a lifetime. For foster children across the country, however, bedtime books can be especially important in providing comfort in a new home. That’s why I’m supporting the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Book Drive!

With the help of carefully selected non-profit foster care agency partners, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program takes in donations and distributes them to local foster children in need. My personal goal is to collect [INSERT NUMBER] books, but I need your help.

Starting June 2, simply donate your new children’s books, and I will take them to Mattress Firm. Since I enjoy shopping and always find deals on great books while I’m out and about, I understand that shopping isn’t for everyone. If you don’t have time to shop for books, simply 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. My bedtime routine was a huge part of my childhood, as it is for all children. For foster children across the country, a storybook to read at bedtime can provide the comfort they need as they settle in to a new home. That’s why the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Book Drive is so important! And right now, through July 28, you can help Mattress Firm Foster Kids by collecting new books and donating them to the Book Drive. All you have to do is donate new children’s books at [INSERT DROP-OFF LOCATION] starting on June 2, and I’ll drop them off at the nearest Mattress Firm. My goal is [INSERT NUMBER], and I know we can reach it!

Sample Poster

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