Tempur-Pedic Donation – Spring 2014
Portland, June 25th, 2014. BedMart announced their third annual Tempur-Pedic donation was a hit. The company donated 206 mattresses to eight nonprofit organizations that provide transitional housing in the Portland area. The mattresses will outfit temporary residence for people experiencing homelessness. Donations of 10 to 35 mattresses were made to Central City Concern, Macdonald Center, New Avenues for Youth, Janus Youth Programs, Portland Rescue Mission, Transition Projects, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, and Luke-Dorf. All organizations share a connection beyond their transitional housing missions, as they all provide comprehensive support services that help individuals, families, and children.
BedMart invited members of the community to attend the mattress donation event on June 25th to learn more about these organizations’ impact on their communities. Over 60 people were in attendance.
“BedMart’s number one focus is the comfort and support for the families we serve everyday, this led to our involvement in transitional housing because even people without a home should have a safe, comfortable place to sleep.” says Elana Stone, Vice President and Spokeswoman of BedMart Mattress Superstores. “Our BedMart family is proud to contribute to such great causes because we’re a company supported by the local community, being able to reciprocate and give back means everything to us.”
At the conclusion of this donation, BedMart and Tempur-Pedic have together donated 500 mattresses to non-profit organizations in Portland. BedMart’s intentions are to eventually provide all transitional housing in Portland with new, clean mattresses.