Tempur Sealy and Sleep Outfitters Give Hundreds of Beds and Thousands of Dollars to Help Children Through KVC Kentucky
For several years, KVC Kentucky has had the honor of partnering with Tempur Sealy International, the world’s largest bedding provider. Both organizations are headquartered in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. There is wonderful synergy between Tempur Sealy’s mission to deliver transformative, restful sleep to people and KVC Kentucky’s mission to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families. For many families who are in crisis and involved in child welfare services, a bed makes a profoundly positive, life-changing difference.
Tempur Sealy and their local retail partner, Sleep Outfitters, have demonstrated a deep commitment to helping children and families through KVC Kentucky. They have sponsored several of KVC Kentucky’s annual fundraising events through both financial and in-kind donations and have also provided beds for specific children and families in need, ensuring that children have a safe place to lay their heads at night. Through a unique online referral system, KVC staff are able to request mattress donations for children who may be returning home from foster care, sleeping on a couch or air mattress, or have never had a bed to call their own. The incredible team at Sleep Outfitters works behind the scenes to deliver mattresses directly to clients homes, KVC offices, or the nearest Sleep Outfitters location. Some of these children have their very first bed thanks to the donations from Sleep Outfitters and Tempur Sealy.
Check out this short video describing the impact of Tempur Sealy’s generosity in the lives of children and families in crisis:
In addition, Tempur Sealy’s Emerging Leaders group has been an invaluable partner in our annual back-to-school drive by providing backpacks and school supplies. Last year, their contributions meant that over 150 children were able to walk into their first day of school with all of the materials necessary for a successful start to the school year.
But in December 2019, Tempur Sealy delivered their most unexpected gift and surprise to date. After an invitation for KVC leaders to attend a “meet and greet” with Tempur Sealy President and CEO, Scott Thompson, Tempur Sealy announced and presented an incredibly generous gift of $50,000 from the Tempur Sealy Foundation to KVC Kentucky.
We are grateful for Tempur Sealy’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of children through KVC Kentucky. Thank you, Tempur Sealy!
If you’d also like to get involved and show a child or teen that they matter, visit our Donation page to learn more.