Community & Culture

Mattress Firm Celebrates Record-Breaking Turnout for National Volunteer Week

Mattress Firm employees at Austin Children's

One of Mattress Firm’s core values is “Give Back,” and this year, during National Volunteer Week, employees took it to heart with record-breaking participation.

National Volunteer Week aims to honor the impactful contributions of volunteers, empowering and inspiring people to make a difference in their local communities. Volunteers remain a crucial resource to many organizations throughout the country, and that week is a great opportunity for people to make time to make a difference.

Mattress Firm employees helping to put together beds in Houston, TX

“Giving back to our communities is one of Mattress Firm’s values and one of the many reasons we offer everyone 16 hours of volunteer time off annually. Thank you for putting that time to great use and making an impact in communities across the country. We couldn’t have done this without our 250 incredible give back champions across the company who sourced volunteer opportunities, contacted nonprofits and got their teams to participate,” President and CEO John Eck said in a video address to employees recapping the week.

Mattress Firm employees are proud to serve the communities where we live and work. From building bunk beds to providing meals to cleaning up trash in public spaces, nearly 1,200 employees across the country showed up to lend a hand in their communities. That’s a 152% increase from 2022. Over the course of the week, Mattress Firm team members served 155 different organizations in 515 cities. Compared to National Volunteer Week 2022, Mattress Firm employees nearly tripled their impact in 2023, logging 5,800 hours of volunteer time.

Mattress Firm Employees help to clean up their local park in Portland, OR.

Based on the Independent Sector’s estimated value of a volunteer hour, Mattress Firm had an economic impact of more than $182,000! This rate is based on the cost to the organization of hiring paid workers to provide these services. While National Volunteer Week 2023 is over, Mattress Firm supports the causes and organizations that are important all year long through Matching Donations, Community Engagement and Volunteer Programs.

National Volunteer Week 2023 infographic. Text reads: National Volunteer Week 2023. Giving back to our communities is one of Mattress Firm's Core Values. Thanks to your efforts and passion, 2023 marks our biggest, most impactful National Volunteer Week yet!

You Might Also Like

Community & Culture
Mattress Firm Partners with the Ticket to Dream Foundation to Host “Pack2School” Backpack Build EventsAs we near the end of Summer, students nationwide are heading back to school and preparing for the new year ahead. While this is an exciting time for many, it can bring feelings of anxiety, unpreparedness and uncertainty for foster children.
Community & Culture
Mattress Firm Elves Bring Christmas Cheer to Local Foster KidsFrom the warm feeling of sitting around the TV with family watching classic holiday movies to the anticipation of waking up on Christmas morning to see what Santa left under the tree, the holidays bring back some of the best childhood memories.
Community & Culture
Mattress Firm Foster Kids to Celebrate “Little Victories”As someone who has worked closely with foster care advocates for more than a decade, I’ve seen firsthand that little things can make a big difference for foster children and their families. Sometimes, the small victories are what life is all about – a clean plate, sleeping through the night, picking up the toys; each accomplishment is an important step as children grow up to be mature adults and is a victory worth celebrating.
Community & Culture
Mattress Firm Teams Up with Deshaun Watson to Teach Foster Children Success On and Off the FieldFootball season came early this year for a special group of 10 Houston-area foster children who attended Deshaun Watson's Youth Football Camp over the weekend.
Community & Culture
How You Can Share “Little Victories” with Mattress Firm Foster KidsWe’re about halfway through our latest effort to support foster children and their families, and I couldn’t be more excited about what we’ve seen so far!
Community & Culture
May is National Foster Care MonthIn 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.
Sleep Hacks for First Time Parents_blog_640x400
Community & Culture
5 Sleep Hacks for First Time ParentsSleepless nights and groggy mornings. ? The dangers of sleep deprivation are no joke and we all know what it feels like to not sleep our best.
black friday mattress_blog_640x400
Community & Culture
8 Famous Nappers in HistoryWho says naps are for infants and kindergartners? Studies show that mid-day naps can improve your mood and boost productivity.
Jan 18_blog_640x400
Community & Culture
Guest Post: Getting Ready to Welcome Our Foster ChildMy name is Yuni and I run my own lifestyle and design blog, Love Your Abode. First and foremost, I'm a wife and mama to 3 awesome kiddos. I also work as an interior decorator. You can find me blogging about all things affordable design, DIY, healthy recipes and life as a mom.