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Mattress Firm Honored for Support of Foster Children

The Texas-based Children At Risk Foundation has honored Mattress Firm President and CEO Ken Murphy with its Accolades Award to recognize the work the retailer has done with foster children.

The organization cited Murphy and Mattress Firm for being a powerful driving force in making a difference in the lives of children in foster care across Texas.

The Mattress Firm Foster Kids program, through the Ticket to Dream foundation, was created in response to requests for support from local nonprofit foster care organizations, citing needs for essential items like shoes, clothing, pajamas and school supplies for the over 400,000 foster children across the nation.

As a result, the company has committed to helping these children, and every year the stores host six item drives with all proceeds going to carefully selected nonprofit foster care partners across the country. Since 2015, Mattress Firm Foster Kids has raised over $7 million and collected 1.5 million essential items for foster kids.

"Ken Murphy and the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program are the guiding lights for children in Houston and throughout Texas," said Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of Children At Risk. "We are recognizing Mr. Murphy because of his and Mattress Firm's commitment to advocate for those who can't advocate for themselves, not only in Texas but across the nation."

"I am truly humbled by this acknowledgement from Children At Risk," said Murphy. "Our goal is to provide children in the foster care system and their families with the essential items they need to succeed. Alongside our non-profit partners, we hope to make a difference in the lives of foster kids and help them beat the odds."

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