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Sleep Country Raises $159K for Foster Kids

Mattress retailer Sleep Country USA, has raised $159,000 for its 9th annual Pajama Bowl for Foster Kids program.

The most recent event put the retailer over the $900,000 mark for the nine years the company has promoted the event. All donations help fund the extras foster children often go without.

“Participating in extracurricular activities greatly improves a child’s quality of life and potential for future success," said Jeff Judy, executive director—Pacific Northwest at Olive Crest, a Pajama Bowl beneficiary. "Unfortunately, foster youth often go without these experiences due to a lack of funding. With support from Sleep Country’s Pajama Bowl, the foster children we serve have been able to attend summer camp, participate in sports teams by being able to get the equipment and shoes, participate in music with instruments, and get a leg up in school with extra support. We’re incredibly thankful to watch them gain a sense of belonging, build their self confidence and create positive memories alongside their peers.”

Sleep Country also recently held a Community Day event, bringing 545 employee-owners to Seattle to volunteer in various projects throughout that region, such as creating birthday cards for foster children, sorting donated items for foster youth, re-packaging bulk food into meals, creating tie blankets for families affected by the Oso, Wash., landslide  and repairing hiking trails. This was part of Sleep Country’s overall commitment to helping the communities it serves, which continues throughout the year with every employee-owner receiving two paid days to volunteer.

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