Little Canada, MN – November 28, 2011 – This holiday season, Slumberland Furniture is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays program. Beginning December 7, Slumberland will donate approximately 2,000 mattress and box spring sets to nonprofit partners throughout the Midwest communities it serves, including Bridging Inc., St. Anne’s Place, Tubman Family Alliance, Union Gospel Mission and World Relief of Minnesota, among others, who will distribute them to families in need.
Every year, Slumberland employees and community volunteers from First Lutheran Church, Carefree Cottage Village in Maplewood and Presbyterian Homes, craft quilts to give away to families. In addition, Glideaway is donating bed frames and Genie B is donating bed packs, which include a set of sheets, pillowcases and a blanket.
The Making Homes for the Holidays program began in 1993. Since then, Slumberland has donated more than 20,000 new mattresses and box springs to deserving families. Slumberland stores will also donate quilts donated from local community partners.
“For far too many families, a warm bed has become a luxury, especially in today’s tough economic environment. With Making Homes for the Holidays, Slumberland is working to ensure that everyone in our communities gets a healthy night’s sleep,” said Ken Larson, Slumberland’s owner.
The beds will be loaded for delivery to area families on December 7 starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Slumberland warehouse at 3060 Centerville Road in Little Canada.
Slumberland’s 40 Winks Foundation works directly through local charity partners located in the cities where there are Slumberland stores. The local charity partners oversee the bed donation process and identify all donation recipients. Through its Web site at www.40winksfoundation.org.
Slumberland’s 40 Winks Foundation also provides educational information on the importance of good sleep, as well as tips on how to help children fall and stay asleep each night.
Slumberland’s 40 Winks Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers several opportunities for the public to help provide beds to children and families. The public can make monetary donations and/or purchase specialty products at select Slumberland stores, with the proceeds going directly to the Foundation’s work. Because Slumberland covers all operating and administrative expenses for the Foundation, 100% of the money raised for the 40 Winks Foundation is used to get beds into the homes that need them.
For too many children and families across America, getting a good night’s sleep is only something they dream about. That’s why Slumberland Furniture created the 40 Winks Foundation. With its name embedded in an old English expression for just the right amount of sleep, the 40 Winks Foundation seeks to provide mattresses and beds to children and families lacking the resources to help them attain one of the foundational blocks of life – a full and healthy night’s sleep.
Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 40 years Slumberland has expanded to 123 stores across 12 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Simmons mattresses and Natuzzi leather. For more information on Slumberland Furniture’s products, visit Slumberland.com.