May is National Foster Care Month
In 1988, President Reagan signed a proclamation establishing May as National Foster Care Month, a month set aside as a specific time to acknowledge the community of people who work to support foster children and their families.
When we take a step back and reflect on Mattress Firm Foster Kids and all of the children we’ve been able to help throughout this past year, we are so grateful for the huge number of people who contribute in different ways to make our work possible.
It Takes a Community
Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ tagline is “Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.” And it’s true!
Everyone in our community plays a different role in the success of our programs, and that’s something to get excited about. It’s the collective power of everyone – community leaders, local nonprofits, CASA volunteers, foster parents, corporate sponsors, mentors, donors, and our employees – who make our program successful, and any success we have is shared among everyone who participates.
In fact, Mattress Firm Foster Kids is structured around being part of and supporting local communities. We host year-round collection drives for essentials like new clothing, shoes and school supplies, then distribute those items to carefully chosen local nonprofit foster care partners. Donations are collected through the Ticket to Dream Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and after each of the six annual donation drives, proceeds stay in the community where they were donated.
Mattress Firm Foster Kids also partners with generous donors from companies and groups who host their own drives through campaigns and events.
So what are you waiting for? Join us! You can donate online or use our store locator to find the Mattress Firm location nearest you. After all, not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.