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Sleep Train’s Foster Kids Program Collects Record Number of Donations

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Article Summary: Addition of new DonorDrive platform makes giving back to the community even easier in 2014.





Sleep Train reported that its Foster Kids program is celebrating a record-breaking year bringing in 272,000 donations, a more than 54,000 increase over last year. Hosting six annual drives at its more than 100 stores throughout California to collect essential material items for California’s more than 60,000 foster children, Sleep Train is known for inspiring community support by providing a simple way for individuals and businesses to give back. And this year, the company is taking another step to make contributing even easier with the launch of its DonorDrive platform.

The new website allows donors to create their own personal campaigns to raise money online. These funds are then used to purchase essential items in conjunction with the current Sleep Train Foster Kids program drive. Participants have access to a set of tools so they can seamlessly and securely collect funds, share their campaign with friends and track their success.

Donors also have the ability to host their own collection drives. To make it simple, the company’s Host-A-Drive page provides template emails, social media posts and posters they can utilize. Items collected during these drives are distributed among California’s foster youth through Sleep Train’s partner foster care organizations located throughout the state.

Through March 2nd, 2013 Sleep Train is hosting its Pajama Drive for Foster Kids. Those interested in giving back can donate at any Sleep Train store or visit the Foster Kids program website.

About Sleep Train: Sleep Train Mattress Centers, an award winning, employee-owned company, is ranked the #1 bedding specialist on the West Coast. Sleep Train offers customers superior service by professional and knowledgeable sleep consultants and the best selection of famous brands, such as Beautyrest®, Sealy®, Posturepedic®, Tempur-Pedic®, Stearns & Foster®, and Serta iComfort®, as well as premium adjustable beds, futons, and wood and metal accent beds at the guaranteed lowest prices. Sleep Train’s award-winning Foster Kids Program actively contributes to its community through ongoing donation drives that benefit the area’s over 60,000 foster children. Sleep Train is part of the Sleep Train Enterprise that boasts more than 270 locations in the West. Sleep Train is Your Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep®. For more information, visit www.sleeptrain.com or call 1-800-378-BEDS.

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