From Home Furnishing Business
Mattress Firm Provides $150K in Grants to 3 Major Charities
2022 by Laurie Northington in Business Strategy, Industry
The news highlights the expansion of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts to more broadly support organizations that make health and wellness possible for all.
The partnerships will support Mattress Firm's investment in better sleep for communities across the country as each partner represents a different facet of health and well-being. Mattress Firm has provided a $50,000 grant for each partner to use toward their efforts.
"We understand the immense value that philanthropic efforts have on the communities where we live and work," said John Eck, President and CEO of Mattress Firm. "Mattress Firm is committed to helping people sleep well so they live well, and these three incredible organizations will help us do just that by highlighting the important relationship that food, mental health and sleep have on our overall well-being."
The grants will further each organization in support of their mission:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will use the $50,000 grant as a contribution to their Hearts and Minds program, which offers education and resources to help participants better manage mental and physical health conditions, medications, and using nutrition and physical activity as a treatment tool.
- Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) will use the $50,000 grant to continue their efforts in the fight for food equity, to ensure food is healthy, sustainable, high-quality and culturally relevant in the communities we live and work in.
- JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will use the $50,000 grant to increase education and awareness on the importance of sleep and how it can support overall health for those living with type 1 diabetes and their families.
"NAMI values our partnership with Mattress Firm and their support for our Hearts and Mind Program." said Daniel H. Gillison Jr., NAMI CEO. "We applaud their focus on health and wellness. There is no health without mental health, and sleep is a key component of both. This partnership will help NAMI continue to provide needed local support, education and connection ― so no one feels alone in their struggle."
"We are grateful for forward-thinking partners like Mattress Firm who are committed to health equity and making wellness a reality for all families," said Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America. "Having access to high-quality food and promoting healthy sleep helps communities and individuals thrive."
"More than 1.8 million people in the United States are impacted by type 1 diabetes, and many experience sleep problems," said Katie Doyle, JDRF AVP of Corporate Development. "Through this new partnership with Mattress Firm, we can expand our community education of the importance of sleep and its positive health impacts."
To further support these partners, Mattress Firm will be encouraging customers to donate through monthly point-of-sale (POS) donations. Customers across the country can opt to make a monetary contribution during their in-store checkout, and 100 percent of the money raised will be donated to the respective organization beginning with JDRF through April 30, then again in July and in November for National Diabetes Awareness Month. NAMI will receive donations in May during Mental Health Month, in September and December. Contributions will be donated to PHA in June and during World Hunger Month in October.