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Mattress Firm Elves Bring Holiday Cheer to Foster Children

While we all love the holidays for the classic movies, delicious treats and special family traditions, there's one thing that happens this time of year that can warm even the coldest of hearts. Giving! Whether it's quality family time or reflecting on a prosperous year, there's something about this season that inspires people to give to those in their communities who need the most.

To celebrate the season of giving, Mattress Firm is working with the  Ticket to Dream Foundation to spread holiday cheer to children in foster care throughout the country. This time of year can be particularly challenging for a foster child. In addition to the usual unknowns that come with a new foster family, the child may feel intimidated by certain traditions, uncomfortable around extended family members or even just worry if Santa will be able to find him or her. This is where Mattress Firm wants to help.

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Toy Drive

Every child deserves to experience the joy and excitement that come with the holidays. This is why all Mattress Firm stores are collecting new, unwrapped toys for foster children and we're encouraging people across the country to participate. It doesn't matter if you finished your holiday shopping in November or are just getting started, we challenge you to think of a child who may be feeling a bit of uncertainty this holiday season and consider what a seemingly simple toy could mean to them. Whether you're picking up toys for your own kiddos or just stopping by your nearest department store, throw a little something extra in your cart and head to your nearest  Mattress Firm store to drop off your donation.

Nationwide, all Mattress Firm locations will be accepting new and unwrapped toys for children of all ages through Sunday, December 16. If you can't make it out to a store, you can also  donate online now!

Mattress Firm Elves

Just like Santa, Mattress Firm has elves too and, for the third year, Mattress Firm employees across the country volunteered their time to hand-deliver toys collected during the  Mattress Firm Foster Kids Toy Drive to foster children in our local communities.

Over the past week, our Mattress Firm Elves in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia delivered the toys collected so far to local foster children and our nonprofit partners. From special deliveries from Simone Biles in Houston to toy shopping trips in Atlanta with the Atlanta Falcons, each event was a huge success, and we hope to have spread a little extra joy this holiday season!

Now through Dec. 16, you can help spread the holiday spirit to foster children in your community by donating new, unwrapped toys at a Mattress Firm near you!

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