Host An Upcoming Drive For Foster Kids

Host an Upcoming Drive for Foster Kids

Pajama Drive: Starting December 17  

Foster children are often removed from their homes with just the clothes on their back. Separated from family and familiar faces, their first nights in a new home can feel scary and uncertain—but a colorful, cozy new pair of pajamas offers comfort, warmth and a sense of hope.

Help make nighttime a little easier for local foster kids by hosting your own Mattress Firm Foster Kids Pajama Drive. It’s an easy way to give back to your community while leaving the heavy lifting of planning and promotion to us.

Read on for more details and information about how to get started.

Back to Current Drive: Toy 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 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 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 me spread holiday cheer to foster kids.

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

Subject: Donate pajamas for foster kids in need.

Hi there,

Kids grow up, but their clothes don’t follow suit. So I’m collecting pajamas of all sizes and all ages to give to foster kids in need. Together we can help them sleep a little better at night.

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 (number) new, unwrapped gifts, and I need your help.

Donate new pajamas of all sizes at (insert location) starting December 17th, and I will take them to Mattress Firm. I have fun shopping and always find great deals that allow me to buy 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.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thank you,

(insert name)

Sample Facebook Post

Let’s help local foster kids sleep a little easier at night by donating new pajamas of all sizes during Mattress Firm’s Foster Kids Pajama Drive. I would like to collect (insert goal #) pairs of PJs for kids of all ages. I’m collecting donations at (insert drop-off location) starting on December 17th. (Insert personal campaign link here)

Sample Poster

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