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How to Help Foster Kids on #GivingTuesday

 

Saving the best for last doesn’t just apply to the pumpkin pie that follows a turkey feast. Today is #GivingTuesday, which caps off a flurry of holiday hallmarks. But, unlike Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a sweet reminder of the true meaning of the holiday season.

How to Help Foster Kids on #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, Mattress Firm Foster Kids invites you to celebrate the charitable season by giving back to foster kids in our communities. We’re matching up to $5,000 of donations to help foster children across the country experience the magic of the season. Giving back to foster kids is easy and there are a couple of ways to help:

What Can Your Donation Do?


The holidays can be a particularly tough time for foster children. Many of these children go through multiple placements, leaving behind essential and sentimental items and experiencing emotional and academic struggles associated with the inconsistency that life as a foster kid often entails.

Mattress Firm Foster Kids partners with local nonprofits to provide foster children with basic items like pajamas, shoes and school supplies. And since we're also children at heart, we know how important it is for a kid to be a kid.

Here are just some of the ways in which you can touch the life of a foster kid this holiday season:

  • A $15 donation buys a foster child new PJs to accompany visions of sugar plums.
  • $25 ensures that December birthdays don't get overshadowed by the holiday madness with a special birthday box
  • Those with academically-inclined New Year's Resolutions will go back to school in January equipped with a year's worth of school supplies for just $50 or the aid of a tutor for $100.
  • A $150 donation can help a foster child walk with confidence in 2017 with a new wardrobe.
  • For $200, you can make a child’s summer dreams come true with a session at a summer or sports camp.

Whether it’s making a birthday extra special or affording a child with the opportunity to experience summer camp, your donation – no matter how big or small, can make a difference in the life of a foster child.

Help us spread some holiday cheer to those that need it most this #GivingTuesday and all season long.

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