The Salvation Army in Chicago to Receive 500 Donated Mattresses From Stearns & Foster as Part of National "Gift of Sleep" $1 Million Mattress Donation

THE SALVATION ARMY IN CHICAGO TO RECEIVE 500 DONATED MATTRESSES FROM

STEARNS &FOSTER AS PART OF NATIONAL “GIFT OF SLEEP”$1 MILLION MATTRESS DONATION

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Welcomes Mattress Truck to its West Loop Facility April 9

CHICAGO– Luxury mattress brand Stearns & Foster® has named The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division in Chicago as a beneficiary of its annual Gift of Sleep program, which donates $1 million in new mattresses to a select number of residential facilities throughout the United States each year. The mattress delivery truck will make separate deliveries this month totaling 500 mattresses to three Chicago-area Salvation Army facilities, including The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, a licensed substance abuse treatment facility.

WHAT:           Stearns & Foster Gift of Sleep Mattress Delivery

Please join The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, a licensed substance abuse treatment facility, in welcoming the Stearns & Foster mattress delivery truck as it makes a large mattress donation to benefit the residential facilities of The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division.

WHERE:

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, 1515 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60607

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 9; 10 a.m. CT

WHO:              Captain Merrill Powers, Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center will be on hand to talk with media.

The delivery is part of the Stearns & Foster brand’s annual Gift of Sleep program, which benefits The Salvation Army by calling attention to Americans experiencing hardships and emphasizing the organization’s continued need for donations.  Now in its third consecutive year, the program has donated $3 million in new mattresses to The Salvation Army residential facilities throughout the United States since its inception in 2010.

“We are beyond thrilled these new mattresses will be headed to The Salvation Army residential shelters,” said Jaime Joswick, national brand management director, The Salvation Army. “They will ensure a better night’s rest for our clients, and we are grateful for the Stearns & Foster partnership.”

About Sealy

Sealy owns one of the largest bedding brands in the world, with sales of $1.3 billion in fiscal 2012. The company manufactures and markets a broad range of mattresses and foundations under the Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®,Optimum™ by Sealy Posturepedic®, Stearns & Foster®, and Bassett® brands. Sealy operates 25 plants in North America, and has the largest market share and highest consumer awareness of any bedding brand on the continent. In the United States, Sealy sells its products to approximately 3,000 customers with more than 11,000 retail outlets. Sealy is also a leading supplier to the hospitality industry. For more information, please visit www.sealy.com

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is the largest social service organization in the world and the single largest direct provider of social services in Chicago and the state of Illinois.  The Army operates 200 points of entry in neighborhoods across the greater Chicago area, providing disaster relief, shelter, meals, rehabilitation programs, child care and head start, senior services and more.  On any given night, about 900 people are sleeping under a Salvation Army roof.   In 2010, The Army celebrated 125 years of service in Chicago.  The Salvation Army is there every day, 24-hours-a-day in Chicago and throughout the country providing disaster relief to people in crisis.  For more information about The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division or to donate or volunteer, please visit www.salarmychicago.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-825-2769).

 

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