Host An Upcoming Drive For Foster Kids

Host an Upcoming Drive for Foster Kids

Bears & Bedtime Toys Drive: October 9–December 15

Did you know that kids and teens who get a good night’s sleep are more likely to do well in school and stay healthy? A bedtime toy can be part of a healthy bedtime routine for all children—including foster kids. That’s why Mattress Firm is committed to helping foster kids, and all kids, get a great night’s sleep so they can be successful. When you donate items like bedtime books, bedtime toys and pajamas, you’re providing a foster child the gift of hope for a better future. It’s easy to help. Host your own Mattress Firm Foster Kids Bears & Bedtime Toys Drive and help foster children get better sleep for a better future.

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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 coworkers 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 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. Send all stories and pictures to 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 children by donating a bear or bedtime toy

Hi, there!

Did you know that kids and teens who get a good night’s sleep are more likely to do well in school and stay healthy? For foster children who have been separated from family, friends and familiar faces, bedtime can be an extremely difficult and lonely time. Something as simple as a favorite sleep-time object, like pajamas or stuffed animals, can make a world of difference.

That’s why I’m supporting the Mattress Firm Bears & Bedtime Toys Drive for foster kids this year. Mattress Firm is committed to helping foster kids, and all kids, get a great night’s sleep.

My goal is to collect [insert number of toys] new, unwrapped bears and bedtime toys for children of various ages, and I need your help. Donations of new, unwrapped bedtime toys can be dropped off at [insert location], and I will take them to Mattress Firm. If shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you can always donate online, and your tax-deductible gift will be used to help provide foster children with special services and programs.

Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.TM

Thank you,

[insert name]

Sample Facebook Post

Everyone deserves to get a good night’s sleep. Now through [insert date], I’m helping foster kids by collecting new bears and other bedtime toys to give to a child in need. All you have to do? Pick a new toy to donate at your nearby Mattress Firm.  My goal is [insert number of toys] bedtime toys. We got this!

Sample Poster

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