Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sleep Experts and Girl Scouts Share the Warmth with families in need

Sleep Experts and Girl Scouts Share the Warmth with families in need

Mattress retailer Sleep Experts announces its 9th annual Share the Warmth Blanket Drive and asks families to drop off new or gently used blankets at any store location, now through Thanksgiving. Items collected during the drive will be distributed to local nonprofits that share a mission of helping homeless families become self-sufficient. North Texas beneficiaries are Interfaith Housing Coalition in Dallas, Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth and The Samaritan Inn in Collin County.

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will participate in Share the Warmth for a second year by collecting blankets in their communities throughout the Dallas, Collin and Denton County areas and dropping them at Sleep Experts’ stores. This year the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains are joining the efforts and will collect items in the Fort Worth area. The blankets will then be distributed to the three non-profit groups, to help their families keep warm this winter season.

“The Presbyterian Night Shelter provides daily care to over 575 Tarrant County men, women, and children,” said Toby Owen, executive director of Presbyterian Night Shelter. “As we approach winter, it is so important that we have warm clothes and warm blankets for all that utilize our shelter. This gift of warmth will really make a difference this holiday season.”

In addition to blankets, Sleep Experts accepts donations of other new and gently used comfort items including sheets, pillows, comforters and towels. For store locations visit

“As the holiday season approaches, we ask the community to help us give the gift of warmth and comfort to families in need,” said Christine Cook, wife, mom and president of Sleep Experts. “With the help of the Girl Scouts, and our new presence in Austin, we continue to expand the reach of this program and hope to Share the Warmth with a growing number of families each year.”

Sleep Experts has opened seven stores in the Austin market and is hosting the first Share the Warmth Blanket Drive in Central Texas. In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, the company will collect blankets at its six Austin-area stores and distribute them to Austin Children’s Shelter, Center for Child Protection, Foundation Communities, SafePlace and Saint Louise House.

About Sleep Experts:
Sleep Experts, a mattress retailer with 40 locations in North Texas and 7 in Austin, offers a broad selection of innerspring mattresses, foam mattresses and air mattresses, with brands including Tempur-Pedic, ComforPedic, Simmons, Beautyrest, Kingsdown, Artisan House, Comfortaire and iMattress. The company’s mission is to exceed customers’ expectations, and it backs this pledge with a One Year Love Your Mattress Guarantee™. Sleep Experts shares the gift of sleep with families in need by donating customers’ old mattresses to area non-profit organizations. For more information, visit or call (888) 55-SLEEP.

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