This season, Mattress Firm pledged to donate $1,000 to Mattress Firm Foster Kids for every touchdown the Texans scored at home. On Oct. 1, Mattress Firm, the official mattress retailer of the Houston Texans, celebrated Kid’s Day with the Texans by donating $22,000 to Mattress Firm Foster Kids.
The Mattress Firm Foster Kids program was launched in response to a need to provide essential items to foster families and children, who all too often, show up to their new foster homes with only the clothes on their backs.
Mattress Firm Foster Kids wants to help give foster kids the tools they need to succeed – whether it’s clothes, shoes, school supplies or special gifts around the holidays.
Most recently, Mattress Firm Foster Kids launched its “Little Victories” campaign, which strives to shed light on the little wins that foster children and parents experience every day. Parenting can be tough, but these special moments – anything from a child eating all their vegetables, to losing a tooth – make it all worthwhile.
Right now, you can help a foster child in your local area by participating in Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ Toy Drive. Anytime between now and Dec. 17, bring your donation of new and unwrapped gifts to a Mattress Firm location near you to help keep the holiday spirit alive for local foster children.
About The Author
Sunni Goodman As senior vice president of communications for Mattress Firm and mother to two beautiful children, Sunni Goodman shares her thoughts here on The Daily Doze on all things sleep and parenting, especially the disconnect between the two. Mattress Firm is both literally and figuratively a family for Sunni, having worked alongside her sister who recruited her to work for Mattress Firm in 2007, and her husband who she met her first day on the job. In addition to her love for chocolate and dancing, Sunni’s heart lies in sharing the Mattress Firm story. She provides strategic direction on Mattress Firm’s internal and external communications plans and lends her passion for serving her community to the Ticket to Dream Foundation, which supports the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program, and raises funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. In 2010, Sunni received the company’s Growth Award, which recognizes individuals who have lead efforts to advance sustainable and profitable growth in the company, and have developed and evolved personally and professionally. She is a proud alumna of Stephen F. Austin State University, where she was a setter for the Ladyjacks volleyball team. Sunni lives in Ft. Worth with her husband Jason, son Ruxin and daughter Remy. Best Night’s Sleep: While Sunni escapes every night to her dreamy adjustable base bed – complete with massage function – when she has the chance to take a nap, you can find her on her creaky, lumpy couch. And if you ask her the key to having sweet dreams, she’ll tell you it’s hearing “I love you,” from Jason, Ruxin and Remy before drifting off to sleep.